Welcome to part 1 of the top 20 Big Picture moments of 2012. We've had a great time selecting these photos throughout the year, but now we must decide which photo deserves to be called THE Big Picture 2012. We've split the top 20 into two stories to make it easier to vote. Below are the first 10 from January-August 2012. Vote for your favorite at the bottom of the page. We will announce the Viewer's Choice on Thursday, Dec. 27. Happy Holidays everyone!

Picture 1

#5 KTM: Joan Pedrero
#5 KTM: Joan Pedrero

Photo by: Red Bull GmbH and GEPA pictures GmbH

Picture 2
#504 Kamaz: Ayrat Mardeev, Aydar Belyaev, Anton Shibalov
#504 Kamaz: Ayrat Mardeev, Aydar Belyaev, Anton Shibalov

Photo by: Red Bull GmbH and GEPA pictures GmbH

Picture 3
Daniel Sordo and Carlos Del Barrio, Mini John Cooper Works WRC, MINI WRC TEAM
Daniel Sordo and Carlos Del Barrio, Mini John Cooper Works WRC, MINI WRC TEAM

Photo by: xpb.cc

Picture 4
Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota gets loose in the lap-74 crash
Kyle Busch, Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota gets loose in the lap-74 crash

Photo by: Action Sports Photography

Picture 5
Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Mikko Hirvonen and Jarmo Lehtinen, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team

Photo by: Citroën Communication

Picture 6
#11 Wochenspiegel Team Manthey Porsche 911 GT3 R: Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas, Lucas Luhr, Richard Lietz
#11 Wochenspiegel Team Manthey Porsche 911 GT3 R: Marc Lieb, Romain Dumas, Lucas Luhr, Richard Lietz

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Picture 7
Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber flies through the air at the start of the race as he crashed with Romain Grosjean, Lotus F1
Kamui Kobayashi, Sauber flies through the air at the start of the race as he crashed with Romain Grosjean, Lotus F1

Photo by: xpb.cc

Picture 8
Cyndie Allemann
Cyndie Allemann

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Picture 9
#70 Freightliner Cascadia: Mike Ryan
#70 Freightliner Cascadia: Mike Ryan

Photo by: Rainier Ehrhardt

Picture 10
Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team
Sébastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, Citroën DS3 WRC, Citroën Total World Rally Team

Photo by: xpb.cc