The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series is only 12 races into the 2012 season but has produced plenty of winners.
Through out the 2012 season, the truck series has seen about 10 different winners and five first time winners. With just 12 races out of 22 in the books, the truck series is off to feature its drivers on top.
Since the first race of the season at Daytona, John King became the first of ten different winners. King along with the first win of the year, also became the first, first time winner of 2012. Joining King as first time winners are James Buescher, Justin Lofton, Joey Coulter, and Nelson Piquet Jr.
Kansas Speedway paved the way for Buescher to capture the checkered flag, his first in the truck series after his first win at the Nationwide Series season opener at Daytona. During the All-Star weekend, Lofton made his way to victory lane in Charlotte. The Tricky Triangle gave Coulter his first career win.
Michigan gave Piquet his second visit to victory lane in 2012, his first in the truck series. Piquet just like Buescher won a Nationwide race prior to the trucks victory. Piquet won at Road America.
This year along with five first time winners, there have been ten different winners in just the first half of the season. Within the ten different winners are two Sprint Cup Series drivers. Kevin Harvick won in the second race of the season at Martinsville. Kasey Kahne won at Rockingham two weeks after Harvick. Other winners were former trucks champion Todd Bodine, Johnny Sauter, and Timothy Peters.
Prior to their wins only two out of the ten drivers won from the pole, Harvick and Peters. Piquet won the pole at Rockingham and Pocono. Coulter won the pole at Michigan, one race after his victory at Pocono.
Bueshcer is the only driver to win more races in the 2012 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season. He captured two more wins in Kentucky and Chicagoland.
With 12 races now in the history books, five of the 2012 winner are in the top ten in the point standings. Peters is the current points leader, Buescher is in third, followed by Lofton in fourth, Coulter in seventh, and Piquet in eighth.