The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup season has come to a close and the final point standings are out. There are a few fun facts to be found in the data.
- Most money won: 3rd place Jimmie Johnson with over $8.1 Million. Champion Brad Keselowski ended up sixth on the money list.
- Most Wins: Jimmie Johnson, Brad Keselowski, Denny Hamlin each had 5
- Most Top Fives: Jimmie Johnson (18)
- Most Top Tens: Jimmie Johnson (24)
- Most Bonus Points: Jimmie Johnson (49)
Looking at those stats you might wonder how Jimmie Johnson ended up third in points. However there is one more key stat which had a significant impact on the final standings.
- Most DNFs among all drivers in the top 24 in points: Jimmie Johnson
As always, consistency is key in NASCAR.