2012 ARCA Racing Series

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2012 ARCA Racing Series
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Chris Buescher, pictured here in 2018, the 2012 ARCA champion.

The 2012 ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards was the 60th season of the ARCA Racing Series. The season began on February 18 with the Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 and ended on October 19 with the Kansas ARCA 150. Chris Buescher won the championship over Frank Kimmel by 75 points after a heated battle. Alex Bowman was named Rookie of the Year after battling Brennan Poole all season.[1]

Teams and driversEdit

THIS TABLE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION / A WORK IN PROGRESS

Complete scheduleEdit

Manufacturer Team No. Driver
Chevrolet CGH Motorsports 58 Chad Hackenbracht
Clark-Diederich Racing 12
Gallagher Motorsports 7
23 Spencer Gallagher
Coulter Motorsports 16 Matt Lofton
Darrell Basham Racing 34 Darrell Basham
Dodge Carter 2 Motorsports 04 Larry Barford, Jr. 14
Darren Hagen 2
Dominick Casola 1
Maryeve Dufault 2
40 Donnie Neuenberger 1
Daryl Eustace 1
Nick Tucker 2
Gregg Hutto, Jr. 1
Ryan Rust 1
Roger Carter 6
Darren Hagen 1
Maryeve Dufault 1
Justin Lloyd 1
Tommy O'Leary IV 1
Dominick Casola 1
Evan Pardo 2
Cunningham Motorsports 22 Alex Bowman
Ford Hylton Motorsports 48 James Hylton
Kimmel Racing 68 Will Kimmel 15
Korbin Forrister 2
Brian Campbell 1
Brad Lloyd 1
Roulo Brothers Racing 17 Chris Buescher
Wayne Peterson Racing 06 Jeremy Petty 1
Wayne Peterson 3
Tommy O'Leary IV 14
James Swanson 1
Toyota ThorSport Racing 44 Frank Kimmel
Chevrolet 11
Ford 6
Dodge 2
Fast Track Racing 10 Ed Pompa 6
Daryl Eustace 1 [N 1]
Blake Hillard 1
Bill Coffey 1
Brad Lloyd 2
Rick Clifton 4
Richard Harriman 1
Mike Senica 1
Ricky Ehrgott 1
Tyler Speer 1
Chevrolet 7
Toyota 7
Ford 5
Venturini Motorsports 15 Ryan Reed 14
Nelson Canache 1
Clint King 1
Steve Arpin 1
Caleb Armstrong 1
Chevrolet 11
Toyota 8
25 Brennan Poole
Toyota 7
Chevrolet 12
35 Nelson Canache 13
Robert Mitten 1
Tom Berte 2
Michael Simko 1
Thomas Praytor 1
John Wes Townley 1
Toyota 10
Chevrolet 9
55 Paulie Harraka 1
Erik Jones 10
Kevin Swindell 7
A. J. Henriksen 1
Toyota 11
Chevrolet 8
66 Mark Thompson 2
Clint King 4
Steve Arpin 1
A. J. Henriksen 2
John Blankenship 1
Nelson Canache 1
Kevin Swindell 1
Ryan Unzicker 1
Thomas Praytor 1
Ford 18
Chevrolet 2
Roulo Brothers Racing 16
Allgaier Motorsports 3
Brett Hudson Motorsports 1
99 Casey Roderick 1
Brandon Davis 10
Grant Enfinger 2 [N 2]
Levi Youster 1
Zach Ralston 2
Mike Young 1
Kelly Kovski 1 [N 3]
Blake Hillard 1 [N 4]
Toyota 11
Chevrolet 8
Win-Tron Racing 32 Chris Windom 2
Mason Mingus 12
Brandon McReynolds 1 [N 5]
Aleks Gregory 2
Bradley Riethmeyer 1
Matt Merrell 1

