2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series

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2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series season
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Elliott Sadler came in second behind Stenhouse.

The 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series season was the thirty-first season of semi-professional stock car racing in the United States. The season included thirty-three races, down from thirty-four, and began with the DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway and ended with the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Chevrolet won the Manufacturer's Championship. Joe Gibbs won the Owners' Championship with the No. 18 car, while Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. of Roush Fenway Racing won the Drivers' Championship with a sixth place finish at the final race of the season.

Report

The Nationwide Series started its 2012 season at Daytona. The race was dominated by a mix of tandem and pack drafting. On the final lap, Kurt and Kyle Busch attempted to block the tandem of Joey Logano and Trevor Bayne. When the Busch brothers moved up to block, it resulted in a 10 car collision that wrecked most of the top 10. Part-time Nationwide driver James Buescher sailed through the wreck and scored his first series win. Heading to Phoenix, Kevin Harvick dominated the race, leading 90 laps. On the final pitstop, teammate Elliott Sadler got two tires and managed to hold off a charging Brad Keselowski for his first Nationwide win in 14 years. Heading to Las Vegas, defending champion Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. held off veteran Mark Martin for his first win of the season. The next week at Bristol, polesitter Joey Logano dominated the race, leading 119 laps. But Elliott Sadler, on the advice of crew chief Luke Lambert, stayed out during the final round of pit stops and held off Kasey Kahne for his second win in four races. In California, Logano won back-to-back poles, but held off Stenhouse for his first win of the season.

Following the off week, teams returned to racing at Texas. There Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. and Paul Menard were the class of the field, with Menard leading 100 laps. However, Stenhouse rallied from a poor early pitstop and held off Menard for his second win of the season. At Richmond, Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, and Virginia native Denny Hamlin dominated the race, but Busch would hold off Hamlin to take the first Nationwide win for Kyle Busch Motorsports. The following week at Talladega, a multi-car crash on the last lap forced a red flag. On the restart, Joey Logano edged Cup teammate Kyle Busch by 0.034 seconds to take his second win of the year. At Darlington, Denny Hamlin dominated the race, leading 102 laps. However, a push from Brad Keselowski on a green-white-checkered restart sent Joey Logano to the lead and to his second consecutive win. At Iowa, points leader Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. once again dominated, leading 209 of 250 laps to easily claim his third consecutive Iowa win. At Charlotte, Brad Keselowski stayed out during the final round of pit stops, going 73 laps on a single tank of fuel to claim his first win of the season. At Dover, Joey Logano dominated the race and held off teammates Ryan Truex and Brian Scott to grab the win.

Following the second off weekend, the series returned to action at Michigan, where Logano once again dominated the race, holding off James Buescher to grab his second consecutive victory. The following week at Road America, Nelson Piquet, Jr. dominated the race from pole, grabbing his first Nationwide win and becoming the first Brazilian to win in one of NASCAR's top three divisions. At Kentucky, Austin Dillon dominated the race, easily holding off the field to take his first career Nationwide win and becoming the first rookie winner since Juan Pablo Montoya. Dillon took over the points lead, but lost it after failing post-race inspection. When the series returned to Daytona, multiple Big Ones took out most of the contenders. However, Kurt Busch stayed out front and pulled a last lap pass on Joey Logano to take his second win of the season. The series headed to Chicago, where Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. dominated most of the day, but a decision to stay out when the leaders pitted on lap 130 cost him later. On lap 166, Stenhouse pitted, handing the lead to points leader Elliott Sadler. Sadler managed to hold off both Stenhouse and Illinois native Justin Allgaier on a green-white-checkered to take his third win of the season and win the Nationwide Dash 4 Cash bonus.

The series made its inaugural trip to the Brickyard, where points leader Elliott Sadler led after Kyle Busch was involved in a late wreck. However, NASCAR officials penalized Sadler for allegedly jumping the final restart, sending him back to 16th. Cup regular Brad Keselowski took the lead and held off teammate Sam Hornish, Jr. to give owner Roger Penske his first stock car win at Indy. At the second race in Iowa, polesitter Elliott Sadler rebounded from the disappointment at Indy and held off Justin Allgaier to grab his fourth win of the season. Heading up north to Watkins Glen, Brad Keselowski dominated the race, but Carl Edwards, making a one-off appearance, passed Keselowski with 10 to go and held on for his first win of the season. The series headed north of the border for its final road course race at Montreal. Jacques Villeneuve dominated the race, but was forced to conserve fuel over two green-white-checkered finishes. On the second attempt, Justin Allgaier pulled a bump and run on Villeneuve on the final lap to take his first win of the year.

