ESPN.com's Top 25 Drivers: Preseason

ESPN.com's Top 25 Drivers: Preseason

Updated: February 13, 2009, 12:16 PM ET
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ESPN.com writers Terry Blount, Angelique Chengelis, Ed Hinton, David Newton and Marty Smith voted on where they thought NASCAR's top 25 drivers would finish the Sprint Cup season. A first-place vote is worth 25 points, a 25th-place vote is worth one.

Click on each driver and you will find updated outlook entries on each of their seasons.

ESPN.Com Writers' Vote
Driver Blount Chengelis Hinton Newton Smith TOTAL
1. Carl Edwards 25 25 25 25 25 125
2. Jimmie Johnson 23 23 24 24 24 118
3. Jeff Gordon 21 24 22 23 21 111
4. Kyle Busch 22 20 23 22 23 110
5. Greg Biffle 18 22 20 21 22 103
6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 24 14 19 20 14 91
7. Matt Kenseth 16 19 12 18 20 85
8. Mark Martin 15 18 15 17 19 84
9. Denny Hamlin 17 12 21 15 17 82
10. David Ragan 20 10 18 16 16 80
11. Jeff Burton 19 13 17 13 15 77
12. Kevin Harvick 14 21 16 11 12 74
13. Clint Bowyer 10 17 14 19 10 70
14. Tony Stewart 9 6 13 14 18 60
15. Jamie McMurray 13 16 5 12 13 59
16. Kasey Kahne 6 11 11 10 8 46
17. Brian Vickers 12 15 4 9 2 42
18. Martin Truex Jr. 8 5 10 8 3 34
19. Ryan Newman 5 4 9 6 9 33
20. Juan Pablo Montoya 7 3 8 7 6 31
21. Casey Mears 4 8 6 4 4 26
22. Kurt Busch 11 7 -- 5 1 24
23. David Reutimann 3 9 7 2 -- 21
24. Joey Logano 1 -- -- -- 11 12
25. Bobby Labonte -- -- -- 3 7 10