We’ve ended the 2012 season, only 97 days till the Daytona 500.
What a season it has been, but we approach the off season with driver changes and the Gen 6 (aka new car).
The weekend started off with the Camping World Truck series.
Kligerman was on the pole and took the lead on the green flag.
Lap 6 found Piquet Jr to the lead
Lap 14 the top five are Piquet Jr, Kyle Busch, Kligerman, Larson and Dillon
By lap 21 there are 27 trucks on the lead lap with Jones and Koch out
Lap 25 top five are Piquet Jr, Kyle Busch, Larson, Kligerman and Crafton
Lap 32 Running order Piquet Jr,Kyle Busch,Larson,Kligerman,Crafton,Gale,Dillon,Sauter,Blaney,Paludo,Buescher,Coulter,Peters and Bodine
Only 16 trucks on the lead lap.
Lap 36 caution is out for debris
Leaders pit with Kyle Busch off pit road first.
Restart lap 40 Kyle Busch to the lead followed by Piquet Jr, Larson, Kligerman, Dillon, Crafton, Blaney, Gale, Coulter and Buescher
Brian Silas cuts a right front tire and goes into the wall bringing out the caution on lap 44
There are 18 trucks on the lead lap at this point.
Restart lap 49 Kyle Busch to lead followed by Kligerman, Larson and Piquet Jr
Lap 58 Larson leads Piquet Jr, Kyle Busch, Kligerman and Crafton with 17 trucks on the lead lap
73 laps to go Larson lead Piquet Jr, Kyle Busch, Kligerman and Crafton
55 laps to go Larson lead Kyle Busch, Piquet Jr, Kligerman, Crafton, Dillon, Gale, Sauter, Buescher and Coulter
Lap 86 green flag stops start and Leffler gets busted for speeding
Larson cycles back to the lead followed by Kyle Busch, Piquet Jr, Kligerman, Crafton, Dillon, Gale, Sauter, Coulter, Blaney, Peters and Buescher
Lap 126 caution for Gresham in the wall
30 laps to go only 12 cars on the lead lap
Sauter takes 2 tires and is off pit road first
Restart with 26 to go and its 4 wide for 3rd position
Sauter and Kyle Busch battle for the lead with Busch getting the lead on lap 109
13 to go Sauter and Larson bounce off each other
10 to go Kyle Busch and Crafton battling for the lead, caution comes out for Gresham in the wall again
Restart Kyle Busch, Crafton, Larson, Sauter, Kligerman, Dillon, Piquet Jr, Coulter, Buescher and Gale
Kyle Busch gets the lead with 5 to go
Caution as Larson gets into Dillon and Blaney
Red flag to clean up the mess
Dillon penalized for passing the pace truck and will lose a lap
Green White Checkers with Kyle Busch to the lead
Busch and Gale battle on the final 2 laps
Gale wins followed by Kyle Busch, Coulter, Piquet Jr, Paludo and Sauter
Buescher wins the Championship.
There were 16 different winners in 22 races. The race at Homestead tied for 6th closest truck finish at .014.
Ty Dillon is the Rookie of the year. Turner Motorsports won the owners championship.
Kyle Busch on the pole for the Nationwide race, and takes the lead on the green
Lap 8 Sadler to the lead then Kyle Busch back to lead on the cross over.
Lap 11 top five are Kyle Busch, Sadler, Stenhouse Jr, Dillon and Allgaier
Lap 15 running order Kyle Busch, Sadler,Stenhouse Jr,Dillon,Allgaier,Scott, Smith,Hornish Jr,Whitt,Logano,Blaney,Patrick,Gaughan,Sweet,Coulter,Truex,Lagasse Jr,Koch,Bliss and Clements
Lap 32 Kyle Busch, Sadler, Stenhoues Jr, Smith and Dillon
Lap 40 Kyle Busch has a 7 second lead over Sadler, only 22 cars on the lead lap
Lap 48 Green flag stops start
Lap 51 Kyle Busch cycles back to the lead followed by Smith, Sadler, Stenhouse Jr, Hornish JR, Gaughan, Dillon, Allgaier and Logano
There are only 17 cars on the lead lap
Sadler is concerned he ran over debris
Lap 60 Kyle Busch, Smith, Sadler,Stenhouse Jr,Hornish Jr,Scott,Dillon,Gaughan,Allgaier,Logano,Blaney,Whitt,Lagasse Jr and Sweet. Kyle Busch has a 9 second lead
Lap 67 caution Lagasse Jr hit the wall in turn 4
Stenhouse Jr first off pit road with gas only but Sadler stayed out.
