2012 ARCA Racing Series season

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2012 ARCA Racing Series season
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The 2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards was the 60th season of the ARCA Racing Series. The season began on February 18 with the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 and ended on October 19 with the Kansas ARCA 150. Chris Buescher won the championship over Frank Kimmel by 75 points after a heated battle. Alex Bowman was named rookie of the year after battling Brennan Poole all season. [1]

2012 calendar[edit]

The 2012 series schedule was announced in November 2011.[2]

No. Race title Track Date
1 Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 18
2 Mobile ARCA 200 Mobile International Speedway, Irvington March 10
3 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 Salem Speedway, Salem April 29
4 International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250 Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega May 4
5 Menards 200 by Federated Car Care Toledo Speedway, Toledo May 20
6 Akona 200 presented by Federated Car Care Elko Speedway, Elko New Market June 2
7 Pocono ARCA 200 Pocono Raceway, Pocono June 9
8 RainEater Wiper Blades 200 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn June 15
9 Herr Foods Chase the Taste 200 Winchester Speedway, Winchester June 24
10 The All-American Race Weekend presented by Global Barter Corporation New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville July 1
11 Prairie Meadows 200 Iowa Speedway, Newton July 13
12 Ansell ActivArmr 150 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet July 21
13 Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 Lucas Oil Raceway, Brownsburg July 27
14 Pennsylvania ARCA 125 Pocono Raceway, Pocono August 4
15 Berlin ARCA 200 presented by Hantz Group Berlin Raceway, Marne August 11
16 Allen Crowe Memorial 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield August 19
17 Herr's Live Life with Flavor 200 Madison International Speedway, Rutland August 26
18 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic by Federated Car Care Salem Speedway, Salem September 15
Southern Illinois 100 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, Du Quoin October 14
19 Kansas Lottery 98.9 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City October 19

Results and standings[edit]

Races[edit]

No. Race Pole position Most laps led Winning driver Winning manufacturer
1 Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 Sean Corr Brandon McReynolds Bobby Gerhart Chevrolet
2 Mobile ARCA 200 Alex Bowman Cale Gale Cale Gale Chevrolet
3 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 Chris Buescher Alex Bowman Alex Bowman Dodge
4 International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250 Matt Lofton Matt Lofton Brandon McReynolds Chevrolet
5 Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care Alex Bowman Chris Buescher Chris Buescher Ford
6 Akona 200 presented by Federated Car Care Alex Bowman Brennan Poole Brennan Poole Chevrolet
7 Pocono ARCA 200 Brennan Poole Brennan Poole Brennan Poole Toyota
8 RainEater Wiper Blades 200 Joey Coulter Brennan Poole Chris Buescher Ford
9 Herr Foods Chase the Taste 200 Chris Buescher Brennan Poole Alex Bowman Dodge
10 The All-American Race Weekend Chad Hackenbracht Andrew Ranger Andrew Ranger Dodge
11 Prairie Meadows 200 Brennan Poole Alex Bowman Alex Bowman Dodge
12 Ansell ActivArmr 150 Kevin Swindell Kevin Swindell Kevin Swindell Toyota
13 Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 Matt Crafton Chad Hackenbracht Frank Kimmel Toyota
14 Pennsylvania ARCA 125 Brennan Poole Alex Bowman Chad Hackenbracht Chevrolet
15 Berlin ARCA 200 presented by Hantz Group Chad Hackenbracht Frank Kimmel Chris Buescher Ford
16 Allen Crowe Memorial 100 Alex Bowman Frank Kimmel Frank Kimmel Toyota
17 Herr's Live Life with Flavor 200 Alex Bowman Chris Buescher Chris Buescher Ford
18 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic Chase Elliott Tom Hessert Tom Hessert Chevrolet
Southern Illinois 100 Cancelled due to rain[3]
19 Kansas Lottery 98.9 Alex Bowman Alex Bowman Alex Bowman Dodge

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Pit Lane". Retrieved 25 December 2012. 
  2. ^ Fradette, Luc (November 29, 2011). "2012 schedule officially released". Auto123.com (Xprima.com Corporation). Retrieved May 23, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Today's Southern Illinois 100 Cancelled for Rain". ARCA Inc. October 14, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2012. 

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