Limited scheduleEdit

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Manufacturer Team No. Driver Rounds
Chevrolet
Bill Elliott Racing 9 Chase Elliott 6
Blackburn Motorsports 94 Steve Blackburn 2
Bobby Gerhart Racing 5 Bobby Gerhart 10
Coulter Motorsports 61 Joey Coulter 4
Aleks Gregory 2
Joe Denette Motorsports 9 Max Gresham 1
Hixson Motorsports 28 Mike Senica 2
95 1
Angela Koch 1
K&K Racing 3 Tim Turner [N 6] 1
79 Mike Koch 7
Lafferty Motorsports 89 Chris Lafferty 1
Korbin Forrister 1
Littleton Motorsports 5 Mark Littleton [N 7] 1
Mark Gibson Racing 59 Mike Affarano 1
Mike Affarano Motorsports 83 3
Mike Buckley Racing 3 Mike Buckley [N 8] 1
Motorhead Racing Company 76 John Ferrier 2
Mullins Racing 5 Willie Mullins 1
Nowell Racing 74 Jimmy Nowell Jr. 1
Ralph Solhem Racing 00 Ed Kennedy 1
Team LaCross Motorsports 7 Brent Cross 3
Turner Motorsports 4 Brandon McReynolds 1
Williams Motorsports 94 Ronnie Souders, Jr. 3
Dodge Brella Sports Group 3 Landon Cling [N 9] 1
Brian Keselowski Motorsports 29 Sloan Henderson 1
Brian Keselowski 1
Carter 2 Motorsports 67 Michael Bockler 1
Roger Carter 1
Tim Viens 1
97 Donnie Neuenberger 1
Nick Tucker 1
Juan Carlos Blum 1
Cody Lane 1
Jack Clarke [N 10] 1
Finney Racing Enterprises 3 Brian Finney [N 11] 2
Jack Hughs Racing 64 Aaron Willis 1
Joseph Hughs 4
Jared Marks Racing 8 Jared Marks 1
12 13
Leilani Munter 1
Jones Group Racing 30 Terry Jones 3
Rettig Racing 01 Austin Rettig 6
Universe Racing 3 Steve Fox [N 12] 2
Ford Andy Belmont Racing 1 Mikey Kile 5
2 Brandon Davis 1
Brandon Kidd 1
Thomas Praytor 1
5 1 [N 13]
Brad Hill Motorsports 70 Jeff Choquette 1
71 Shane Cockrum 1
Brad Smith Motorsports 26 Brad Smith 1
BRG Motorsports 61 Grant Enfinger 1
DGM Racing 39 Fain Skinner [N 14] 1
Empire Racing 82 Sean Corr 5
Kimmel Racing 69 Korbin Forrister 7
Shawn Umphries 1
Will Kimmel 2
Clair Zimmerman 1
Ira Small 1
Brad Lloyd 1
Leavine Family Racing 95 Michael Leavine 8
McCreery Motorsports 57 Rodney Melvin 1
Motorhead Racing Company 78 Aleks Gregory 2
Shearer Racing 73 Dale Shearer 5
Team BCR Racing 09 Charles Evans, Jr. 3
Grant Enfinger 2
Frankie Kimmel 1
88 Buster Graham 11
Chevrolet 2
Dodge 1
Drew Charlson Racing 28 Drew Charlson 2
3 1 [N 15]
Ford 3
Chevrolet 3
Dodge 2
Hixson Motorsports 2 Levi Youster 2
Dustin Hapka 2
Ron Cox 2
Tim Walter 2
Ford 1
Chevrolet 3
Dodge 1
3 Levi Youster 2
Chad Frewaldt 1
Tim Walter 1
Joe Cooksey 1
Toyota 2
Chevrolet 14
Ken Schrader Racing 52 Tom Hessert 15
Chad Boat 1

NotesEdit

  1. ^ After Eustace failed to qualify for the race at Mobile in his own No. 40 car, he replaced an unknown driver in the No. 10.
  2. ^ It was an Allgaier Motorsports entry using Roulo Brothers Racing's owner points.
  3. ^ It was an Allgaier Motorsports entry using Roulo Brothers Racing's owner points.
  4. ^ It was a Brett Hudson Motorsports entry using Roulo Brothers Racing's owner points.
  5. ^ Entry was fielded in a collaboration with Turner Motorsports.
  6. ^ It was a K&K Racing entry using Hixson Motorsports' owner points.
  7. ^ It was a Littleton Motorsports entry using Bobby Gerhart Racing's owner points.
  8. ^ It was a Mike Buckley Racing entry using Hixson Motorsports' owner points.
  9. ^ It was a Brella Sports Group entry using Hixson Motorsports' owner points.
  10. ^ Entry was fielded in a collaboration with Creation-Cope Racing.
  11. ^ It was a Finney Racing Enterprises entry using Hixson Motorsports' owner points.
  12. ^ It was a Universe Racing entry using Hixson Motorsports' owner points.
  13. ^ It was an Andy Belmont Racing entry using Bobby Gerhart Racing's owner points.
  14. ^ Entry was fielded in a collaboration with Roulo Brothers Racing.
  15. ^ It was a Drew Charlson Racing entry using Hixson Motorsports' owner points.