Lap 71 restart Kyle Busch makes it 3 wide for the lead
Lap 72 caution for Richardson Jr spin
Jet dryer blew a motor or something reason why extra-long yellow, there was a little bit of fire and oil on the track
Lap 82 restart Kyle Busch to the lead
Lap 85 Kyle Busch,Sadler,Smith,Stenhouse Jr,Allgaier,Gaughan,Hornish Jr,Sweet,Whitt,Scott,Blaney and Dillon
Lap 194 Caution for Richardson Jr spin again turn 4
Hornish Jr off pit road first, Sadler had to pit again for missing lugnut
Patrick did not pit
Lap 100 restart with Hornish Jr to the lead followed by Kyle Busch, Smith, Allgaier, Dillon, Scott, Gaughan and Whitt
95 to go Dillon goes to the lead
94 to go Dillon,Hornish Jr,Smith,Stenhouse Jr,Blaney,Kyle Busch,Gaughan,Allgaier,Sweet and Whitt
80 to go Dillon,stenhouse Jr, Smith,Gaughan,Sadler,Blaney, Hornish Jr,Sweet and Kyle Busch
69 to go Dillon has an 8 second lead over Stenhouse Jr, Smith, Sadler and Gaughan
54 to go green flag stops start and cycles back to Dillon with 47 laps to go
With 40 laps remaining Dillon has a 3.2 second lead
36 laps to go Dillon, Smith, Sadler, Gaughan, Stenhouse Jr, Hornish Jr, Sweet, Blaney and Kyle Busch
Lap 173 Caution in debris 1
Dillon first off pit road but Swindell stayed out
22 to go restart and 4 wide for the lead with Smith taking the lead
Lap 180 caution on the back stretch as Long crashed with help from Logano
Restart with 15 to go Smith, Dillon, Kyle Busch, Sadler, Stenhouse Jr, Gaughan, Blaney, Hornish Jr, Whitt and Scott
20 cars on the lead lap
Calinoff scolding Stenhouse Jr not to race.
Smith wins followed by Kyle Busch, Gaughan, Hornish Jr, Dillon, Stenhouse Jr and Scott
Stenhouse Jr wins his second championship
The 18 car winners Owners championship
Dillon wins Rookie of the year
In the Sprint Cup series, Logano wins the pole but started from the back after a practice wreck with Biffle and Hamlin, thus giving Keselowski the pole. Ambrose controls the start of the race
Lap 11 Ambrose, Edwards, Kyle Busch, Bowyer, Keselowski, Truex Jr, Kenseth, Martin, Almirola and Johnson
Lap 16 Kyle Busch the leader
Lap 20 Kyle Busch, Edwards, Ambrose, Bowyer, Keselowski, Kenseth, Truex Jr, Martin, Kahne and Johnson
Lap 35 there are 32 cars on the lead lap and 2 cars out
Lap 45 green flag pit stops start and cycle back through to Kyle Busch
Lap 52, Kyle busch,Edwards,Bowyer,Truex Jr,Kenseth,Ambrose,Johnson,Kahne, Keselowski,Gordon,Almirola and Menard only 26 cars on lead lap
Lap 57 finds Johnson and Keselowski side by side battling for 7th
Lap 65 finds Kyle Busch 3 seconds over Edwards, Bowyer, Kenseth, Truex Jr, Ambrose, Keselowski and Johnson
Lap 75 Kyle Busch, Edwards, Bowyer, Kenseth, Truex Jr, Johnson, Keselowski, Gordon and Kahne
Lap 78 caution for debris on the back stretch
Kyle Busch off pit road first, Keselowski had trouble on the right read
Lap 82 after stops Kyle Busch,Edwards,Truex Jr,Kenseth,Bowyer,Johnson,Gordon,Newman,Almirola,Ambrose,Martin,Kurt Busch and Keselowski
Restart lap 84 Kyle Busch to the lead
