2012 Season

After the radical change with the points change across all three series in 2011, the eighth season of Lucky Dog Racing saw no changes from the previous year. There were a number of new rookies to start the season though. Paul Scannell, Ron Blackman, Dave Smith, Mitch McCown and Chip Anglin began their rookie season in the Cup series. A little later into the season Fred Moore and Jose Rodriguez joined as well.

Will Riney also returned to the Cup series after a six year absence. Will started a brand new team called Southern Style Racing and enlisted Mitch McCown, Terry Howell and Joe Levis. We also saw grandfather and granddaughter Frank Page and Charquillia Addison join together under Gopher Broke Racing.

Bob Douce kicked things off the same way he did the past previous two seasons, winning the Budweiser Shootout. Bob won the race three times in a row, the first time that anyone was able to pull off that feat.

The following week the season officially got underway with Stephen DiCaprio winning his first Daytona 500. Greg Eichele and Jordan Hunt picked up the next two wins and then we saw a surprise as veteran player Nathan Helton decided to leave the league and his team high and dry. Later on, owner Matt Sealey did the same thing to his other two teammates. It was the end of the once dominant Racing Traditions, Inc. who won three championships in a row. Stephen DiCaprio and Dean Higley would pick up the pieces and move on though. Stephen took over as owner and eventually would add Jose Rodriguez after he was called up to the Cup series.

Stephen DiCaprio led the standings for most of the first two months while Gary Wheat would be the dominant driver leading up to the Chase. He would pick up three wins in that time. Gary's team, Northeast Ohio Motorsports would also be dominant and untouchable in the team standings.

Harry Jeffery won the All-Star race and cash challenge which gave him some extra money in his pocket.

By the time the Chase rolled around, Northeast Ohio Motorsports was dominant, placing all 4 of its drivers into it. Gary wheat would go in first then Jordan Hunt, Robby Stone and Bob Douce. Leon Baker also had a very good year and would go in as the 2nd seed. Defending champion Harry Jeffery was 6th, Dean Higley 7th, Ed Blackman 8th, John Sherman 9th and Troy Wiggins 10th. Greg Eichele would get the first wildcard spot thanks to picking up 2 wins during the season. Rookie Paul Scannell would get the 2nd wildcard spot, just barely making it into the top 20 by 4 points.

During the Chase the non-chasers would spoil the party most weeks, in fact there were only two races won by a Chase driver and that would be Leon Baker both times at Dover and Texas.

Throughout the Chase, nobody was able to take command which set up a very tight points race at Homestead. John Sherman had the points lead going in but it would be Dean Higley who came from 4th place to win his 2nd Cup championship. Dean became the 2nd driver with two Cup championships to his name. The rest of the top 5 were all separated by 5 points. Bob Douce finished just one point behind in 2nd place, Troy Wiggins finished 3rd, 3 points behind. Ed Blackman and John Sherman tied in points and were both 5 behind the leader.

Northeast Ohio Motorsports were quiet during the Chase but had built up such a large lead that it did not matter, they became the third different team in the last three years to win the team championship. Lou Demian won his 2nd best of the rest title along with also winning the streak to the finish challenge. Fred Moore won rookie of the year.

In the Nationwide series, Brian Blair ran away from the rest of the field and clinched the title the week before in Phoenix. He became the 2nd Nationwide driver to win both the championship and rookie of the year title.

Jordan Hunt held on to win the Truck series championship which was the first for him. He also became the 2nd driver to win both a Cup championship and a championship in either the Truck or Nationwide series.

In LROC's seventh season, The Cool Pool won their first title since the very first year of LROC. P10 Select finished in 2nd place while Lucky Dog Racing finished in a disappointing third place.

Overall 2012 was another successful year for the league, but looks forward to celebrating its 10th season in 2013.

2012 Season Drivers

Drivers are listed alphabetically
Click on each driver to see their 2012 league stats

