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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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1,791 604
Dale Earnhardt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 50 (1951-2001)

2
1,468 644
Richard Petty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 80

3
1,462 710
Jeff Gordon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 46

4
848 418
Cale Yarborough is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

5
909 414
David Pearson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 83

6
1,259 605
Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

7
778 331
Bobby Allison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 80

8
793 408
Darrell Waltrip is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

9
751 362
Bill Elliott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 62

10
608 291
Junior Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

11
766 436
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 59

12
821 496
Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 46

13
493 199
Fireball Roberts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 35 (1929-1964)

14
504 305
Lee Petty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 86 (1914-2000)

15
484 242
Buddy Baker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 77

16
542 335
Rusty Wallace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 61

17
462 332
Dale Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 61

18
396 299
Ned Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 85

19
385 285
Benny Parsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 66 (1941-2007)

20
462 322
A. J. Foyt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 83

21
404 361
Bobby Labonte is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 53

22
559 524
Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 32

23
346 167
Terry Labonte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 61

24
366 176
Alan Kulwicki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 39 (1954-1993)

25
654 634
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

26
339 98
Davey Allison is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
willyboymcoy added Dec. at 32 (1961-1993)

27
403 338
Matt Kenseth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 46

28
301 186
Harry Gant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 78

29
210 236
Curtis Turner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 46 (1924-1970)

30
240 150
Ricky Rudd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Peter R added age 61

31
198 174
Buck Baker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 83 (1919-2002)

32
282 109
Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added age 42

33
304 241
Harry Grant is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 38 (1877-1915)

34
269 190
Tim Richmond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 34 (1955-1989)

35
185 215
Herb Thomas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 77 (1923-2000)

36
130 76
Donnie Allison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added age 78

37
178 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
180 121
Mario Andretti is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
flipkickflip added age 75

39
167 179
LeeRoy Yarbrough is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 46 (1938-1984)

40
266 396
Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 39

41
160 104
Martin Truex, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added age 37

42
188 220
Jeff Burton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
EduardoRuizGarcía added age 50

43
189 115
Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Zbrewer80 added age 38

44
141 115
Ernie Irvan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
wolfdaddy added age 59

45
179 310
Geoff Bodine is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 68

46
96 71
Red Byron is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added Dec. at 45 (1915-1960)

47
167 194
Sterling Marlin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Drcynic added age 60

48
95 76
Ken Schrader is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added age 62

49
114 97
Tim Flock is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
wolfdaddy added Dec. at 74 (1924-1998)

50
86 80
Ron Hornaday, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added age 59