All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers People
Ultimate List
12,804 votes 37,121 views more info

All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

The all-time greatest NASCAR drivers include members of the NASCAR Hall of Fame along with current top drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Some of the best NASCAR drivers of all-time have a longer list of accomplishments than others but with a fan base of nearly 75 million fans, everyone is sure to have a good argument on why one racer is better than the next. Have an opinion? Tell is which NASCAR drivers you think are the best ever by adding your own list below!

Many would make the argument that the great Dale Earnhardt Sr. is the best NASCAR driver of all time despite his career coming to a sad end too soon. His seven Sprint Cup Championships is rivaled by only one other driver, who can also bring a good case for the best NASCAR driver of all-time, Richard Petty. Petty of course made his impact first, winning seven titled between 1964 and 1979, while Earnhardt dominated the next decade and a half with seven championships between 1980 and 1994.

Others will flock to a current driver as the best NASCAR driver of all time on the argument that Jimmie Johnson, who reigned supreme in the 2000s with five championships, is the best ever and still has plenty of years left in his career to prove that. Same goes for the likes of Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart who have been hot on Johnson's tail throughout the past decade.

All of these NASCAR drivers and many more listed below will be remembered as some of the best men and women to ever put on a fire suit and compete on the oval tracks. They might not be your typical athletes but considering NASCAR trails only professional football in viewers, they sure are doing something right.

Check out more lists like the sexiest partners of NASCAR Drivers, the best of the best active NASCAR drivers and the greatest racing films
  • 21 ReRanks
    • Women
    • Men
    • Age
    • Region
  • See list ranked by
The List
Comment
Embed
Options
rerank list
  1. 1
    Up 537
    Down 176

    the people's #1 & most listed age 77

    open
  2. 2
    Up 592
    Down 216

    Died at 50 (1951-2001)

    open
  3. 3
    Up 502
    Down 228

    age 43

    open
  4. 4
    Up 373
    Down 135

    age 80

    open
  5. 5
    Up 350
    Down 105

    age 77

    open
  6. 6
    Up 361
    Down 121

    age 75

    open
  7. 7
    Up 375
    Down 221

    age 39

    open
  8. 8
    Up 295
    Down 174

    age 67

    open
  9. 9
    Up 328
    Down 156

    age 55

    open
  10. 10
    Up 268
    Down 100

    age 83

    open
  11. 11
    Up 298
    Down 148

    age 59

    open
  12. 12
    Up 338
    Down 197

    age 43

    open
  13. 13
    Up 211
    Down 135

    Died at 86 (1914-2000)

    open
  14. 14
    Up 181
    Down 60

    Died at 35 (1929-1964)

    open
  15. 15
    Up 204
    Down 74

    age 73

    open
  16. 16
    Up 191
    Down 176

    often listed & ranked high on reranks age 58

    open
  17. 17
    Up 205
    Down 114

    age 79

    open
  18. 18
    Up 178
    Down 162

    often listed & ranked high on reranks age 58

    open
  19. 19
    Up 187
    Down 107

    Died at 66 (1941-2007)

    open
  20. 20
    Up 171
    Down 129

    age 82

    open
  21. 21
    Up 143
    Down 155

    age 50

    open
  22. 22
    Up 164
    Down 90

    ranked low on reranks Died at 38 (1877-1915)

    open
  23. 23
    Up 84
    Down 78

    Died at 46 (1924-1970)

    open
  24. 24
    Up 197
    Down 287

    age 40

    open
  25. 25
    Up 87
    Down 43

    ranked low on reranks age 74

    open
  26. 26
    Up 139
    Down 170

    age 42

    open
  27. 27
    Up 152
    Down 223

    age 29

    open
  28. 28
    Up 65
    Down 81

    Died at 77 (1923-2000)

    open
  29. 29
    Up 70
    Down 45

    age 58

    open
  30. 30
    Up 93
    Down 36

    ranked low on reranks Died at 39 (1954-1993)

    open
  31. 31
    Up 48
    Down 47

    Died at 83 (1919-2002)

    open
  32. 32
    Up 71
    Down 53

    Died at 34 (1955-1989)

    open
  33. 33
    Up 46
    Down 49

    Died at 46 (1938-1984)

    open
  34. 34
    Up 79
    Down 162

    often listed & ranked high on reranks age 65

    open
  35. 35
    Up 37
    Down 44

    added by Drcynic age 57

    open
  36. 36
    Up 53
    Down 62

    added by EduardoRuizGarcía age 47

    open
  37. 37
    Up 26
    Down 18

    added by Peter R age 58

    open
  38. 38
    Up 94
    Down 207

    often listed & ranked high on reranks age 36

    open
  39. 39
    Up 27
    Down 6

    added by willyboymcoy Died at 32 (1961-1993)

    open
  40. 40
    Up 8
    Down 6

    added by JamesRyan age 34

    open
41 +

Something missing? Add it!

think you can do better?

Rerank This List

got a blog or website?

embed this list

viewers of this list also saw...

more popular lists