The season of giving is upon everyone, and now NASCAR has its down time for all the drivers and crews.
The work at the shops continue as the countdown has begun leading to the Daytona 500.
Teams are tearing down cars, rebuilding parts, and waiting for the NASCAR rule book to come out for the 2010 season.
But, so much came out of the 2009 season.
There were controversies, unlikely moments, disappointments, and great achievements.
It was a season of many joyous occasions, while also witnessing some of the greatest downfalls in the sport's history.
The teams expected to run well during the year were at the forefront once again, but new teams emerged as threats to win.
Teams that were expected to follow up a successful 2008 had a season that all would rather forget.
It was a historic year for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Here is my take on the biggest moments of the past year.