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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.

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    Richard Petty

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    1951 More
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    1934 More
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    1971 More
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    1937 More
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    1939 More
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    1975 More
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    1947 More
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    1959 More
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    1931 More
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    1955 More
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    1971 More
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    1914 More
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    1929 More
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    1941 More
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    Rusty Wallace

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    60
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    1935 More
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    Dale Jarrett

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    57
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    1941 More
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    1932 More
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    1964 More
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    Harry Grant

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    1974 More
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    Kyle Busch

    1985 More
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    1972 More
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    1923 More
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    Alan Kulwicki

    1954 More
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    1956 More
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    1919 More
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    Geoff Bodine

    1949 More
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    1957 More
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    1967 More
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    added by: EduardoRuizGarcía
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    1956 More
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    Kurt Busch

    1978 More
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    1961 More
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