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The Best Active NASCAR Drivers 

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Updated February 24, 2020 15.1k votes 1.7k voters 30.1k views 34 items

The overall best NASCAR drivers is a topic debated each weekend as the top NASCAR drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series compete each weekend at some of the toughest NASCAR tracks around the country.

Every NASCAR fan has their own favorite drivers for different reasons. Some fans will prefer to back some of the more successful drivers like 2012 Daytona 500 winner Matt Kenseth or perennial favorites like Tony Stewart, Carl Edwards and Kyle Busch. Others will root for the underdog and back female NASCAR driver Danica Patrick.

While this list includes only active NASCAR drivers, not those who have since left racing, many of the names listed will easily go on to become some of the all-time best NASCAR drivers. Following in the footsteps of former NASCAR drivers like Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, Sr., and David Pearson are big names like Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and Bobby Labonte.

Whether you like a certain driver because of their sponsor, the make of their car, for a personal reason or just that they see a lot of success on the NASCAR circuit, there are no wrong answers here. Tell us which active NASCAR drivers are the best by adding your own list below!

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Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 43 from Bakersfield, California
2
Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 33 from Las Vegas, Nevada
3
Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
clash1977 added Age 43 from El Cajon, California, United States of America
4
Martin Truex, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 38 from Mayetta, New Jersey
5
Denny Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 38 from Tampa, Florida
6
Joey Logano is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 28 from Middletown, Connecticut
7
Chase Elliott is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
flipkickflip added Age 23 from Dawsonville, Georgia
8
Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 40 from Las Vegas-Paradise, NV Metropolitan Statistical Area, Nevada, United States of America
9
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 44 from Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States of America
10
Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 47 from Columbus, Indiana, United States of America
11
Brad Keselowski is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
gamedemon24 added Age 35 from Rochester Hills, Michigan
12
Kyle Larson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
einkorn784 added Kyle Larson
13
Clint Bowyer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 39 from Emporia, Kansas
14
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 60 from Batesville, Arkansas, United States of America
15
Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 39 from Columbia, Missouri, United States of America
16
Matt Kenseth is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 46 from Cambridge, Wisconsin, United States of America
17
Ryan Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 41 from South Bend, Indiana, United States of America
18
Aric Almirola is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Matt Schap added Age 34 from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida
19
Ryan Blaney is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 25 from High Point, North Carolina
20
Jamie McMurray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
kylew added Age 42 from Joplin, Missouri, United States of America
21
Greg Biffle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 49 from Vancouver, Washington, United States of America
22
Kasey Kahne is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 38 from Enumclaw, Washington, United States of America
23
Matt DiBenedetto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
fpschristinah93 added Matt DiBenedetto Age 27 from Grass Valley, California
24
Bobby Labonte is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 54 from Corpus Christi, Texas
25
Paul Menard is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Age 38 from Eau Claire, Wisconsin