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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]
Austin Dillon, driver of the #3 Cheerios Chevrolet SS, qualifies for eleventh position, Thursday, May 21, 2015, for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Dillon is 25th in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. All 43 drivers will be participating in
Martin Truex, Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser PrecisionChevrolet SS, qualifies for tenth position, Thursday, May 21, 2015, for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Truex, Jr. is second in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. All 43 drivers will be participating in
Kyle Larson, driver of the #42 Target Chevrolet SS, qualifies for ninth position, Thursday, May 21, 2015, for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Larson is 22nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. All 43 drivers will be participating in
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser/Jimmy John’s Chevrolet SS, qualifies for eighth position, Thursday, May 21, 2015, for Sunday`s NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Harvick leads the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. All 43 drivers will be participating in
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, stands on the grid prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.CPL Steven R. Koch, US Army, is honored on the car as part of the 600 Miles of Remembrance program. (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/Getty Images)
Landon Cassill, driver of the #40 Snap Fitness Chevrolet, drives through the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe`s Patriotic Chevrolet, sits in his car prior to practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Johnson’s car features Army 1st Lt. Robert L. Henderson II as part of the 600 Miles of Rememberance.  (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Kyle Busch, driver of the #18 Skittles Toyota, stands on the grid prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, poses with Miss Coors Light Amanda Mertz after qualifying for pole position for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo Credit: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Matt Kenseth, driver of the #20 DeWalt Toyota, practices for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 21, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina. HM3 James R Layton is honored on the car as part of the 600 Miles of Remembrance program. (Photo Credit: Matt Sullivan/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Daniel Suarez, driver of the #18 ARRIS Toyota, takes the green flag to start the NASCAR XFinity Series 3M 250 at Iowa Speedway on May 17, 2015 in Newton, Iowa.  (Photo Credit: Photo by Jonathan Moore/Getty Images)

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