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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 famous 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 racers 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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1,212 500
Richard Petty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Richard Petty age 80

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1,465 502
Dale Earnhardt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dale Earnhardt Died at 50 (1951-2001)

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1,212 577
Jeff Gordon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Jeff Gordon age 46

4
770 345
David Pearson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
David Pearson age 83

5
1,041 490
Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

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714 349
Cale Yarborough is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

7
659 278
Bobby Allison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Bobby Allison age 80

8
645 352
Darrell Waltrip is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

9
620 314
Bill Elliott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Bill Elliott age 62

10
521 238
Junior Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

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660 361
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Mark Martin age 59

12
430 257
Lee Petty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Lee Petty Died at 86 (1914-2000)

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684 428
Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Tony Stewart age 46

14
409 169
Fireball Roberts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Fireball Roberts Died at 35 (1929-1964)

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414 203
Buddy Baker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Buddy Baker age 77

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446 297
Rusty Wallace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Rusty Wallace age 61

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384 284
Dale Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dale Jarrett age 61

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343 250
Ned Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Ned Jarrett age 85

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340 237
Benny Parsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Benny Parsons Died at 66 (1941-2007)

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403 264
A. J. Foyt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
A. J. Foyt age 83

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332 301
Bobby Labonte is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Bobby Labonte age 53

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294 134
Alan Kulwicki is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Alan Kulwicki Died at 39 (1954-1993)

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526 532
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

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268 135
Terry Labonte is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Terry Labonte age 61

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259 73
Davey Allison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
willyboymcoy added Davey Allison Died at 32 (1961-1993)

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415 427
Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Kyle Busch age 32

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325 292
Matt Kenseth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Matt Kenseth age 46

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248 157
Harry Gant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Harry Gant age 78

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175 199
Curtis Turner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Curtis Turner Died at 46 (1924-1970)

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157 142
Buck Baker is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Buck Baker Died at 83 (1919-2002)

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183 122
Ricky Rudd is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Peter R added Ricky Rudd age 61

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266 213
Harry Grant is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Harry Grant Died at 38 (1877-1915)

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230 151
Tim Richmond is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Tim Richmond Died at 34 (1955-1989)

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171 64
Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added Kevin Harvick age 42

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152 187
Herb Thomas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Herb Thomas Died at 77 (1923-2000)

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86 50
Donnie Allison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added Donnie Allison age 78

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129 71
Neil Bonnett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
wolfdaddy added Neil Bonnett Died at 48 (1946-1994)

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139 85
Mario Andretti is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
flipkickflip added Mario Andretti age 78

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135 153
LeeRoy Yarbrough is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
LeeRoy Yarbrough Died at 46 (1938-1984)

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151 175
Jeff Burton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
EduardoRuizGarcía added Jeff Burton age 50

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108 83
Ernie Irvan is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
wolfdaddy added Ernie Irvan age 59

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217 353
Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Kurt Busch age 39

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154 271
Geoff Bodine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Geoff Bodine age 68

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91 58
Martin Truex, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added Martin Truex, Jr. age 37

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133 81
Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Zbrewer80 added Carl Edwards age 38

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140 163
Sterling Marlin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Drcynic added Sterling Marlin age 60

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58 59
Wendell Scott is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added Wendell Scott Died at 69 (1921-1990)

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65 47
Red Byron is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added Red Byron Died at 45 (1915-1960)

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125 129
Denny Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
JamesRyan added Denny Hamlin age 37

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58 53
Ron Hornaday, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added Ron Hornaday, Jr. age 59