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NASCAR 167 43 Celebrate: Who has won 2012 Nationwide Series races? 31160446 Nelson Piquet Jr., one win Nelson+Piquet+Jr.%2C+one+win NASCAR

Nelson Piquet Jr. is focusing his effort on the Camping World Truck Series, but emerged victorious in the Nationwide Series road race at Road America in June for his first win.

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NASCAR 167 43 Celebrate: Who has won 2012 Nationwide Series races? 30775032 James Buescher, one win James+Buescher%2C+one+win+ NASCAR

NASCAR Nationwide Series driver James Buescher earned his first career series win at one of NASCAR's most prestigious tracks. Buescher celebrated in Victory Lane after surviving a last-lap crash and winning the Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway.

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NASCAR 167 43 Celebrate: Who has won 2012 Nationwide Series races? 31139417 Kurt Busch, two wins Kurt+Busch%2C+two+wins NASCAR

Kurt Busch took his brother with him to Victory Lane this year. Busch won in the Kyle Busch Motorsports entry at Richmond International Raceway in April. He then followed that up with a victory while driving for Phoenix Racing at Daytona in July.

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NASCAR 167 43 Celebrate: Who has won 2012 Nationwide Series races? 30775036 Elliott Sadler, four wins Elliott+Sadler%2C+four+wins NASCAR

Elliott Sadler became a part of Richard Childress Racing for the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. In the second race of the season, the Bashas Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway, he took the team to Victory Lane. Two weeks later, he was back in Victory Lane at Bristol. Then he followed that up at Chicagoland, overcoming a week of feeling unwell to surge to the win. He then won again at Iowa Speedway to keep himself in championship contention.

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NASCAR 167 43 Celebrate: Who has won 2012 Nationwide Series races? 30775030 Ricky Stenhouse Jr., six wins Ricky+Stenhouse+Jr.%2C+six+wins NASCAR

The defending series champ wasted little time returning to top form in 2012. He won in the season's third race of the season, the Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, becoming the first Nationwide-only driver to win at the track. He continued his hot hand as he quickly added wins at Texas Motor Speedway and Iowa Speedway. A strong late surge put him in control of the title race entering the season finale. Stenhouse added wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Chicagoland Speedway and Kansas Speedway to push up his tally.

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NASCAR 167 43 Celebrate: Who has won 2012 Nationwide Series races? 31139418 Joey Logano, nine wins Joey+Logano%2C+nine+wins+ NASCAR

Joey Logano celebrates in Victory Lane after winning one of his multitude of races this season. Logano has been on a tear in the Nationwide ranks. He won at Auto Club Speedway and then waited a few weeks before reappearing in Victory Lane at Talladega Superspeedway. Then he won at Darlington Raceway. And Dover International Speedway. And Michigan International Speedway to set the tone for the year. Since that time, he has added victories at Bristol Motor Speedway, Dover, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Phoenix International Raceway for a stunning year of double-duty driving.

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NASCAR 167 43 Celebrate: Who has won 2012 Nationwide Series races? 30775034 Celebrate! Celebrate%21 NASCAR

Think the NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers don't have their own identity?

Think again.

The group started the 2012 NASCAR season with wins by Nationwide Series regulars in the opening trio of races. But then the drivers solely focused on the series held their own overall in wins for the year.

Which drivers grabbed the checkered flag in the Nationwide ranks this season? We take a look.

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