Action resumed at the newly reconfigured Bristol. Kevin Harvick led the race for 98 laps, seeking the No. 33 team's first win of the year. However, he ran out of fuel during a caution on lap 238, handing the lead to Joey Logano. Logano would then hold off Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. for the victory. At Atlanta, Kevin Harvick dominated the race, leading 157 laps. However, a late caution for a crash by Mike Bliss, James Buescher, and Kyle Fowler bunched up the field. On the ensuing restart, defending champion Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. made a last lap pass on Harvick to take the win. The following week at Richmond, Harvick would make up for the losses and dominated the race, leading 141 laps en route to his first win of the season. Returning to Chicagoland, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. rallied from an incorrect adjustment on the final pit stop to pass Kyle Busch with 20 to go to take his fifth win of the season as well as the points lead. At Kentucky, polesitter Austin Dillon took advantage of a fast final pitstop to get in front of the field, holding off Sam Hornish, Jr. to sweep the Kentucky races and put himself back in the championship hunt.

The series returned to Dover, where Joey Logano once again dominated the race, leading 184 of 200 laps en route to his 7th win of the year and the season sweep at the "Monster Mile". Returning to Charlotte, the race was dominated by Cup regulars Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano and Kevin Harvick. The final 30 laps were a fuel mileage race, where Logano, who pitted with 14 to go, retook the lead with 6 to go, rolling to his series high 8th win of the season. At a repaved Kansas, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. rallied from 2 laps down as well as mid-race contact with Joey Logano to beat Kyle Busch on a green-white-checkered restart to grab his sixth win of the year. At the penultimate race in Phoenix, Joey Logano dominated the race, holding off teammate Brian Vickers on a green-white-checkered finish to score his 9th win of the season while Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. extended his points lead after Elliott Sadler crashed late in the race. At the season finale at Homestead, Regan Smith held off a dominant Kyle Busch to score his first Nationwide victory, while Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. finished off his Nationwide Series career with a 6th place finish and a second consecutive Championship.

