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The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers 

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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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Dale Earnhardt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 50 (1951-2001) from Kannapolis
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Richard Petty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 81 from Level Cross, North Carolina, United States of America
3
Jeff Gordon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 47 from Vallejo, California, United States of America
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Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 43 from El Cajon, California, United States of America
5
David Pearson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 84 from Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Bobby Allison is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 81 from Miami, Florida, United States of America
7
Cale Yarborough is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 79 from Timmonsville, South Carolina, United States of America
8
Darrell Waltrip is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 72 from Owensboro, Kentucky, United States of America
9
Bill Elliott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 63 from Dawsonville, Georgia
10
Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 47 from Columbus, Indiana, United States of America
11
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 60 from Batesville, Arkansas, United States of America
12
Junior Johnson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 87 from Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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Davey Allison is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
willyboymcoy added Dec. at 32 (1961-1993) from Hollywood, Florida, United States of America
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Fireball Roberts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 35 (1929-1964) from Tavares, Florida
15
Buddy Baker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 78 from Charlotte, North Carolina
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Lee Petty is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 86 (1914-2000) from Randleman, North Carolina, United States of America
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Rusty Wallace is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 62 from Arnold, Missouri, United States of America
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Dale Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 62 from Conover, North Carolina, United States of America
19
Terry Labonte is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 62 from Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America
20
Alan Kulwicki is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 39 (1954-1993) from Greenfield, Wisconsin
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Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added Age 43 from Bakersfield, California
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Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 33 from Las Vegas, Nevada
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Ned Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 86 from Conover, North Carolina, United States of America
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A. J. Foyt is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Age 84 from Houston, Texas
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Benny Parsons is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 66 (1941-2007) from USA, North Carolina