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

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

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

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Cale Yarborough is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

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Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Ricky Rudd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Peter R added Ricky Rudd age 61

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Buck Baker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Buck Baker Died at 83 (1919-2002)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mario Andretti is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
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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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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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Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Kurt Busch age 39

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Ernie Irvan is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
wolfdaddy added Ernie Irvan age 59

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

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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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Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
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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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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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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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Ron Hornaday, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added Ron Hornaday, Jr. age 59

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Denny Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
JamesRyan added Denny Hamlin age 37