First Race
Last Race
Charquillia Addison Gopher Broke Racing #99 Taco Bell 5/20/04 Current 36 23rd
Chip Anglin Anglin Motorsports #67 B.R.A.K.E.S. 2/27/12 Current 36 40th
Earl Arnold, Jr. Arnold Motorsports #10 Allstate 2/17/08 Current 36 41st
Leon Baker FORD TUFF Motorsports #27 Ford Racing 2/14/10 Current 36 6th
Ed Blackman Coast To Coast Racing #6 Viagra 2/20/05 Current 36 4th
Ron Blackman Team 48 #48 Lowe's 9/18/11 Current 10 21st
Randy Cook Randy Cook Racing #29 Budweiser 2/18/07 Current 36 20th
Gwen Demian Intimidator Racing, Inc. #04 Sea World 4/4/04 Current 36 27th
Lou Demian Intimidator Racing, Inc. #1 Blue Moon 4/4/04 Current 36 13th
Stephen DiCaprio Racing Traditions, Inc. #83 Wendy's 10/30/05 Current 36 26th
Bob Douce Northeast Ohio Motorsports #08 Play It Again Sports 7/23/06 Current 36 2nd
Greg Eichele Mafia Motorsports #2 Crown Royal 2/20/11 Current 36 11th
Nathan Helton Racing Traditions, Inc. #82 Comcast 9/18/05 3/11/12 3 45th
Dean Higley Racing Traditions, Inc. #84 Coca-Cola 2/18/07 Current 36 1st
Terry Howell Southern Style Racing #59 Amp Energy 2/17/08 Current 36 24th
Jordan Hunt Northeast Ohio Motorsports #07 Diet Coke 11/5/06 Current 36 12th
Harry Jeffery Coast To Coast Racing #21 Jack In The Box 2/20/05 Current 36 7th
Teeder Jenkins PFQ Racing #14 Sunoco 2/20/11 Current 36 38th
Marvin Jones Outlaw Racing #21 U.S. Army 2/14/10 Current 36 30th
Joe Levis Joe Motors #77 Gibson Guitar 11/14/10 Current 36 22nd
John Magee Randy Cook Racing #60 Dr. Pepper 2/14/10 Current 36 16th
Mark Mason Mafia Motorsports #23 Skyline Chili 2/20/05 Current 36 28th
Mitch McCown Southern Style Racing #05 Mountain Dew 11/6/11 Current 3 35th
Greg Miller Coast To Coast Racing #12 Livestrong 2/9/05 Current 36 14th
Fred Moore Hunt To The Front #58 Anti Monkey Butt 2/27/12 Current 36 25th
Rene Nadeau Quebecois Fan #96 Iron Maiden 6/12/05 Current 36 33rd
Frank Page Gopher Broke Racing #16 Jack Daniel's 2/20/05 Current 36 37th
Ron Parlacoski, Jr. KrazyRacing3 #33 Goodwrench Service 2/14/10 Current 36 32nd
Sue Perna 2Fast4U #20 Husky Tools 7/25/04 Current 36 34th
Ray Perrotta Jeff Burton Racing #31 Caterpillar 2/20/05 Current 36 17th
Will Riney Southern Style Racing #64 Coke Zero 2/19/06 Current 36 31st
Jose Rodriguez Racing Traditions, Inc. #47 Kroger 7/7/12 Current 19 43rd
Paul Scannell Daveyboy Racing #02 Apache Stove 2/27/12 Current 36 9th
Larry Scroggins Intimidator Racing, Inc. #43 Pabst Blue Ribbon 2/20/05 Current 36 36th
Matt Sealey Matt Sealey #81 Sundrop 5/22/04 6/30/12 17 44th
John Sherman Bump And Go Racing #17 Samuel Adams 4/4/04 Current 36 5th
Hurricane Sidwell Sunday Money #00 Stark Bros. Beef Shop 4/25/10 Current 36 42nd
Dave Smith Draftpack 3 88 #56 Captain Morgan 2/27/12 Current 36 29th
Ryan Smith Outcast Racing #51 Guinness Beer 2/20/05 Current 36 18th
Robby Stone Screaming Penguins #15 Bass Pro Shops 2/15/09 Current 36 10th
Kevin Sullivan Coast To Coast Racing #78 NC State University 2/18/07 Current 36 15th
Jessy Turgeon Mafia Motorsports #91 Gatorade 2/20/11 Current 36 19th
Gary Wheat Northeast Ohio Motorsports #09 Aflac 2/18/07 Current 36 8th
Troy Wiggins Intimidator Racing, Inc. #03 Asics 2/20/05 Current 36 3rd
John Wilson Texas Motorsports #79 Lone Star Light Beer 2/20/05 Current 36 39th

These are the drivers that left us after the 2011 season.

