Who are the drivers to beat in Sprint Cup in 2012? SI.com's Lars Anderson, Cary Estes, Brant James, Dustin Long, Bruce Martin, Cory McCartney and Tim Tuttle made their votes, and not surprisingly, Mr. Five-Time, Jimmie Johnson, came out on top. A first-place vote was worth 12 points, a second-place vote worth 11 points, and so on down to one point for a 12th place nod.

Three drivers just missed the cut. They comprise the best of the rest.

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