Schumacher's historic season earns Top Fuel ace coveted trophy

So Tony Schumacher's record romp in Top Fuel trumps Jimmie Johnson's record run in Sprint Cup? What were the Driver of the Year voters thinking? Well ... read for yourselves, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: December 11, 2008, 2:37 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

To all the NASCAR fans, I have a confession to make: I voted for the NHRA guy for Driver of the Year.

A confession, but no apology.

In one of the closest votes in the 42-year history of the award, Top Fuel champion Tony Schumacher edged Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards to win the prestigious honor.

I was one of the six journalists who selected Schumacher. It gave Schumacher one more vote than Johnson and Edwards, who received five votes each.

So ...

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