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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!

list ordered by

1
355 250
Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 33

2
322 177
Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 43

3
239 143
Martin Truex, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

4
401 191
Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
clash1977 added age 43

5
190 250
Matt Kenseth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 46

6
234 258
Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 47

7
176 209
Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 39

8
251 248
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

9
170 141
Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 40

10
155 199
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 60

11
160 162
Denny Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 38

12
172 126
Brad Keselowski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
gamedemon24 added age 35

13
133 24
Kyle Larson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
einkorn784 added Kyle Larson

14
170 91
Chase Elliott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
flipkickflip added age 23

15
175 136
Joey Logano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 28

16
133 147
Clint Bowyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 39

17
123 158
Ryan Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 41

18
133 166
Kasey Kahne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 38

19
79 164
Bobby Labonte is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 54

20
118 112
Jamie McMurray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
kylew added age 42

21
72 142
Jeff Burton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 51

22
76 113
A. J. Allmendinger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
wiabux added age 37

23
77 148
Terry Labonte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 62

24
85 141
Greg Biffle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 49

25
58 140
Dave Blaney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 56