Teams and drivers

Complete schedule

Team Manufacturer No Race Driver Crew Chief
JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet 01 Mike Wallace Newt Moore
4 Danny Efland17 Patrick Magee9
Carl Harr1
Thomas Efland20
Danny Efland2
Matt Jones1
Daryl Harr8
Brad Teague4
Matt Bell1
Jeremy Clements2
Rusty Wallace Racing Ford Steve Wallace1
Randy Hill Racing Ford 08 Casey Roderick3 George Ingram29
Clinton Cram4
Kyle Fowler7
Tim Andrews8
Matt Frahm3
Tony Raines1
Bryan Silas1
Josh Richards1
Louis-Philippe Dumoulin2
Paulie Harraka2
Mike Harmon1
Danny Efland1
Scott Saunders2
Jeffrey Earnhardt1
RAB Racing with Brack Maggard Toyota 09
99
Kenny Wallace12 Scott Zippadelli32
Mike Greci1
Ryan Truex3
Travis Pastrana8
John Wes Townley4
Victor Gonzalez, Jr.2
Brett Moffitt1
Patrick Carpentier1
Alex Bowman2
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 2 Elliott Sadler Luke Lambert
3 Austin Dillon (R) Danny Stockman
33 Tony Stewart1 Ernie Cope
Kevin Harvick13
Brendan Gaughan10
Paul Menard7
Ty Dillon1
Max Papis1
Roush Fenway Racing Ford 6 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Mike Kelley
JR Motorsports Chevrolet 7 Danica Patrick Tony Eury, Jr.26
Ryan Pemberton7
88 Cole Whitt (R) Tony Eury, Sr.5
Bruce Cook28
TriStar Motorsports Toyota 10 Jeff Green22 Todd Myers29
Eddie Pardue1
Tony Raines1
Kevin Lepage4
Charles Lewandoski3
Mike Bliss3 Paul Clapprood
14 Eric McClure28 Wes Ward
Jeff Green5
19 Tayler Malsam26 Eddie Pardue29
Paul Clapprood2
Alex Popow1
Mike Bliss4
Hal Martin2 John Quinn
44 Mike Bliss26 Paul Claprood
Jeff Green2
Chevrolet John Blankenship4 Brad Parrott
Toyota Hal Martin1 John Quinn
Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 11 Brian Scott Kevin Kidd32
Adam Stevens1
18 Denny Hamlin12 Matt Lucas19
Adam Stevens14
Mark Martin1
Joey Logano13
Michael McDowell4
Ryan Truex2
Drew Herring1
Penske Racing Dodge 12 Sam Hornish, Jr. Chad Walter32
Jeremy Bullins1
22 Brad Keselowski21 Jeremy Bullins32
Chad Walter1
Parker Kligerman3
Jacques Villeneuve2
Ryan Blaney7
R3 Motorsports Chevrolet 23 Robert Richardson, Jr.16 Greg Conner
Bill Prietzel1
Dexter Stacey2
Corrie Stott Racing Jamie Dick14 Jason Miller
SR² Motorsports Toyota
Chevrolet
24 Benny Gordon (R)11 Howard Bixman1
Dave Fuge, Jr.6
Dave Fuge1
Benny Gordon20
Jamie Lathrop1
Jason Sciavicco1
Chris Bohlman3
Tanner Berryhill1
John Wes Townley1
Casey Roderick6
Tim Bainey, Jr.1
Angela Cope1
Jamie Mosley1
Amber Cope1
Kenny Wallace1
Scott Saunders1
Tim Connolly1
Derek White4
Blake Koch1
David Starr3
Turner Motorsports Chevrolet 30 James Buescher20 Trent Owens22
Mike Hillman, Jr.11
Steve Arpin2
Nelson Piquet, Jr.2
Jamie McMurray1
Jason Leffler2
Miguel Paludo1
Alex Tagliani1
Alex Bowman2
Ryan Newman1
Dakoda Armstrong1
31 Justin Allgaier Jimmy Elledge
38 Kasey Kahne15 Mike Shiplett23
Trent Owens10
Brad Sweet (R)18
Go Green Racing Ford
Chevrolet
39 Joey Gase (R)6 Clinton Cram28
Timothy Farrell, Jr.1
George Ingram4
Kelly Bires1
Matt Frahm1
Josh Richards13
Jeffrey Earnhardt2
Matt Bell1
Tim Andrews3
Matt Carter1
Dexter Stacey5
The Motorsports Group Chevrolet 40 Josh Wise1 Gary Showalter
Erik Darnell31
J. J. Yeley1
42 Erik Darnell1 Mike Sroufe23
Geoffrey Chapman10
Josh Wise26
Matt Frahm2
Tim Schendel2
Blake Koch2
46 Chase Miller31 Ben Williams4
Jacob Richardson29
Matt DiBenedetto2
47 Scott Speed12 Clint Myrick5
Bobby Burrell1
Chris Bohlman24
J.C. Stout1
James Russell2
Tim Schendel1
Matt DiBenedetto5
Stephen Leicht6
J. J. Yeley8
T. J. Bell1
Rick Ware Racing Ford 41 Blake Koch5 Chris Wright7
George Church23
Jeff Spraker1
Ryan Southall2
Timmy Hill21
Fain Skinner2
Juan Carlos Blum3
Nur Ali1
Noel Dowler1
Richard Petty Motorsports Ford 43 Michael Annett Philippe Lopez
Jeremy Clements Racing Chevrolet 51 Jeremy Clements31 Ricky Pearson
Richard Childress Racing Ty Dillon2
Hamilton Means Racing Chevrolet 52 Reed Sorenson1 Timothy Brown
Tim Schendel8
Kevin Lepage4
Joey Gase15
Ryan Ellis3
Justin Jennings2
Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota 54 Kyle Busch22 Mike Beam
Kurt Busch11
ML Motorsports
Robinson-Blakeney Racing
Chevrolet
Dodge
70 Johanna Long (R)21 Mark Gutekunst
Charles Lewandoski1
David Green1
Derrike Cope1
Tony Raines7
Joe Nemechek1
Timmy Hill1
MacDonald Motorsports Dodge
Toyota
81 Jason Bowles (R) John Monsam
NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 87 Joe Nemechek30 Gary Cogswell
Sacred Power Motorsports Alex Kennedy3
Source:[1]

