Editor's note: Yahoo! Sports is counting down the top 20 drivers of the 2012 season, as predicted by the Yahoo! Sports NASCAR staff – Jay Hart, Jay Busbee, Nick Bromberg and Geoffrey Miller. The countdown will conclude on Feb. 17 with the unveiling of the No. 1 driver.
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2011 finish: 18th
Our 2012 predictions:
• Jay Hart: 19th
• Jay Busbee: 17th
• Nick Bromberg: Not ranked
• Geoffrey Miller: 17th
Crew chief: Chad Johnston
2012 outlook: Is this a put-up-or-shut-up season for Martin Truex Jr.? The answer largely depends on what Clint Bowyer, Truex's new teammate at Michael Waltrip Racing, does.
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