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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 #19 DrawTire Ford, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #19 DrawTire Ford, poses with the trophy in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #19 DrawTire Ford, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jake Crum, driver of the #01 My Freedom Smokes Chevrolet, and Bryan Silas, driver of the #99 Bell Trucks America Inc. Chevrolet, are involved in an incident during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee. (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Brad Keselowski, driver of the #19 DrawTire Ford, leads Kyle Busch, driver of the #51 Dollar General Toyota, and the rest of the field during the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series UNOH 200 presented by ZLOOP at Bristol Motor Speedway on August 21, 2014 in Bristol, Tennessee.  (Photo Credit: Patrick Smith/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, races to win Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Jimmy Johns Chevrolet SS finished second. This was Gordon`s third win of the season. (Photo by Alan Marler/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, celebrates with a burnout after winning the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. This was Gordon`s third win of the season. (Photo by Garry Eller/HHP for Chevy Racing)
With General Motors CEO Mary Barra, Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, holds the Michigan Heritage Trophy after winning the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. This was Gordon`s third win of the season. In 2013, MIS began awarding the Michigan Heritage Trophy as a recognition and celebration of the automobile and it`s importance to the race track and the manufacturers competing in NASCAR. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet SS, celebrates with his crew after winning the Pure Michigan 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. This was Gordon`s third win of the season. (Photo by Harold Hinson/HHP for Chevy Racing)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Jerry Markland/Getty Images)
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Axalta Chevrolet, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway on August 17, 2014 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo Credit: Brian Lawdermilk/NASCAR via Getty Images)

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