Limited schedule

Team Manufacturer No Race Driver Crew Chief Rounds
SR² Motorsports Chevrolet
Toyota
00 Angela Cope Chris Wright3
Kevin Eagle8
Wayne Southard2
2
Derek White 1
Blake Koch 8
Tanner Berryhill 1
Michael McDowell 1
Phoenix Racing Chevrolet 1 Kurt Busch Nick Harrison 4
R3 Motorsports Chevrolet 03 Scott Riggs Stephen Gonzalez 1
JR Motorsports Chevrolet 5 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. Bruce Cook2
Tony Eury, Sr.5
4
Ron Fellows 3
Regan Smith Rex Stump 1
Team SLR Chevrolet 8 Scott Lagasse, Jr. Brad Parrott1
Gene Nead1
Tommy Baldwin, Jr.1
3
RAB Racing with Brack Maggard Toyota 09 Kenny Wallace Scott Zipadelli 1
Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing Dodge 13 Jennifer Jo Cobb Eddie Troconis2
Steve Kuykendall2
4
Rick Ware Racing Ford
Chevrolet
15 Timmy Hill George Church5
Ron Utter1
Chris Wright2
Ken Glen1
Ryan Southall3
Keith Plaza5
Carl Long1
Timothy Farrell, Jr.4
Sterling Laughlin2
Stephen Steffy2
Bryan Honeycutt1
5
Jeffrey Earnhardt 3
Scott Riggs 3
Blake Koch 6
Charles Lewandoski 1
Carl Long 3
Dusty Davis 1
Chris Cook 2
Matt Carter 1
Kelly Bires 1
Stanton Barrett 1
71 Matt Carter Stephen Steffy3
Sterling Laughlin3
Timothy Farrell, Jr.1
Carl Long1
Bryan Honeycutt2
George Church1
Chris Wright1
3
Michael Guerity 1
Scott Riggs 2
Carl Long 5
Timmy Hill 1
75 Scott Riggs Timothy Farrell, Jr.8
Ryan Southall3
Stephen Steffy3
Carl Long1
Ken Glen1
9
Blake Koch 2
Michael Guerity 1
Matt Carter 3
Timmy Hill 1
SunEnergy1 Racing Toyota Kenny Habul Randy Cox2
Jason Overstreet1
3
Vision Racing Toyota 17 J. J. Yeley Adrian Berryhill3
Patrick Donahue1
1
Tanner Berryhill 3
Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 20 Joey Logano Adam Stevens12
Matt Lucas8
Kevin Kidd1
9
Ryan Truex 5
Darrell Wallace, Jr. 4
Michael McDowell 1
Clint Bowyer 1
Brian Vickers 1
Richard Childress Racing Chevrolet 21 Joey Coulter Harold Holly 2
Young Racing Dodge 26 John Young Ed Ash 3
GC Motorsports International Ford
Dodge
27 David Ragan Wayne Grubb 2
J. J. Yeley 4
Andrew Ranger 2
Robinson-Blakeney Racing Chevrolet
Dodge
28 J. J. Yeley Mike Chance4
Jeff Spraker1
1
David Green 1
Derrike Cope 1
Kevin Lepage 2
Tony Raines Jay Robinson 2
Turner Motorsports Chevrolet 32 Miguel Paludo Mike Hillman, Jr. 1
Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet 36 Ryan Truex Brad Parrott 1
Ryan Blaney 6
Bobby Santos III 1
MAKE Motorsports Chevrolet
Toyota
50 T. J. Bell Mark Zakalowski5
Bobby Burrell22
22
David Starr 5
NDS Motorsports Dodge 53 Eric Curran Mike Olsen 2
Team Kelley Racing Chevrolet 59 Kyle Kelley Robert Rucker 3
Roush Fenway Racing Ford 60 Trevor Bayne Chad Norris5
Scott Graves4
6
Carl Edwards 1
Billy Johnson 1
Travis Pastrana 1
James Carter Racing Toyota 72 John Jackson James Malone3
Kevin Eagle2
5
CFK Motorsports Chevrolet 73 Derrike Cope Dave Fuge, Jr.1
Dom Turse1
Bobby Burrell1
3
Mike Harmon Racing Chevrolet 74 Mike Harmon Daniel Kolanda 22
David Reutimann 1
Kevin Lepage 1
Scott Riggs 1
Rick Crawford 1
David Green 1
Ray Hackett Racing Ford 76 Donnie Neuenberger Bobby Burrell 1
MacDonald Motorsports Dodge 82 Blake Koch Doug Howe 1
Deware Racing Group Ford 86 Kevin Lepage Thomas Legeman1
Rick Markle8
9
Shepherd Racing Ventures Chevrolet 89 Morgan Shepherd Gary Raven23
Willard Clark1
William Farrow, Jr.1
David Farrow, Jr.1
Lucas Bowman5
31
TriStar Motorsports Toyota 91 Jeff Green Todd Myers 3
Tony Raines 1
NEMCO Motorsports Toyota 97 Johnny Sauter Mike Boerschinger 1
Joe Nemechek 1
Biagi-DenBeste Racing Ford 98 Reed Sorenson Scott Plattenberger6
Jon Hanson1
5
Kevin Swindell 2

