Our first break of the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season is now behind us. And as we get ready for the circuit to head to Texas, it's time for us to take inventory of the season's first six races.
So far, 2012 has been a season of the stars. After seeing five first-time winners a year ago, the big names of the sport have taken back Victory Lane in 2012.
The defending champ, Tony Stewart, has already laid claim to the Winner's Circle twice, while another former champ, Matt Kenseth, took his second Daytona 500 win after two consecutive upset victors in the Great American Race.
Meanwhile, several other drivers have outperformed their expectations so far in 2012. The top two drivers in the standings are guys nobody could have expected to be there, while one of our preseason sleepers has looked like a championship contender early on.
It is these guys we will be focusing on today, as we take a look at the 10 biggest overachievers of this 2012 season through six races.