ScheduleEdit

The 2012 series schedule was announced in November 2011.[2]

No. Race title Track Date
1 Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach February 18
2 Mobile ARCA 200 Mobile International Speedway, Irvington March 10
3 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 Salem Speedway, Salem April 29
4 International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250 Talladega Superspeedway, Talladega May 4
5 Menards 200 by Federated Car Care Toledo Speedway, Toledo May 20
6 Akona 200 presented by Federated Car Care Elko Speedway, Elko New Market June 2
7 Pocono ARCA 200 Pocono Raceway, Pocono June 9
8 RainEater Wiper Blades 200 Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn June 15
9 Herr Foods Chase the Taste 200 Winchester Speedway, Winchester June 24
10 The All-American Race Weekend presented by Global Barter Corporation New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville July 1
11 Prairie Meadows 200 Iowa Speedway, Newton July 13
12 Ansell ActivArmr 150 Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet July 21
13 Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 Lucas Oil Raceway, Brownsburg July 27
14 Pennsylvania ARCA 125 Pocono Raceway, Pocono August 4
15 Berlin ARCA 200 presented by Hantz Group Berlin Raceway, Marne August 11
16 Allen Crowe Memorial 100 Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield August 19
17 Herr's Live Life with Flavor 200 Madison International Speedway, Rutland August 26
18 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic by Federated Car Care Salem Speedway, Salem September 15
Southern Illinois 100 DuQuoin State Fairgrounds, Du Quoin October 14
19 Kansas Lottery 98.9 Kansas Speedway, Kansas City October 19

Results and standingsEdit

RacesEdit

No. Race Pole position Most laps led Winning driver Winning manufacturer
1 Lucas Oil Slick Mist 200 Sean Corr Brandon McReynolds Bobby Gerhart Chevrolet
2 Mobile ARCA 200 Alex Bowman Cale Gale Cale Gale Chevrolet
3 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers 200 Chris Buescher Alex Bowman Alex Bowman Dodge
4 International Motorsports Hall of Fame 250 Matt Lofton Matt Lofton Brandon McReynolds Chevrolet
5 Menards 200 presented by Federated Car Care Alex Bowman Chris Buescher Chris Buescher Ford
6 Akona 200 presented by Federated Car Care Alex Bowman Brennan Poole Brennan Poole Chevrolet
7 Pocono ARCA 200 Brennan Poole Brennan Poole Brennan Poole Toyota
8 RainEater Wiper Blades 200 Joey Coulter Brennan Poole Chris Buescher Ford
9 Herr Foods Chase the Taste 200 Chris Buescher Brennan Poole Alex Bowman Dodge
10 The All-American Race Weekend Chad Hackenbracht Andrew Ranger Andrew Ranger Dodge
11 Prairie Meadows 200 Brennan Poole Alex Bowman Alex Bowman Dodge
12 Ansell ActivArmr 150 Kevin Swindell Kevin Swindell Kevin Swindell Toyota
13 Messina Wildlife Animal Stopper 200 Matt Crafton Chad Hackenbracht Frank Kimmel Toyota
14 Pennsylvania ARCA 125 Brennan Poole Alex Bowman Chad Hackenbracht Chevrolet
15 Berlin ARCA 200 presented by Hantz Group Chad Hackenbracht Frank Kimmel Chris Buescher Ford
16 Allen Crowe Memorial 100 Alex Bowman Frank Kimmel Frank Kimmel Toyota
17 Herr's Live Life with Flavor 200 Alex Bowman Chris Buescher Chris Buescher Ford
18 Kentuckiana Ford Dealers Fall Classic Chase Elliott Tom Hessert Tom Hessert Chevrolet
Southern Illinois 100 Cancelled due to rain[3]
19 Kansas Lottery 98.9 Alex Bowman Alex Bowman Alex Bowman Dodge