Team changes

Discontinued/Suspended operations
Started operations

Driver changes

Driver changes
Entering the series
Changed teams
Exiting the series

Sponsorship changes

2012 calendar

No. Race Title Track Date
1 DRIVE4COPD 300 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 25
2 Bashas' Supermarkets 200 Phoenix International Raceway, Phoenix March 3
3 Sam's Town 300 Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada March 10
4 Ford EcoBoost 300 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol March 17
5 Royal Purple 300 Auto Club Speedway, Fontana March 24
6 O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth April 13
7 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Richmond International Raceway, Richmond April 27
8 Aaron's 312 Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega May 5
9 VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 Darlington Raceway, Darlington May 11
10 Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 Iowa Speedway, Newton May 20
11 History 300 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord May 26
12 5-hour Energy 200 Dover International Speedway, Dover June 2
13 Alliance Truck Parts 250 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn June 16
14 Sargento 200 Road America, Elkhart Lake June 23
15 Feed the Children 300 Kentucky Speedway, Sparta June 29
16 Subway Jalapeño 250 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach July 6
17 F.W. Webb 200 New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon July 14
18 STP 300 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet July 22
19 Indiana 250 Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Speedway July 28
20 U.S. Cellular 250 Iowa Speedway, Newton August 4
21 Zippo 200 at the Glen Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen August 11
22 NAPA Auto Parts 200 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal August 18
23 Food City 250 Bristol Motor Speedway, Bristol August 24
24 NRA American Warrior 300 Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton September 1
25 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Richmond International Raceway, Richmond September 7
26 Dollar General 300 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet September 15
27 Kentucky 300 Kentucky Speedway, Sparta September 22
28 OneMain Financial 200 Dover International Speedway, Dover September 29
29 Dollar General 300 Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord October 12
30 Kansas Lottery 300 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City October 20
31 O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth November 3
32 Great Clips 200 Phoenix International Raceway, Avondale November 10
33 Ford EcoBoost 300 Homestead-Miami Speedway, Homestead November 17
Source:[3]

Calendar changes

Main article: NASCAR Realignment

Changes

Rule changes

Results and standings

Races

No. Race Pole position Most laps led Winning driver Winning manufacturer
1 DRIVE4COPD 300 Danica Patrick Kurt Busch James Buescher Chevrolet
2 Bashas' Supermarkets 200 Denny Hamlin Kevin Harvick Elliott Sadler Chevrolet
3 Sam's Town 300 Elliott Sadler Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ford
4 Ford EcoBoost 300 Joey Logano Joey Logano Elliott Sadler Chevrolet
5 Royal Purple 300 Joey Logano Joey Logano Joey Logano Toyota
6 O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 Paul Menard Paul Menard Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ford
7 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Kurt Busch Toyota
8 Aaron's 312 Elliott Sadler Kyle Busch Joey Logano Toyota
9 VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Denny Hamlin Joey Logano Toyota
10 Pioneer Hi-Bred 250 Elliott Sadler Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ford
11 History 300 Joey Logano Kevin Harvick Brad Keselowski Dodge
12 5-hour Energy 200 Ryan Truex Joey Logano Joey Logano Toyota
13 Alliance Truck Parts 250 Austin Dillon Paul Menard Joey Logano Toyota
14 Sargento 200 Nelson Piquet, Jr. Nelson Piquet, Jr. Nelson Piquet, Jr. Chevrolet
15 Feed the Children 300 Austin Dillon Austin Dillon Austin Dillon Chevrolet
16 Subway Jalapeño 250 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Kurt Busch Kurt Busch Chevrolet
17 F.W. Webb 200 Brad Keselowski Brad Keselowski Brad Keselowski Dodge
18 STP 300 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Elliott Sadler Chevrolet
19 Indiana 250 Kasey Kahne Kyle Busch Brad Keselowski Dodge
20 U.S. Cellular 250 Elliott Sadler Justin Allgaier Elliott Sadler Chevrolet
21 Zippo 200 at the Glen Sam Hornish, Jr. Brad Keselowski Carl Edwards Ford
22 NAPA Auto Parts 200 Alex Tagliani Jacques Villeneuve Justin Allgaier Chevrolet
23 Food City 250 Trevor Bayne Kevin Harvick Joey Logano Toyota
24 NRA American Warrior 300 Kyle Busch Kevin Harvick Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ford
25 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
26 Dollar General 300 Joey Logano Joey Logano Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ford
27 Kentucky 300 Austin Dillon Elliott Sadler Austin Dillon Chevrolet
28 OneMain Financial 200 Darrell Wallace, Jr. Joey Logano Joey Logano Toyota
29 Dollar General 300 Elliott Sadler Joey Logano Joey Logano Toyota
30 Kansas Lottery 300 Joey Logano Paul Menard Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Ford
31 O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge Kyle Busch Kevin Harvick Kevin Harvick Chevrolet
32 Great Clips 200 Joey Logano Joey Logano Joey Logano Toyota
33 Ford EcoBoost 300 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch Regan Smith Chevrolet

Drivers

(key) Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position set by final practice results or rainout. * – Most laps led.

