The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series has one of the shortest offseasons in all of professional sports, but it is constantly rife with developing stories despite its short 90-day respite.
Fresh off the heels of one of the most exciting finishes in recent memory, the drivers and teams are already looking forward to January when testing will begin for the 54th Daytona 500.
Many faces and places have altered in the past couple weeks since the final checkered flag dropped.
Still more are undoubtedly in the works.
Here are some stories that will be discussed in the offseason and become more fodder for NASCAR news junkies as the season gets ready to open again on February 26th, 2012.