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Posted: Wednesday February 22, 2012 1:52PM ; Updated: Wednesday February 22, 2012 1:52PM

Top 10 Sprint Cup teams

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A seven-writer panel voted Hendrick Motorsports the best team in Sprint Cup

Roush Fenway, Joe Gibbs, Stewart-Haas, Richard Childress rounded out top five

Tommy Baldwin, Front Row and Wood Brothers just missed making the top 10

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Which Sprint Cup team will capture the most checkers this season? Hendrick Motorsports, and its lineup of Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon and Kasey Kahne, was the unanimous selection among SI.com's seven-writer panel. See how Lars Anderson, Cary Estes, Brant James, Dustin Long, Bruce Martin, Cory McCartney and Tim Tuttle ranked the rest of the Top 10 below. A first-place vote was worth 10 points, a last-place vote was worth one point.

SI.com's Top 10 Teams
Teams Anderson Estes James Long Martin McCartney Tuttle Total
1. Hendrick Motorsports 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 70
2. Roush Fenway Racing 9 9 9 7 9 9 8 60
3. Joe Gibbs Racing 8 8 8 5 7 8 7 51
4. Stewart-Haas Racing 6 7 7 6 8 6 9 49
5. Richard Childress Racing 7 6 6 8 6 7 6 46
6. Penske Racing 5 5 5 9 5 5 5 39
7. Michael Waltrip Racing 3 4 3 4 3 4 4 25
8. Earnhardt Ganassi Racing 4 3 4 3 4 3 3 24
9. Richard Petty Motorsports 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 12
10. Phoenix Racing 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 4

Three teams just missed the cut.

Best Of The Rest
Teams Anderson Estes James Long Martin McCartney Tuttle Total
11. Tommy Baldwin Racing 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
12. Front Row Motorsports 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2
13. Wood Brothers Racing 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

 
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