ⓘ 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series was the 64th season of NASCAR professional stock car racing in the United States and the 41st modern-era Cup season. The season started on February 18, 2012 at Daytona International Speedway, with the Budweiser Shootout, followed by the Daytona 500 on February 27. The season continued with the Chase for the Sprint Cup beginning on September 16 at Chicagoland Speedway and concluded with the Ford EcoBoost 400 on November 18 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
During the 2011 season, NASCAR announced a series of sprint Cup, there will be changes in injection carburetors which have been used since NASCARs inception in 1949. Sprint of Nextel announced at the awards ceremony of 2011 that they have extended their sponsorship of the series until 2016. Roger Penske won the owners championship, while brad Keselowski won the drivers championship in the final race of the season. Chevrolet won the manufacturers championship with 249 points. Keselowski became the first Dodge driver to win a championship since Richard petty in 1975, he was also the last driver to Dodge, as in 2012 producers last year in the Cup series. Despite the late start of the season, Stephen Leicht was a rookie NASCAR 2012 after beating Josh wise.
2012 was the last season that the fifth generation of cars is also known as the car of tomorrow that debuted in the season 2007 were used in the competition, as new 6 new generation cars was introduced during the 2013 season.