2010 Champ wins as 2011 Champ is crowned: The Ford 300 Review

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. hoists a championship flag after clinching the NASCAR Nationwide Series crown at the Ford 300 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway on Saturday, Nov. 19. Credit: By Chris Graythen, Getty Images via nascar-assets.americaneagle.com

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Brad Keselowski, the 2010 Nationwide Champion, took home the Ford 300 as Ricky Stenhouse Jr was crowned 2011 Champion. 

Timmy Hill won Rookie of the Year, and the #60 Roush Fenway Ford Team won the Owner's Championship.

Stenhouse didn't have far to go to win his first Nationwide Championship.  After Jason Leffler ruined Elliott Sadler's chances, Stenhouse just had to last 15 laps, as that was when the final Start and Park car quit the race.  Stenhouse didn't just stay behind and ride out a quiet race, he finished second.  Stenhouse was beaten up, but nothing could have brought him down. 

A lot has been made about next year's Nationwide Series campaign.  We will be adding a few more contenders next year, and possibly losing one or two as well.  Keep your eye's on Nascar Ranting and Raving all throughout the offseason as we present all the latest news and opinions leading up to the 2012 NASCAR Seasons.

Results and More after the JUMP!

Fin Str Car Driver Team Laps Status
1 1 22 Brad Keselowski(i) Discount Tire Dodge 200 Running
2 4 6 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. Blackwell Angus Ford 200 Running
3 3 60 Carl Edwards(i) Fastenal/Wypall Ford 200 Running
4 6 33 Clint Bowyer(i) Rheem Heating Chevy 200 Running
5 7 18 Denny Hamlin(i) Z-Line Designs Toyota 200 Running
6 2 2 Elliott Sadler OneMain Financial Chevy 200 Running
7 13 12 Sam Hornish Jr. Alliance Truck Parts Dodge 200 Running
8 10 88 Aric Almirola Grand Touring Vodka Chevy 200 Running
9 11 11 Brian Scott Shore Lodge Toyota 200 Running
10 9 20 Joey Logano(i) GameStop/Afterglow Toyota 200 Running
11 8 16 Trevor Bayne Ford Mustang Ford 200 Running
12 14 38 Jason Leffler Great Clips Chevy 200 Running
13 5 31 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevy 200 Running
14 19 32 James Buescher(i) Dollar General Chevy 200 Running
15 21 70 David Stremme(i) Foretravel Chevy 200 Running
16 22 97 Joe Nemechek AM/FM Energy Pellet Toyota 200 Running
17 17 19 Mike Bliss Bruvado Chevy 200 Running
18 29 51 Jeremy Clements Clements Racing Engines Chevy 200 Running
19 15 62 Michael Annett Pilot/Flying J Toyota 200 Running
20 31 1 Mike Wallace I Hate Steven Singer Chevy 200 Running
21 33 15 Timmy Hill # Poynt/Lilly Trucking Ford 200 Running
22 37 23 Robert Richardson Jr. Tia Rosa Chevy 200 Running
23 18 81 Blake Koch # Daystar.com Chevy 199 Running
24 35 30 Nelson Piquet Jr.(i) Bienvenidos a NASCAR Chevy 198 Running
25 23 82 Reed Sorenson Foametix/Bullet Liner Dodge 198 Running
26 36 87 Kevin Conway Extenze Toyota 198 Running
27 20 4 Casey Roderick Go Green Racing Ford 198 Running
28 40 40 TJ Duke Curtis Key Plumbing Chevy 198 Running
29 34 14 Eric McClure Hefty BlackOut/Reynolds Chevy 197 Running
30 42 28 Derrike Cope MAXelence Dodge 195 Running
31 32 41 Stanton Barrett MyBrokenPalace.com Chevy 194 Running
32 12 7 Danica Patrick GoDaddy.com Chevy 190 Accident
33 16 9 Kenny Wallace Federated Auto Parts Toyota 187 Accident
34 27 66 Steve Wallace 5-hour Energy Toyota 146 Accident
35 41 52 Kevin Lepage Sunshine Plumbing Chevy 136 Rear Gear
36 24 67 Andrew Ranger Go Canada Racing Ford 91 Accident
37 30 3 Scott Riggs McKinney Pipe and Steel Chevy 15 Overheating
38 43 46 Chase Miller Curtis Key Plumbing Chevy 10 Rear Gear
39 25 47 Josh Wise Curtis Key Plumbing Chevy 4 Electrical
40 28 71 Matt Carter Rick Ware Racing Chevy 4 Vibration
41 26 42 Scott Speed Curtis Key Plumbing Chevy 3 Overheating
42 38 39 Fain Skinner Carport Empire Ford 2 Accident
43 39 89 Morgan Shepherd Victory In Jesus Chevy 1 Engine

 

What more can be said about such an amazing season.  I hope I speak for everyone out there that thinks next year is shaping up to be a great one. For those of you keeping track of my Nationwide Chase:

Reg Pos Chase Pos Numb Driver Chase Points Chase Behind Reg Behind
1 1 6 Ricky Stenhouse 2394 0 0
2 2 2 Elliott Sadler ** 2351 -43 -45
3 3 31 Justin Allgaier ** 2336 -58 -117
11 4 16 Trevor Bayne ** 2325 -69 -329
4 5 88 Aric Almirola ** 2325 -69 -127
9 6 62 Michael Annett ** 2295 -99 -278
8 7 11 Brian Scott ** 2289 -105 -275
6 8 38 Jason Leffler ** 2288 -106 -194
12 9 19 Mike Bliss ** 2258 -136 -395
7 10 09 Kenny Wallace ** 2249 -145 -259
10 11 66 Steve Wallace ** 2245 -149 -301
5 12 32 Reed Sorenson ** 2240 -154 -160
*-Eliminated in Regular Points System
**-Eliminated in Both Points System

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