2012 season in the rear view: Landon Cassill

We're going to be reviewing the Sprint Cup Series season for every driver over the month of December. First up is Landon Cassill.

Vitals: 31st in the points standings. 0 wins, 0 top fives, 0 top 10s. 4 DNFs.

Moment to remember: Did you know that Landon Cassill's highest finish of the season came at Kansas in the fall? Wait, you don't? Yeah, it kind of got overshadowed.

At Kansas, Danica Patrick crashed herself while trying to crash Cassill after the two raced closely the lap before. Cassill continued on to an 18th place finish and Patrick was in the garage with a wrecked race car. (Cassill also finished 18th at Charlotte in the spring.)

Moment to forget: Not being able to complete a lap at Pocono in June. On turn three of the first lap of the race, Cassill got loose and slid down the racetrack, collecting Martin Truex, Jr. and AJ Allmendinger and then sliding back into the SAFER barrier in the outside wall. Cassill finished dead last.

The wrap: 2012 was the first time that Cassill had competed in a season's entire Sprint Cup Series schedule. And unlike last year, when he start and parked his first three races of the season, he started each race with the intent of going the distance. And you know what? He performed pretty admirably, scoring seven top 20 finishes. It remains to be seen how the introduction of the new car will affect BK Racing in 2013 -- it acquired the equipment from Red Bull Racing after that team folded -- but if the team hits on something early as the field is still shaking out the new car, it wouldn't be too crazy to see Cassill swipe a top 15.

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