Pos Driver DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TXS RIC TAL DAR IOW CHA DOV MIC ROA KTY DY2 NHA CHI IND IO2 GLN MON BR2 ATL RI2 CH2 KT2 DV2 CA2 KAN TX2 PH2 HOM Points
1 Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. 19 3 1* 6 2 1 4 3 6 1* 26 32 25 11 8 23 5 2* 9 5 4 12 2 1 2 1 17 9 7 1 4 3 6 1251
2 Elliott Sadler 3 1 3 1 9 12 6 10 24 2 5 7 11 15 9 6 7 1 15 1 12 4 5 4 12 8 5* 4 3 4 11 22 9 1228
3 Austin Dillon (R) 5 4 7 12 5 5 9 17 5 4 11 6 5 18 1* 4 3 6 5 15 23 9 4 6 6 3 1 10 6 2 6 6 5 1227
4 Sam Hornish, Jr. 20 6 9 13 13 11 5 12 4 12 9 13 6 5 6 10 4 8 2 3 3 2 10 9 30 6 2 18 35 9 7 14 4 1146
5 Michael Annett 27 10 13 11 11 9 8 23 14 14 14 11 12 26 4 3 11 5 6 4 11 28 8 10 5 7 7 3 10 8 17 7 12 1082
6 Justin Allgaier 33 15 8 7 32 7 15 8 13 6 8 5 14 10 5 7 8 3 12 2* 9 1 30 5 13 11 8 30 34 7 8 11 11 1076
7 Cole Whitt (R) 4 13 6 16 21 13 19 4 10 7 28 14 4 9 14 29 18 9 17 19 24 33 6 8 14 14 6 6 13 5 12 29 10 994
8 Mike Bliss 39 16 15 15 17 16 17 18 15 15 12 33 13 13 17 8 13 12 11 20 14 13 13 22 15 13 18 11 36 13 18 13 19 902
9 Brian Scott 37 14 34 35 4 37 14 36 7 11 31 3 9 7 30 32 12 11 14 18 10 24 34 11 28 10 11 7 8 26 22 8 7 853
10 Danica Patrick 38 21 12 19 35 8 21 13 12 30 13 30 18 12 12 31 14 14 35 11 43 27 9 13 29 12 14 16 11 10 14 10 13 838
11 Joe Nemechek 23 24 20 30 19 17 13 19 11 19 29 19 15 18 22 19 13 18 16 27 30 11 14 8 16 27 17 17 12 20 16 18 816
12 Mike Wallace 28 32 17 23 18 19 24 28 30 21 15 18 20 19 31 36 15 16 20 25 18 7 17 17 21 19 20 21 23 21 24 19 26 749
13 Jason Bowles (R) 41 19 27 25 15 18 30 34 21 17 33 15 19 14 22 14 16 23 16 29 17 26 18 16 23 28 16 20 28 20 33 17 29 715
14 Jeremy Clements 25 22 21 20 20 29 33 29 33 23 18 10 31 25 21 11 17 22 10 21 19 25 33 15 24 30 15 27 19 35 16 33 22 701
15 Tayler Malsam 6 20 16 18 16 25 25 24 31 29 20 16 21 30 23 15 20 25 29 22 14 12 18 19 18 23 609
16 Eric McClure 22 28 25 27 26 24 31 27 INJ INJ INJ INJ INJ 21 26 18 22 24 24 31 26 19 27 21 26 25 22 26 22 15 21 20 27 559
17 Erik Darnell DNQ 26 35 21 24 23 35 14 29 18 27 27 22 23 25 21 40 30 38 27 16 35 20 18 22 24 31 21 17 25 37 35 558
18 Brad Sweet (R) 6 33 13 23 24 20 16 24 19 12 20 20 15 10 15 23 13 17 469
19 Timmy Hill 72 Wth2 28 26 21 16 25 19 31 26 22 32 9 21 18 23 30 35 36 25 33 31 33 29 24 33 38 39 27 DNQ 452
20 Johanna Long (R) 21 19 29 20 20 37 22 22 16 19 12 21 30 13 29 32 21 12 31 36 34 428
21 Danny Efland 13 31 16 20 35 27 34 13 29 32 19 27 30 35 31 14 28 31 327
22 Kenny Wallace 30 36 11 33 7 9 34 11 41 19 20 18 15 15 311
23 Ryan Truex 31 10 32 11 2 10 10 15 16 14 38 298
24 Jamie Dick 23 22 23 24 21 29 24 30 29 24 23 19 25 18 282
25 T. J. Bell 24 29 31 34 27 26 28 31 32 27 30 24 32 37 27 39 35 38 39 36 Wth 41 DNQ 43 258
26 Jeff Green 43 43 40 42 43 43 43 39 19 32 32 17 17 43 42 43 43 43 36 43 40 43 42 35 43 31 15 16 42 37 23 40 256
