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The best, the worst, the overachievers, the underachievers and everything in between are all here. So without further ado, let’s take a look back the 2013 NASCAR season by handing out some hardware and recognizing who did what.
Driver of the Year
The best driver in a given year doesn’t always win the championship and the champion isn’t always the best driver. This season, however, Jimmie Johnson was both.
En route to a sixth series title, Johnson earned six victories and could have easily had more were it not for mistakes at Dover, Kentucky, Indianapolis and Charlotte. Nevertheless, his dominance was omnipresent. He led all drivers in top-10s (24), laps led (1,985), average finish (10.7) and tied Kyle Busch for most top-fives (16).