Best Driver ESPY Award

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The Best Driver ESPY Award, known alternatively as the Best Auto Racing Driver ESPY Award, has been presented annually since 1993 to the motorsports driver, irrespective of racing series or sort or nationality, adjudged to be the best in a given calendar year.

Between 1993 and 2004, the award voting panel comprised variously fans; sportswriters and broadcasters, sports executives, and retired sportspersons, termed collectively experts; and ESPN personalities, but balloting thereafter has been exclusively by fans over the Internet from amongst choices selected by the ESPN Select Nominating Committee.

Through the 2001 iteration of the ESPY Awards, ceremonies were conducted in February of each year to honor achievements over the previous calendar year; awards presented thereafter are conferred in June and reflect performance from the June previous.[1]

List of winners[edit]

Year Driver Nation of citizenship Racing series Type of vehicle
1993 Nigel Mansell  United Kingdom Formula One Open wheel
1994 Nigel Mansell  United Kingdom CART Open wheel
1995 Al Unser, Jr.  United States CART Open wheel
1996 Jeff Gordon  United States NASCAR Stock car
1997 Jimmy Vasser  United States CART Open wheel
1998 Jeff Gordon  United States NASCAR Stock car
1999 Jeff Gordon  United States NASCAR Stock car
2000 Dale Jarrett  United States NASCAR Stock car
2001 Bobby Labonte  United States NASCAR Stock car
2002 Michael Schumacher  Germany Formula One Open wheel
2003 Tony Stewart  United States NASCAR Stock car
2004 Dale Earnhardt, Jr.  United States NASCAR Stock car
2005 Michael Schumacher  Germany Formula One Open wheel
2006 Tony Stewart  United States NASCAR Stock car
2007 Jeff Gordon  United States NASCAR Stock car
2008 Jimmie Johnson  United States NASCAR Stock car
2009 Jimmie Johnson  United States NASCAR Stock car
2010 Jimmie Johnson  United States NASCAR Stock car
2011 Jimmie Johnson  United States NASCAR Stock car
2012 Tony Stewart  United States NASCAR Stock car
2013 Ryan Hunter-Reay  United States IndyCar Series Open wheel
2014 Ryan Hunter-Reay  United States IndyCar Series Open wheel

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Because of the rescheduling of the ESPY Awards ceremony, the award presented in 2002 was given in consideration of performance betwixt February 2001 and June 2002.

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