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IndyCar Driver of the Year vote: 9th

You voted Justin Wilson into 9th place in Crash.net's IndyCar Driver of the Year 2012 poll!
Top 10 IndyCar Driver of the Year 2012:
9. Justin Wilson

Birthplace: Sheffield, England
Birthdate: July 31, 1978
Team: Dale Coyne Racing
2012 starts: 15
Poles: 0
Wins: 1
Top 5: 1
Top 10: 6
Championship points: 278
Championship position: 15th
Crash.net IndyCar Driver of 2011 position: 14th

Justin Wilson makes it into the top ten in the 2012 IndyCar Driver of the Year ballot, after finding his way back to victory lane for the first time since he emerged victorious at Watkins Glen in 2009.

Wilson's win coincides with a return to Dale Coyne Racing after a two-year stint over at Dreyer & Reinbold which ended prematurely last season when he injured his back in a practice accident at Mid-Ohio. Fortunately Wilson demonstrated that he was back on top form right out of the gate after being part of the winning team in the 50th Rolex 24 at Daytona in January.

It's a bit of a shame that Wilson's 2012 win at Texas was slightly tarnished by the subsequent revelation that the team had used the wrong sidepod top deck aerodynamic element: as it hadn't been spotted by the technical scrutineers before the event it was decided that the race result should stand and Wilson kept his well-deserved victory - and duly gets handed ninth place by Crash.net voters!

Top 10 IndyCar Driver of the Year 2012 results so far:
9. Justin Wilson
10. Dario Franchitti


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Justin Wilson burnout after winning the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, USA. June 9 2012. (c) 2012, Phil Abbott LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Winner Justin Wilson celebrates in victory lane with guns after winning the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, USA. June 9 2012. (c) 2012, Michael L. Levitt LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Graham Rahal is stalked by Justin Wilson during the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, USA. June 9 2012. (c) 2012, Phil Abbott LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Justin Wilson celebrates in Victory Lane after the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, USA. June 9 2012. (c) 2012, Phil Abbott LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Justin Wilson celebrates in victory lane with team owners Dale and Gail Coyne after the Firestone 550 at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth, USA. June 9 2012. (c) 2012, Phillip G. Abbott LAT Photo USA (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Justin Wilson in the #18 Sonny`s Barbecue Dale Coyne Racing Honda during pre-season testing at Sebring. March 2012. [Photo Credit: Michael Levitt - LAT for IndyCar Media]
IZOD IndyCar Series driver Justin Wilson (#18 Dale Coyne Racing) (c) 2012 Michael L. Levitt, LAT Photo (Photo credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Mikhail Aleshin waits on pitlane prior to practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Munoz waits on pit lane in Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
The crew of Mikhail Aleshin go to work in the pits (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power and Carlos Munoz flank winner Mike Conway during their victory lap (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Huertas (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Jack Hawksworth enters the hairpin during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Huertas waits on pitlane prior to the start (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon rolls out of pitlane during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Munoz with a champagne surprise (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway celebrating his victory (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Munoz, Mike Conway and Will Power celebrate on the podium after the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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