http://espn.go.com/espy2002/s/drivernominees.html Best Driver nominees Michael Schumacher Credentials: Won his fourth world driver’s crown in 2001 … Set the record for career Grand Prix wins. Past ESPY's: none Jeff Gordon Credentials: Won the 2001 Winston Cup points championship. Past ESPY's: 1996, 1998 & 1999 Best Driver Kevin Harvick Credentials: Won the 2001 Busch Grand National series. Past ESPY's: none Gil de Ferran Credentials: Won the 2001 CART championship. Past ESPY's: none Helio Castroneves Credentials: Won the 2001 and 2002 Indianapolis 500. Past ESPY's: none Sam Hornish Credentials: IRL 2001 IRL Champion, youngest champion of a major open-wheel series in racing history. Past ESPY's: none John Force Credentials: NHRA's all-time win leader ... is an 11-time NHRA Champion, including nine consecutive. Past ESPY's: none My personal top 3 would be Schumacher, Force and Castroneves. But since open wheel racing is not appreciated in the states and drag racing is ignored by media (even Speed Channel), NASCAR may very well get its fifth straight Best Driver award.