Needing some random and totally useless NASCAR facts about the 2012 season to tantalize your friends with at your New Year's Eve party? You've come to the right spot! Today, it's the Camping World Truck Series!
John King won the season opening race at Daytona for Red Horse Racing. Because of a lack of funding, he ran just four more races for Red Horse and six more overall. He finished 9th in the second race of the season at Martinsville, and that was that for his top 10 finishes.
Todd Bodine finished 14th in the standings. That’s his lowest finish since he started running full time in the series in 2005. In fact, that’s the first time he’s finished outside the top 10 in that span.
In that same stretch, Ron Hornaday never finished below 7th in the points standings. He was 13th this year. Hornaday was also winless in 2012, only the second time in his Truck Series career that he’s gone winless in a season. The other year was 2004, and he ran just one race that season.
17 drivers ran all 22 races in 2012. The only driver to do that and not finish in the top 10 all season was Bryan Silas, who was 18th in the points standings, or, if you prefer, two positions behind John Wes Townley.
There were 3372 laps completed in the Truck Series this year. Ty Dillon ran 3358 of those laps. Not coincidentally, he led the series in top 10 finishes with 17. Dillon was also running at the finish of every race.
Timothy Peters (8.3) and Joey Coulter (8.5) had higher average finishes than series champion James Buescher (8.6), but Peters won twice and Coulter won once. Buescher won four times.
Buescher led the most laps in the series at 505, but second was Kevin Harvick, who made just three starts. In those three starts, Harvick completed 597 laps and led 445 of them.
104 drivers made at least one start, and 76 of those drivers were eligible to collect Truck Series points.