Team Name
Lincoln Griffin Left Turn #28 Yuengling 104
Ludwig Hormann, Jr. Hormann's Heroes #9 Office Depot 35
Kendall Moore Texas Motorsports #5 The Munday Moguls 277
Shawnda Moore Texas Motorsports #88 Wrangler 277
R.J. Palmer Outcast Racing #11 Starbucks 180

2012 Information

Cup Series Driver Standings

Cup Series Team Standings

League Statisitics & Records

Rookie of the Year Race

Money Pit Standings: Segment One

Money Pit Standings: Segment Two

Money Pit Standings: Segment Three

Money Pit Standings: Segment Four

2012 Race Results
Click on the race to see the results
Race #
League Winner
N/A 2/18 Budweiser Shootout-Exhibition Race Daytona Intl. Speedway Kyle Busch Bob Douce
1. 2/27 Daytona 500 Daytona Intl. Speedway Matt Kenseth Stephen DiCaprio
2. 3/4 Subway Fresh Fit 500 Phoenix Intl. Raceway Denny Hamlin Greg Eichele
3. 3/11 Kobalt Tools 400 Las Vegas Motor Speedway Tony Stewart Jordan Hunt
4. 3/18 Food City 500 Bristol Motor Speedway Brad Keselowski Paul Scannell
5. 3/25 Auto Club 400 Auto Club Speedway Tony Stewart Robby Stone
6. 4/1 Goody's Fast Relief 500 Martinsville Speedway Ryan Newman Leon Baker
7. 4/14 Samsung Mobile 500 Texas Motor Speedway Greg Biffle Gary Wheat
8. 4/22 STP 400 Kansas Speedway Denny Hamlin Randy Cook
9. 4/29 Capital City 400 Richmond Intl. Raceway Kyle Busch Greg Eichele
10. 5/6 Aaron's 499 Talladega Superspeedway Brad Keselowski Joe Levis
11. 5/12 Bojangles Southern 500 Darlington Raceway Jimmie Johnson Gary Wheat
N/A 5/19 Sprint All-Star Race-Exhibition Race Charlotte Motor Speedway Jimmie Johnson Harry Jeffery
12. 5/27 Coca-Cola 600 Charlotte Motor Speedway Kasey Kahne Gary Wheat
13. 6/3 FedEx 400 Dover Intl. Speedway Jimmie Johnson Stephen DiCaprio
14. 6/10 Pocono 400 Pocono Raceway Joey Logano Earl Arnold, Jr.
15. 6/17 Quicken Loans 400 Michigan Intl. Speedway Dale Earnhardt Jr. Charquillia Addison
16. 6/24 Toyota/SaveMart 350 Sonoma Clint Bowyer Mark Mason
17. 6/30 Quaker State 400 Kentucky Speedway Brad Keselowski John Magee
18. 7/7 Coke Zero 400 Daytona Intl. Speedway Tony Stewart Harry Jeffery
19. 7/15 Lenox Industrial Tools 301 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Kasey Kahne Leon Baker
20. 7/29 The Curtiss Shaver 400 at The Brickyard Indianapolis Motor Speedway Jimmie Johnson Bob Douce
21. 8/5 Pennsylvania 400 Pocono Raceway Jeff Gordon Paul Scannell
22. 8/12 Finger Lakes 355 at The Glen Watkins Glen International Marcos Ambrose Gwen Demian
23. 8/19 Pure Michigan 400 Michigan Intl. Speedway Greg Biffle Fred Moore
24. 8/25 Irwin Tools Night Race Bristol Motor Speedway Denny Hamlin Dean Higley
25. 9/2 Advocare 500 Atlanta Motor Speedway Denny Hamlin Joe Levis
26. 9/8 Federated Auto Parts 400 Richmond Intl. Raceway Clint Bowyer Kevin Sullivan
27. 9/16 Geico 400 Chicagoland Speedway Brad Keselowski John Wilson
28. 9/23 Sylvania 300 New Hampshire Motor Speedway Denny Hamlin Hurricane Sidwell
29. 9/30 AAA 400 Dover Intl. Speedway Brad Keselowski Leon Baker
30. 10/7 Good Sam Roadside Assistance 500 Talladega Superspeedway Matt Kenseth Jose Rodriguez
31. 10/13 Bank of America 500 Charlotte Motor Speedway Clint Bowyer Lou Demian
32. 10/21 Hollywood Casino 400 Kansas Speedway Matt Kenseth Ryan Smith
33. 10/28 Tums Fast Relief 500 Martinsville Speedway Jimmie Johnson Marvin Jones
34. 11/4 AAA Texas 500 Texas Motor Speedway Jimmie Johnson Leon Baker
35. 11/11 Advocare 500 Phoenix Intl. Raceway Kevin Harvick Ryan Smith
36. 11/18 Ford EcoBoost 400 Homestead-Miami Speedway Jeff Gordon Hurricane Sidwell

17 Feb 2004
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