Lap 93 Kyle Busch, Truex Jr, Kenseth, Bowyer, Johnson, Gordon, Edwards, Almirola, Keselowski and Ambrose
Lap 116 Kyle Busch and Truex Jr battle for the lead
Lap 118 Truex Jr to the lead
Lap 120 Truex Jr, Kyle busch, Gordon, Johnson, Kenseth, Bowyer, Almirola, Newman, Kahne and Keselowski
Lap 128 green flag pit stops start
Lap 132 Kyle Busch cycles back to the lead after stops
Halfway and Kyle Busch leads
Lap 135 Kyle Busch,Truex Jr,Johnson,Gordon,Bowyer,Almirola,Kenseth,Newman,Kahne,Edwards,Kurt Busch,Keselowski,Hornish Jr,Logano and Menard
Lap 142 caution for debris
Johnson takes 2 tires and is off pit road first, Keselowski takes 4 tires
Lap 149 restart Johnson to the lead
Lap 150 Johnson,Kenseth,Kahne,Kyle Busch,Almirola,Truex Jr,Menard,Kurt Busch, Earnhardt Jr,Gordon,Logano,Edwards and Keselowski
Lap 153 caution turn 3 Stenhouse Jr
Johnson pitting 2 tires and fuel Keselowski stayed out
Lap 162 restart and Kahne to the lead
Lap 163 Kyle Busch to the lead over Kahne, Truex Jr, Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Hornish Jr, Johnson, Gordon, Bowyer and Newman
Lap 166 Kahne to the lead then Kyle Busch with slide job as they battle for the lead Kyle Busch keeps the lead
Lap 180 Kyle Busch, Kahne, Truex Jr, Johnson, Gordon, Bowyer, Kenseth, Almirola, Kurt Busch, Hornish Jr and Keselowski
70 to go Pit stops start with Edwards pitting
66 to go Kahne to the lead
65 to go Johnson to the lead
64 to go Johnson,Gordon,Bowyer,Almirola,Kurt Busch,Keselowski,Newman,Earnhardt Jr,Harvick,Biffle,Menard,Logano,Ambrose,Martin,McMurray
Kahne gets a pit road speeding penalty
58 to go Johnson, Gordon, Bowyer, Almirola, Kurt Busch, Newman, Harvick, Biffle Earnhardt Jr and Menard
Keselowski cannot make it to the end on gas
54 to go Johnson pits 4 tires fuel but missed a lug on the left rear
53 to go Kyle Busch to the lead
45 to go Kyle Busch,Truex Jr,Edwards,Kenseth,Almirola,Bowyer, Gordon,Keselowski,Hornish Jr, Kurt Busch and Newman Johnson is in 25th 1 lap down
Johnson has had something happen and gone to the garage
33 to go Kyle Busch leads Truex Jr, Gordon, Edwards, Bowyer, Kenseth, Almirola, Keselowski, Kurt Busch and Hornish Jr
19 to go Keselowski pits
13 to go Gordon to the lead
11 to go Gordon, Bowyer, Almirola, Kurt Busch, Newman, Biffle, Harvick, Logano, Earnhardt Jr and Ambrose
Gordon wins followed by Bowyer, Newman, Kyle Busch, Biffle, Truex Jr, Almirola, Harvick, Kurt Busch and Earnhardt Jr
Keselowski wins Championship
Gordon has won at all active tracks but Kentucky
Johnson had 6 DNF’s tied with Kurt Busch for the most among full time drivers this year.
Wolfe is the first crew Chief to win both sprint cup and Nationwide championships
Random stat Kurt and Kyle Busch each have 24 Sprint Cup wins in their respective careers now, tying them for 26th best.
Keselowski matched or bettered career Cup finish at 16 of the 23 tracks this year.
Keselowski won the title in 125th career start the fewest since Gordon in 1995.
So until Daytona bye for the season.