Forbes has shunned Tim Tebow in favor of NASCAR racer Jimmie Johnson as their most influential athlete of 2012.

While this news is great and we’re sure Jimmy Johnson is an amazing person, can a NASCAR driver really be considered an athlete?

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Jeremy Lin, Manny Pacquiao, Peyton Manning, Eli Manning, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Dale Earnhardt Jr also made the list.