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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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1,425 612
Richard Petty is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 80

2
1,728 581
Dale Earnhardt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 50 (1951-2001)

3
1,410 687
Jeff Gordon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 46

4
878 397
David Pearson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 83

5
822 404
Cale Yarborough is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

6
1,220 579
Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

7
756 321
Bobby Allison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 80

8
770 398
Darrell Waltrip is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

9
725 353
Bill Elliott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 62

10
586 284
Junior Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

11
743 423
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 59

12
796 482
Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 46

13
493 294
Lee Petty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 86 (1914-2000)

14
477 194
Fireball Roberts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 35 (1929-1964)

15
470 234
Buddy Baker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 77

16
518 329
Rusty Wallace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 61

17
444 325
Dale Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 61

18
388 287
Ned Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 85

19
376 278
Benny Parsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 66 (1941-2007)

20
446 315
A. J. Foyt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 83

21
389 352
Bobby Labonte is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 53

22
631 618
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

23
331 162
Terry Labonte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 61

24
348 172
Alan Kulwicki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 39 (1954-1993)

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535 502
Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 32

26
321 96
Davey Allison is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
willyboymcoy added Dec. at 32 (1961-1993)

27
384 334
Matt Kenseth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 46

28
290 184
Harry Gant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 78

29
206 230
Curtis Turner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 46 (1924-1970)

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225 148
Ricky Rudd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Peter R added age 61

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188 171
Buck Baker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 83 (1919-2002)

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260 101
Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added age 42

33
298 237
Harry Grant is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 38 (1877-1915)

34
259 187
Tim Richmond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 34 (1955-1989)

35
180 211
Herb Thomas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 77 (1923-2000)

36
121 73
Donnie Allison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added age 78

37
165 90
Neil Bonnett is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
wolfdaddy added Dec. at 48 (1946-1994)

38
174 115
Mario Andretti is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
flipkickflip added age 78

39
163 175
LeeRoy Yarbrough is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 46 (1938-1984)

40
259 391
Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 39

41
182 213
Jeff Burton is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
EduardoRuizGarcía added age 50

42
146 97
Martin Truex, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added age 37

43
174 304
Geoff Bodine is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 68

44
181 108
Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Zbrewer80 added age 38

45
132 113
Ernie Irvan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
wolfdaddy added age 59

46
162 190
Sterling Marlin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Drcynic added age 60

47
90 68
Red Byron is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added Dec. at 45 (1915-1960)

48
108 95
Tim Flock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
wolfdaddy added Dec. at 74 (1924-1998)

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81 76
Ron Hornaday, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added age 59

50
75 89
Wendell Scott is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added Dec. at 69 (1921-1990)