ESPN.com's Top 12 Drivers: Preseason
ESPN.com writers Terry Blount, Ed Hinton, Ryan McGee, David Newton and Marty Smith and editors Joe Breeze and K. Lee Davis voted on where they thought NASCAR's top 12 drivers would finish the 2012 Sprint Cup season. A first-place vote is worth 12 points, a 12th-place vote is worth one. A new driver will be revealed every day from Feb. 13-24.
Click on each driver in the top 12 and you will find updated outlook entries on each of their seasons.
ESPN.com's Top 12
|1. Jimmie Johnson||12||12||12||11||10||12||11||80|
|2. Carl Edwards||10||11||10||9||11||5||10||66|
|3. Brad Keselowski||11||8||11||12||7||9||7||65|
|4. Matt Kenseth||9||5||7||2||9||10||12||54|
|5. Tony Stewart||7||10||6||10||4||6||8||51|
|6. Kyle Busch||6||6||8||6||0||11||9||46|
|7. Jeff Gordon||4||7||5||8||8||8||4||44|
|8. Kevin Harvick||3||9||4||7||12||0||6||41|
|9. Denny Hamlin||8||3||9||4||6||4||1||35|
|10. Dale Earnhardt Jr.||1||4||2||3||5||7||2||24|
|11. Kasey Kahne||5||2||1||1||3||1||5||18|
|12. Greg Biffle||2||1||3||0||2||0||0||8|
Not every driver who received a vote made the top-12 cut. Here are the other drivers who received at least one nod.
The Best Of The Rest
|t13. AJ Allmendinger||0||0||0||5||1||0||0||6|
|t13. Clint Bowyer||0||0||0||0||0||3||3||6|
|15. Joey Logano||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||2|
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