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Last chance! Vote for your NASCAR Driver of 2012

In the next few days, you'll find out how you rated each of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers out of ten for their 2012 performances...
Voting is now closed!

It's just a short while now until we start to reveal who your most impressive NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers of 2012 have been, as voting has now closed and we get down to work counting up the ballots and working out who came out top.

Back in February when the season got underway at Daytona, few people had Brad Keselowski pegged as this year's Sprint Cup champion - did you? He certainly put in a committed and remarkably consistent performance all season long despite some serious head games being played by his main rival Jimmie Johnson as the championship moves to its climax last month at Homestead-Miami.

But with a few lucky breaks the title could easily have been won by the much-improved Clint Bowyer, or by Kasey Kahne in his first season with Hendrick Motorsports, or even Greg Biffle, Denny Hamlin or Matt Kenseth, all of whom had strong seasons. Or maybe your sympathies lie with the drivers who didn't make it into the Chase like Juan Montoya and Marcos Ambrose - or even the hugely divisive figure of Kyle Busch who missed the cut by just three points to Jeff Gordon?

All of these drivers and more besides have been up for your review and appraisal in our NASCAR Driver of the Year vote. In total you had 20 of the most successful Cup drivers of 2012 to review and decide which ones impressed you the most. Voters simply gace each one a mark from one (meaning you thought that they had a poor season) to ten (meaning an excellent or outstanding year).

You've done your part, and now we're busy doing the rest, collating the votes to find out which driver scored highest and gets the accolade of being Crash.net's NASCAR Driver of the Year 2012!

We'll be unveiling the top ten as determined by the final average score of each driver in the run-up to the holidays. In the meantime, you can still share your thoughts and opinions on the drivers and why you voted the way you did simply by clicking on the 'Post your comments' link below.



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Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, celebrates with a burnout after winning the series championship and finishing in fifteenth place for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2012 in Homestead, Florida. (Photo Credit: John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Miller Lite Dodge, pits during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 18, 2012 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Ryan Blaney, driver of the #29 Cooper Standard Ram, spins out as he catches fire after an incident in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Ford EcoBoost 200 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on November 16, 2012 in Homestead, Florida.  (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Joey Coulter, driver of the #22 Mama Lucia Meatballs Chevrolet, spins after flying through the air during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 24, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Brendan Gaughan, driver of the #2 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet, David Starr, driver of the #81 Zachry Toyota, Ryan Sieg, driver of the #39 Pull A Part LLC Chevrolet, Nelson Piquet Jr., driver of the #30 Qualcomm/Autotrac Chevrolet, Parker Kligerman, driver of the #29 Cooper Standard Dodge, Chris Fontaine, driver of the #84 Glenden Enterprises Toyota, Johnny Sauter, driver of the #13 Hot Honeys Toyota, and Matt Crafton, driver of the #88 Ideal Door/Menards Toyota, wreck during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona International Speedway on February 24, 2012 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Cars are stopped on the backstretch under red flag as track workers clean Turn 3 at Daytona International Speedway. [Picture Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR]
Matt Kenseth crosses the finish line ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr and Greg Biffle to win the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. [Picture Credit: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR]
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd`s Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd`s Wicked Apple Ale Ford, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Sean Gardner/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Chevrolet, talks with the media following the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Mike Ehrmann/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Ryan Newman, driver of the #31 Caterpillar Chevrolet SS finished in 5th position and Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Farmer`s Insurance Chevrolet SS finished in 12th position Sunday, October 19, 2014 in the final Contender 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. Newman, who was in the Chase, advances to the Eliminator 8 phase of the Chase which begins next week at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. Kahne, who was also in the Chase, did not advance. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS finished in 26th position and Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Dow Chevrolet SS finished in 13th position Sunday, October 19, 2014 in the final Contender 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. Gordon, who was in the Chase, advances to the Eliminator 8 phase of the Chase which begins next week at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS finished in 9th position Sunday, October 19, 2014 in the final Contender 12 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Alabama. Harvick, who was in the Chase, advances to the Eliminator 8 phase of the Chase which begins next week at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Virginia. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Smithfield Ford, and Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Halloween Toyota, are involved in an on track incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Jamie McMurray, driver of the #1 Cessna Chevrolet, spin out into the grass during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/NASCAR via Getty Images)
The crew of Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd`s Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #2 Redd`s Wicked Apple Ale Ford, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Crew members work on the Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 M&M`s Halloween Toyota, in the garage area during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 19, 2014 in Talladega, Alabama. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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