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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]
Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS finished 2nd, Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Drive To End Hunger Chevrolet SS finished 7th Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington South Carolina. Earnhardt Jr. is 4th, Gordon is 1st in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Teammate Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS won. (Photo Credit: HHP/Alan Marler for Chevrolet)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS finished 1st, Kasey Kahne, driver of the #5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS finished 37th Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington South Carolina. Harvick  is 22nd, Kahne is 23rd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Teammates Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS finished 2nd and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS finished 3rd.(Photo Credit: HHP/Christa L. Thomas for Chevrolet)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS celebrates his win Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington South Carolina. Harvick is 22nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Teammates Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS finished 2nd and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS finished 3rd. (Photo Credit: HHP/Tami Kelly-Pope for Chevrolet)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet SS celebrates his win Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway in Darlington South Carolina. Harvick is 22nd in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) standings. Teammates Dale Earnhardt, Jr., driver of the #88 National Guard Chevrolet SS finished 2nd and Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Kobalt Tools Chevrolet SS finished 3rd. (Photo Credit: HHP/Christa L. Thomas for Chevrolet)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, races during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, celebrates with a burnout after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, takes the chequered flag to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Aric Almirola, driver of the #43 Richard Petty Motorsports Ford, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. in the #17 Roush Fenway Racing Ford tangle during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)
Joey Logano, driver of the #22 Shell Pennzoil Ford, and Kevin Harvick, driver of the #4 Budweiser Chevrolet, lead the field to start the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles` Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway on April 12, 2014 in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo Credit: NASCAR Via Getty Images)

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