auto racing The Best Active NASCAR Drivers  

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The overall best NASCAR drivers is a topic debated each weekend as the top NASCAR drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series compete each weekend at some of the toughest NASCAR tracks around the country.

Every NASCAR fan has their own favorite drivers for different reasons. Some fans will prefer to back some of the more successful drivers like 2012 Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth or perennial favorites like Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch. Others will root for the underdog and back female NASCAR driver Danica Patrick.

While this list includes only active NASCAR drivers, not those who have since left racing, many of the names listed will easily go on to become some of the all-time best NASCAR drivers. Following in the footsteps of former NASCAR drivers like Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Sr., and David Pearson are big names like Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Bobby Labonte.

Whether you like a certain driver because of their sponsor, the make of their car, for a personal reason or just that they see a lot of success on the NASCAR circuit, there are no wrong answers here. Tell us which active NASCAR drivers are the best by adding your own list below!

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+ - 201 79
Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

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2
+ - 102 123
Matt Kenseth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Matt Kenseth age 45

3
+ - 134 145
Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Tony Stewart age 45

4
+ - 128 112
Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kyle Busch age 31

5
+ - 117 80
Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kevin Harvick age 40

6
+ - 93 110
Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Carl Edwards age 37

7
+ - 130 129
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

8
+ - 82 67
Martin Truex, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

9
+ - 80 85
Denny Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Denny Hamlin age 36

10
+ - 80 118
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Mark Martin age 58

11
+ - 74 60
Brad Keselowski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

12
+ - 82 80
Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kurt Busch age 37

13
+ - 63 85
Clint Bowyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Clint Bowyer age 37

14
+ - 75 76
Joey Logano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Joey Logano age 26

15
+ - 52 35
Chase Elliott is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Chase Elliott age 21

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16
+ - 59 88
Ryan Newman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Ryan Newman age 39

17
+ - 62 94
Kasey Kahne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kasey Kahne age 36

18
+ - 42 96
Bobby Labonte is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Bobby Labonte age 52

19
+ - 93 140
Danica Patrick is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

20
+ - 42 87
Terry Labonte is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Terry Labonte age 60

21
+ - 36 80
Jeff Burton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Jeff Burton age 49

22
+ - 58 58
Jamie McMurray is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

23
+ - 44 76
Greg Biffle is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Greg Biffle age 47

24
+ - 44 87
Michael Waltrip is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

25
+ - 29 58
A. J. Allmendinger is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

26
+ - 26 80
Dave Blaney is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Dave Blaney age 53

27
+ - 10 2
Kyle Larson is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kyle Larson

28
+ - 27 58
Paul Menard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Paul Menard age 35

29
+ - 18 60
Juan Pablo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

30
+ - 16 71
Scott Speed is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Scott Speed age 32

31
+ - 23 42
Marcos Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Marcos Ambrose

32
+ - 8 41
Tony Raines is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Tony Raines age 51

33
+ - 11 36
Joe Nemechek is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Joe Nemechek age 52

34
+ - 7 40
Dario Franchitti is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

35
+ - 5 41
J. D. McDuffie is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
J. D. McDuffie Died at 53 (1938-1991)