Driver of the Year

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The Driver Of the Year Award is an American award founded in 1967 by Martini & Rossi.[1] The award is presented to drivers competing in United States motorsport on four wheels.[2] Today it is privately owned and the voting panel consists of automotive and racing journalists in the United States. Mario Andretti won the first award in 1967. Jimmie Johnson has won the award five different times, the most in its history. Johnson won the award most recently in 2013.[3]


All the following is referenced by,[4][5] and.[6]


  1. ^ "AUTO RACING – Driver Of The Year History". Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  2. ^ The Associated Press. "Johnson named Driver of the Year for fourth time – Dec 15, 2010". Nascar.Com. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  3. ^ Pockrass, Bob (December 18, 2011). "Tony Stewart named Driver of the Year by media panel". Scene Daily. Retrieved January 12, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Racin’ Today " DOTY". Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  5. ^ "Racin’ Today " Jimmie Johnson Earns Third DOTY Award". 2009-12-16. Retrieved 2010-12-17. 
  6. ^ "Racin’ Today " Jimmie Johnson Becomes Four-Time DOTY Winner". Retrieved 2010-12-17. 

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