In most sports, the free agency period is known as, well, free agency.
In NASCAR, however, it's known as "Silly Season"—the annual summer of rumors and speculation that rattle the racing world and give Jayski his credibility.
The dominoes for 2012 already started to fall last year, when Kasey Kahne announced that he had signed with Hendrick Motorsports to drive the No. 5 after Mark Martin gives up the seat this season.
Kahne went to Red Bull Racing, which will see its namesake leave the sport at the end of 2011.
As of now, the future of a Sprint Cup title contender still hangs in the balance, while other big-name drivers could be looking for work come November.
Here's some speculation as to who will be driving for whom in 2012.
The possible free agents in this slideshow are from Jayski.com's 2011 Sprint Cup Team Chart, which can be found here.