27 Josh Richards 30 25 34 34 22 30 31 20 16 24 20 34 19 21 256
28 Robert Richardson, Jr. 35 24 21 34 34 26 39 17 31 24 31 22 20 39 27 33 248
29 Morgan Shepherd DNQ 38 22 DNQ 34 DNQ 36 35 22 31 37 29 33 36 35 Wth 32 34 DNQ 35 33 DNQ 34 DNQ 32 31 DNQ DNQ 32 DNQ 35 DNQ 239
30 Joey Gase (R) 29 25 37 36 23 33 25 26 37 27 32 31 43 DNQ 35 35 DNQ 19 31 DNQ 32 236
31 Blake Koch 17 31 18 38 25 36 39 DNQ 34 40 41 36 41 19 36 41 DNQ 36 371 36 22 36 38 39 39 230
32 Trevor Bayne 11 7 4 8 14 16 208
33 Travis Pastrana 22 17 26 24 31 17 13 26 17 204
34 Benny Gordon (R) 12 27 30 24 22 33 31 22 24 29 32 198
35 Kevin Lepage 31 33 42 27 43 35 41 43 39 42 36 33 40 20 33 34 34 26 40 34 175
36 Darrell Wallace, Jr. 9 7 10 12 139
37 Casey Roderick (R) 36 17 23 40 20 21 32 27 136
38 Kyle Fowler 28 28 21 23 32 25 24 127
39 Reed Sorenson 34 16 13 33 32 12 124
40 Daryl Harr 33 26 28 28 33 30 23 28 123
41 Ron Fellows 3 5 5 120
42 Tim Schendel 30 29 37 29 27 42 35 42 33 28 39 113
43 Jeffrey Earnhardt 26 25 30 21 27 23 112
44 Chase Miller DNQ 41 39 40 38 39 42 41 41 43 40 38 40 39 40 38 40 41 42 42 43 38 42 42 39 38 37 43 DNQ 42 41 107
45 Mike Harmon DNQ 39 431 40 41 38 37 35 38 34 43 38 36 39 DNQ 37 39 DNQ 39 36 DNQ 41 36 106
46 Alex Bowman 17 25 19 15 100
47 Tim Andrews 36 32 37 40 38 37 17 41 43 29 35 100
48 Dexter Stacey 32 35 27 24 27 30 43 90
49 Jacques Villeneuve 6 3* 82
50 John Blankenship 23 26 25 36 66
51 Brad Teague 32 25 26 28 65
52 Derek White DNQ 18 34 29 31 64
53 Tanner Berryhill 29 28 26 35 38 64
54 Steve Arpin 10 16 62
55 Kenny Habul 16 20 34 62
56 Scott Lagasse, Jr. 26 24 20 62
57 Matt Frahm 32 28 38 38 25 42 61
58 Kevin Swindell 9 21 59
59 Alex Kennedy 33 29 15 56
60 Victor Gonzalez, Jr. 17 16 55
61 Kyle Kelley 35 21 21 55
62 Matt Carter 35 37 35 30 39 38 40 DNQ 54
63 Derrike Cope DNQ 32 DNQ 27 24 49
64 Carl Long 42 38 37 41 38 37 37 37 41 48
65 Hal Martin 25 30 30 47
66 Max Papis 4 41
67 Drew Herring 4 41
68 Juan Carlos Blum 26 29 37 40
69 Scott Saunders 28 34 32 38
70 Billy Johnson 8 36
71 Brett Moffitt 9 35
72 Steve Wallace 11 33
73 John Young 28 DNQ 31 29
74 Andrew Ranger 32 28 28
75 David Green 35 31 39 27
76 Angela Cope 36 28 43 25
77 Alex Tagliani 22 23
78 Fain Skinner 28 37 23
79 Matt DiBenedetto 42 41 41 41 41 40 41 21
80 Tim Connolly 25 19
81 Charles Lewandoski 34 39 43 43 42 19
82 Amber Cope 26 18
83 Matt Bell 34 36 18
84 Bill Prietzel 27 17
85 Eric Curran 34 37 17
86 Tim Bainey, Jr. 28 16
87 Jamie Mosley 29 15
88 Patrick Carpentier 29 15
89 Stanton Barrett 29 15
90 Noel Dowler 32 12
91 Bobby Santos III 33 11
92 Nur Ali 33 QL 11
93 John Jackson 42 DNQ 36 DNQ 10
94 Michael Guerity 39 40 9
95 Louis-Philippe Dumoulin DNQ 38 6
96 Alex Popow 38 6
97 Chris Cook 374 39 5
98 Ryan Ellis 39 DNQ DNQ 5
Donnie Neuenberger DNQ
