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2012 NASCAR Driver Review Schedule

*2012 DRIVER REVIEW SCHEDULE* *ALREADY UP — THE CHASERS* *2012 CHAMPION:* “Brad Keselowski”: *2nd:* “Clint Bowyer”: *3rd:* “Jimmie Johnson”: *4th:* ... Read More »

Did You Notice? … We Need To Shake NASCAR’s Offseason Awake?

*Did You Notice?...* The snoozer of a NASCAR offseason to start off 2013? Of course, last year’s circuslike atmosphere (Kurt Busch’s firing, the resulting musical chairs, Kasey Kahne’s breastfeeding "boo boo," Greg Zipadelli joining old buddy Tony Stewart) comes around oh, about once a decade. But this time around, even with the new Gen6 car there’s been more excitement surrounding "the girlfriend": of a college football quarterback in the sporting world than stock car racing. You can bet number two on the list of New Year’s Resolutions for Brian France (behind “find some way, _any_ way to keep my divorce records sealed) is for some giant piece of news to pop out of the sky between now and Daytona Speedweeks. Read More »

2012 NASCAR Driver Review: Timothy Peters

*2012 Ride:* No. 17 Red Horse Racing Toyota *2012 Primary Sponsors:*, NTB / Tire Kingdom, Service Central, Toyota *2012 Owners:* Tom DeLoach & Jeff Hammond *2012 Crew Chief:* Butch Hylton *Stats:* 22 races, 2 wins, 10 top 5s, 16 top 10s, 2 poles, 2nd in points. *Best Finish:* 1st, twice (Iowa - Spring & Bristol - August). *Average Finish:* 8.3. *2012 Team Ranking: 1st* of 3. The third RHR Toyota, once manned by John King was shut down for a time over the course of 2012, easily vaulting Peters over it although midsummer replacement Parker Kligerman did a fantastic job. Read More »

2012 NASCAR Driver Review: James Buescher

*2012 Ride:* No. 31 Turner Motorsports Chevrolet *2012 Primary Sponsors:* AccuDoc Solutions, Great Clips *2012 Owner:* Steve Turner *2012 Crew Chief:* Michael Shelton *Stats:* 22 Starts, 4 Wins, 10 Top 5s, 14 Top 10s, 1 DNF, 1st in Points.
 *Best Finish:* 1st, four times. (Kansas; April – Kentucky; June – Chicago; July – Kentucky; September).
 *Average Finish:* 8.6. *2012 Team Ranking: 1st* of 3. Buescher was the class of the Turner Motorsports stable, and the series for that matter. Teammate Nelson Piquet, Jr. showed flashes of talent as he continued his transition to NASCAR from F1 with victories at Michigan and Las Vegas. Miguel Paludo, however, seemed to be a middling driver who also tended to have bad luck on his side. Read More »

2012 NASCAR Driver Review: Brian Vickers

*2012 Ride:* No. 55 Michael Waltrip Racing Toyota Camry *2012 Primary Sponsors:* Aaron’s, RK Motors Charlotte,,, Freightliner, Edge Jet *2012 Owner:* Michael Waltrip *2012 Crew Chief:* Rodney Childers *Stats:* 8 starts, 0 wins, 3 top 5s, 5 top 10s, 1 DNF, 35th in Points. *Best Finish:* 4th (Sonoma & Bristol – August). *Average Finish:* 13.2. *Average Start:* 16.0. Read More »

2012 NASCAR Driver Review: Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.

*2012 Rides:* No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford (NNS and Cup) *2012 Primary Sponsors:* Kellogg’s, NOS Energy Drink, Ford EcoBoost, Cargill Beef, Sam’s Club, Fastenal, Valvoline, Pure Michigan, Blue Bird *2012 Owner:* Jack Roush *2012 Crew Chiefs:* Mike Kelley, Scott Graves (Cup) *Stats:* 37 combined Cup & Nationwide starts. In Nationwide: 6 wins, 19 top 5s, 26 top 10s, 4 poles. Nationwide Series champion; 61st in Cup points. *Best Finish:* 1st (NNS): Las Vegas, Fort Worth, Iowa, Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas. 12th (Cup), Dover - Fall. *Average Finish:* 7.3 (NNS); 26.5 (Cup). Read More »

2012 NASCAR Driver Review: David Ragan

*2012 Ride:* No. 34 Front Row Motorsports Ford *2012 Primary Sponsors:* Scorpion Truck Bed Liners, Scorpion Window Films, Scorpion Coatings, Al’s Liners, Glory Foods, Taco Bell, Long John Silver's,, Client-One Securities, Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, MHP/8-Hour Alert, Green 1, Where’s Waldo, CertainTeed/31-W Insulation, Environmental, Rick Santorum for President *2012 Owner:* Bob Jenkins *2012 Crew Chief:* Jay Guy *Stats:* 36 Races, 0 Wins, 1 Top 5, 2 top 10s, 5 DNFs, 0 poles, 28th in points. *Best Finish:* 4th (Talladega – October). *Average Finish:* 27.0. Read More »

2012 NASCAR Driver Review: Regan Smith

*2012 Rides:* No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet *2012 Primary Sponsors:* No. 78 Car - Furniture Row / Denver Mattress / Aurora Colorado Victims Tribute No. 88 Car - AMP Energy / National Guard / Diet Mountain Dew No. 51 Car - Phoenix Racing / Phoenix Construction *2012 Owners:* Barney Visser (No. 78), Rick Hendrick (No. 88), James Finch (No. 51) *2012 Crew Chiefs:* Pete Rondeau (Feb. - July, No. 78), Todd Berrier (July - Oct., No. 78), Steve Letarte (No. 88), Nick Harrison (No. 51) *Stats:* 34 starts, 0 wins, 1 top 5, 4 top 10s, 4 DNFs, 24th in points. *Best Finish:* 5th (Talladega - October). *Average Finish:* 22.1. Read More »

2012 NASCAR Driver Review: David Reutimann

*2012 Rides:* No. 10 Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet (21 races) No. 93 BK Racing Toyota (2 races) No. 51 Phoenix Racing Chevrolet (1 race) No. 44 Xxxtreme Motorsports Ford (1 race) No. 73 BK Racing Toyota (1 race - DNQ) *2012 Primary Sponsors:* No. 10 Car - TMone, Accell Construction, Melling Engine Parts, TradeBank, several smaller businesses with additional Stewart-Haas monetary support (for carrying Danica Patrick's number) Read More »