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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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1,764 589
Dale Earnhardt is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 50 (1951-2001)

2
1,451 627
Richard Petty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 80

3
1,436 698
Jeff Gordon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 46

4
837 408
Cale Yarborough is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

5
893 403
David Pearson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 83

6
1,241 590
Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

7
770 325
Bobby Allison is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 80

8
780 403
Darrell Waltrip is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

9
743 355
Bill Elliott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 62

10
597 287
Junior Johnson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

11
756 430
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 59

12
806 491
Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 46

13
502 299
Lee Petty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 86 (1914-2000)

14
488 196
Fireball Roberts is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 35 (1929-1964)

15
478 238
Buddy Baker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 77

16
530 332
Rusty Wallace is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 61

17
454 329
Dale Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 61

18
392 293
Ned Jarrett is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 85

19
380 282
Benny Parsons is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 66 (1941-2007)

20
456 319
A. J. Foyt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 83

21
398 357
Bobby Labonte is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 53

22
646 625
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers

23
338 165
Terry Labonte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 61

24
356 175
Alan Kulwicki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 39 (1954-1993)

25
547 515
Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 32

26
330 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
395 337
Matt Kenseth is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 46

28
296 184
Harry Gant is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 78

29
208 233
Curtis Turner is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 46 (1924-1970)

30
232 149
Ricky Rudd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Peter R added age 61

31
192 172
Buck Baker is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 83 (1919-2002)

32
272 106
Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added age 42

33
302 237
Harry Grant is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 38 (1877-1915)

34
263 189
Tim Richmond is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 34 (1955-1989)

35
182 213
Herb Thomas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 77 (1923-2000)

36
125 75
Donnie Allison is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added age 78

37
170 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
177 120
Mario Andretti is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
flipkickflip added age 78

39
166 176
LeeRoy Yarbrough is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Dec. at 46 (1938-1984)

40
264 393
Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 39

41
156 99
Martin Truex, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added age 37

42
185 216
Jeff Burton is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
EduardoRuizGarcía added age 50

43
185 112
Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Zbrewer80 added age 38

44
176 309
Geoff Bodine is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
age 68

45
136 114
Ernie Irvan is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
wolfdaddy added age 59

46
166 192
Sterling Marlin is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
Drcynic added age 60

47
93 70
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
112 95
Tim Flock is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
wolfdaddy added Dec. at 74 (1924-1998)

49
91 75
Ken Schrader is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added age 62

50
79 93
Wendell Scott is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The All-Time Greatest NASCAR Drivers
brian-james added Dec. at 69 (1921-1990)