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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is the sixth driver to win consecutive championships in NASCAR's Nationwide Series.
Stenhouse finished sixth Saturday in the season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, edging Elliott Sadler for the title.
About the only drama in the race was whether Stenhouse would play it safe. He did, but not without several close calls. His Roush Fenway Racing team even had to remind him several times in the final 10 laps to avoid potential pitfalls.
Regan Smith won the 300-mile race. Kyle Busch was second, followed by Brendan Gaughan, Sam Hornish Jr. and Austin Dillon.
Smith did some smoky burnouts, then headed to Victory Lane. But Stenhouse had dibs on the bigger celebration.
Stenhouse became the first since Martin Truex Jr. in 2005 to win back-to-back titles in the second-tier series.
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Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is a champion once again. After a few near misses in the Ford EcoBoost 300, Stenhouse was able to finish in the sixth position to lock up his second consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series title. He is the sixth driver in Nationwide Series history to win back-to-back championships and the first to do [...]
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
For the second straight year, Ricky Stenhouse Jr is the NASCAR Nationwide Series champion. Ricky Stenhouse Jr
It has become the sixth driver in the NASCAR Nationwide Series to win back-to-back championships. He finished 23 points ahead of second-place Elliott Sadler.
With the win, he joins Sam Ard ...
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is cautiously optimistic heading into race day about his shot at a second consecutive NASCAR Nationwide Series title.
Elliott Sadler is preparing for the season finale filled with regret over an incident a week ago.
And Austin Dillon? Well, he's just waiting to see what shakes out between the other two and if he can steal this title in the final race.
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· Season-to-Date Driver Rating: 94.9
· Seven top fives, 18 top 10s; one pole
· Average finish of 12.3
· Led 11 races for 423 laps
Homestead-Miami Speedway Outlook:
· Two top fives, five top 10s
A hard fought 2012 Nationwide Series season came to a close with a first time winner in the Nationwide Series and a driver winning two consecutive championships. Ricky Stenhouse Jr did all he needed to do Saturday evening in Homestead-Miami to claim his second straight championship. Stenhouse Jr and his crew made no mistakes all night long and they received a great rewarded of a...