2013 is going to bring a lot of new questions to the surface with the new Gen 6 cars. But something that will truely separate the good teams from the great teams is "Teamwork". And it all starts with testing.
As these teams prepared for lengthy test sessions, it really put pressure on owners like Michael Waltrip, Richard Petty, and Chip Gnassi to step up their programs and finally be considered elte in the eyes of nascar fans. Teamwork and organization during these volatile times is what wins championships.
So this week, don't just compare drivers. Compare teams, organizations, logisitics... it all adds up at the end of the day. And what separates the men from the boys is the ability of a team owner to correctly maximize the potential of everyone across the board.