Drivers' championshipEdit

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

Pos Driver DAY MOB SLM TAL TOL ELK POC MCH WIN NJ IOW CHI IRP POC BLN ISF MAD SLM DSF KAN Points
1 Chris Buescher 4885
2 Frank Kimmel 4810
3 Brennan Poole 4735
4 Alex Bowman 4725
5 Chad Hackenbracht 4310
6 Matt Lofton 4220
7 Spencer Gallagher 3720
8 Nelson Canache 3660
9 Josh Williams 3285
10 Tom Hessert 3205
11 Darrell Basham 3065
12 Will Kimmel 2990
13 James Hylton 2860
14 Ryan Reed 2720
15 Tommy O'Leary IV 2490
16 Jared Marks 2240
17 Larry Barford, Jr. 2050
18 Mason Mingus 1930
19 Milka Duno 1790
20 Brandon Davis 1625
21 Erik Jones 1565
22 Kevin Swindell 1545
23 Buster Graham 1515
24 Bobby Gerhart 1310
25 Chase Elliott 1260
26 Clint King 1200
27 Grant Enfinger 1120
28 Mikey Kile 1100
29 Michael Leavine 890
30 Korbin Forrister 790
31 Mason Mitchell 785
32 Austin Rettig 770
33 Ed Pompa 705
34 Sean Corr 640
35 Aleks Gregory 610
36 Brad Lloyd 605
37 Rick Clifton 590
38 Zach Ralston 585
39 Mike Koch 520
40 Levi Youster 500
41 Tom Berte 495
42 A. J. Henriksen 495
43 Mark Thompson 475
44 Mike Affarano 465
45 Roger Carter 465
46 Dale Shearer 465
47 George Cushman 460
48 Chad Boat 455
49 Clay Rogers 435
50 Steve Blackburn 420
51 Joey Coulter 415
52 Brennan Newberry 415
53 Tim Walter 415
54 Cale Gale 405
55 Drew Charlson 390
56 John Blankenship 380
57 Darren Hagen 375
58 Thomas Praytor 370
59 James Swanson 370
60 Charles Evans, Jr. 360
61 Steve Fox 355
62 Maryeve Dufault 350
63 Tyler Reddick 345
64 Brett Hudson 335
65 Ronnie Souders, Jr. 325
66 Roby Bujdoso 315
67 Brandon McReynolds 315
68 Evan Pardo 315
69 Nick Tucker 315
70 Wayne Peterson 305
71 Michael Simko 305
72 Chris Windom 295
73 Ron Cox 290
74 Tyler Speer 270
75 Tim Cowen 265
76 Brian Finney 255
77 Steve Arpin 250
78 Brian Kaltreider 250
79 Brad Smith 250
80 Andrew Ranger 245
81 Juan Carlos Blum 240
82 Dominick Casola 235
83 Ricky Ehrgott 230
84 Joseph Hughs 225
85 Brian Keselowski 225
86 Terry Jones 220
87 Kelly Kovski 220
88 Mike Senica 220
89 Dustin Hapka 210
90 Max Gresham 200
91 Frankie Kimmel 200
92 Joey Miller 200
93 Scott Null 200
94 Tim Andrews 185
95 Alex Kennedy 185
96 Blake Hillard 180
97 Brian Campbell 175
98 Jason Holehouse 175
99 Kyle Martel 175
100 Bubba Pollard 175
101 Matt Merrell 170
102 Kyle Larson 165
103 Donnie Neuenberger 165
104 Caleb Armstrong 155
105 Shane Cockrum 155
106 Willie Mullins 155
107 Fain Skinner 155
108 Don Thompson 155
109 Ed Bull 150
110 David Levine 145
111 Mark Littleton 145
112 Brandon Kidd 140
113 Justin Lloyd 135
114 Kent Schenkel 135
115 Mike Buckley 130
116 Landon Cling 130
117 Brent Cross 130
118 A. J. Fike 110
119 Chad Frewaldt 110
120 Ed Kennedy 110
121 Steve Minghenelli 110
122 Jeff Choquette 105
123 Mike Harmon 105
124 Gregg Hutto, Jr. 105
125 Clay Campbell 100
126 Daryl Eustace 100
127 John Ferrier 100
128 Paulie Harraka 100
129 John Wes Townley 100
130 Bill Coffey 95
131 Matt Crafton 95
132 Brad Cox 90
133 Robert Mitten 90
134 Ryan Unzicker 90
135 Richard Harriman 85
136 Jeremy Petty 85
137 Jack Clarke 80
138 Tim Turner 80
139 Amber Koch 70
140 Ira Small 70
141 Joe Cooksey 65
142 Bob Strait 65
143 Mike Young 65
144 Bradley Riethmeyer 60
145 Clair Zimmerman 60
146 Leilani Munter 50
147 Sloan Henderson 30
Michael Bockler 25
Cody Lane 25
Lucas Munroe 25
Casey Roderick 25
Ryan Rust 25
Shawn Umphries 25
Tim Viens 25

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Pit Lane". Archived from the original on 2012-12-25. Retrieved 25 December 2012.
  2. ^ Fradette, Luc (November 29, 2011). "2012 schedule officially released". Auto123.com. Xprima.com Corporation. Retrieved May 23, 2012.
  3. ^ "Today's Southern Illinois 100 Cancelled for Rain". ARCA Inc. October 14, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2012.

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