Ineligible for Nationwide driver points
Pos Driver DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TXS RIC TAL DAR IOW CHA DOV MIC ROA KTY DY2 NHA CHI IND IO2 GLN MON BR2 ATL RI2 CH2 KT2 DV2 CA2 KAN TX2 PH2 HOM Points
Joey Logano 16 8 4* 1* 15 18 1 1 6 1* 1 5 7 22 1 9* 1* 1* 3 10 1* 16
Brad Keselowski 2 2 23 3 3 35 16 20 3 1 10 7 35 1* 1 2* 32 2 4 18 9
Kevin Harvick 5* 9 3* 22 4* 3 28 2 15* 3* 1* 2 1*
Kurt Busch 10* 30 1 6 8 5 4 3 8 2 1* 34 17 3 28
James Buescher 1 12 14 14 12 12 7 9 7 9 2 10 34 15 26 23 11 13 9 28
Nelson Piquet, Jr. 1* 21
Carl Edwards 1
Regan Smith 1
Kyle Busch 18 11 33 17 8 2* 3 23 28 27 22* 6 10 3 7 2 5 4 6 3 4 2*
Denny Hamlin 32 9 4 2 2* 2 33 4 12 4 5 5
Paul Menard 2* 8* 8 8 5 2 16*
Kasey Kahne 9 18 10 2 3 10 18 17 6 25 7 14 28 8 5
Michael McDowell 3 7 2 6 6 40
Ryan Blaney 75 435 155 275 105 75 9 9 13 14 11 2 8
Mark Martin 2
Brian Vickers 2
Brendan Gaughan 5 10 26 10 28 14 11 3 26 3
Ty Dillon 8 3 7
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. 15 5 14 5
David Ragan 26 6
Parker Kligerman 8 12 7
Jason Leffler 8 12
Tony Stewart 8
Jamie McMurray 9
Joey Coulter 10 14
Miguel Paludo 29 13
Josh Wise 14 40 41 43 39 40 38 40 39 41 37 39 40 41 41 42 39 40 40 40 41 39 41 42 40 42
John Wes Townley 15 20 25 23 32
Ryan Newman 19
Bryan Silas 20
Paulie Harraka 25 21
Jennifer Jo Cobb DNQ 36 22 DNQ
Kelly Bires 22 42 QL
Tony Raines 36 Wth 23 24 23 28 29 34 33 30 30 43
David Starr 39 27 DNQ 33 DNQ 25 23 24
J. J. Yeley 40 37 38 39 37 31 42 41 40 23 38 40 41 38 DNQ
Dakoda Armstrong 25
Justin Jennings 26 32
Clint Bowyer 26
Scott Riggs 38 DNQ 38 36 37 37 34 37 38 36 37 36 40 34 DNQ
Rick Crawford 36
Scott Speed DNQ 42 42 41 41 40 42 42 42 38 43
Dusty Davis 40
Stephen Leicht 42 42 41 43 42 DNQ
Johnny Sauter 42
David Reutimann DNQ
Pos Driver DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TXS RIC TAL DAR IOW CHA DOV MIC ROA KTY DY2 NHA CHI IND IO2 GLN MON BR2 ATL RI2 CH2 KT2 DV2 CA2 KAN TX2 PH2 HOM Points
  • 1 – Post entry, driver and owner did not score points.
  • 2 – Timmy Hill was originally registered for Sprint Cup points, but switched to Nationwide at Texas.
  • 3 – Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. was awarded the pole after Austin Dillon failed inspection.
  • 4 – Chris Cook was originally registered for Sprint Cup points, but switched to Nationwide at Montreal.
  • 5 – Ryan Blaney was originally registered for Nationwide points, but switched to the Trucks at Atlanta.

Manufacturer

Pos Manufacturer Wins Points
1 Chevrolet 13 216
2 Toyota 10 189
3 Ford 7 170
4 Dodge 3 151

See also

References

  1. ^ "2012 Team Chart". Jayski. Retrieved 2011-10-16. 
  2. ^ Travis Pastrana to make Nationwide Series debut at Indianapolis, lands sponsorship from Boost Mobile SceneDaily.com
  3. ^ "2012 Schedule". Jayski.com. Retrieved 2011-10-16.