This week in NASCAR, The Sprint Cup Unlimited Live, the race that will precede the two Budweiser Duels that happen on February 21st. Those will be held in Daytona Beach, Florida at the Daytona International Speedway, at 2:00PM Eastern and 3:30PM Eastern. However, before we get to those two famous races, the Sprint Cup Unlimited will be held Saturday, February 16th at 8:10PM Eastern. There are also two practice sessions that have already been held, both on Friday, the 15th. One of them was won by Kevin Harvick and the other by Denny Hamlin.
The 2012 season of the NASCAR Sprint Cup was its 64th and it began just where this year will, but without the extra event this year. That season started with the Budweiser Shootout. At the end of the year it was Roger Penske who won the Owner's Championship, and it was Chevrolet who took the Manufacturer's Championship, with a total of 249 points earned. As for the Driver's Championship, it was won by Brad Keselowski. Clint Bowyer came in second with 39 points down, and with one point less was Jimmie Johnson in third.