The National Motorsports Press Association announced the 10 finalists for the NASCAR Most Popular Driver Award. With more than a half-million votes cast, the top 10 drivers that earned the most votes will now be reset to zero with voting continuing over the next 10 weeks, coinciding with the Chase for the Sprint Cup.
10 finalists are, in alphabetical order: Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl
Edwards, Jeff Gordon, Kevin Harvick, Jimmie Johnson, Kasey Kahne, Matt Kenseth,
Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart.
now have 10 race weeks to cast their vote once a day at www.mostpopulardriver.com to determine the winner
from the final 10 drivers. Voting will conclude Nov. 18 at 11:59 PM ET and the
winner will be announced at the NASCAR NMPA Myers Brothers Luncheon in
Earnhardt Jr. collected his ninth consecutive Most Popular Driver award at the
end of the 2011 campaign, joining Bill Elliott as the only drivers to win the
award eight years straight. Elliott holds the record for most consecutive Most
Popular Driver wins with 10, and he also holds the record for total wins with