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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!

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1
316 231
Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 32

2
290 161
Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 42

3
220 124
Martin Truex, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

4
369 180
Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
clash1977 added age 42

5
177 228
Matt Kenseth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 46

6
223 234
Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 46

7
165 190
Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 38

8
233 231
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

9
145 183
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 59

10
147 152
Denny Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 37

11
153 133
Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 39

12
154 81
Chase Elliott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
flipkickflip added age 22

13
153 115
Brad Keselowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
gamedemon24 added age 34

14
159 127
Joey Logano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 27

15
110 20
Kyle Larson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
einkorn784 added Kyle Larson

16
126 136
Clint Bowyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 38

17
112 149
Ryan Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 40

18
124 156
Kasey Kahne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 37

19
111 102
Jamie McMurray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
kylew added age 41

20
77 152
Bobby Labonte is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 53

21
68 133
Jeff Burton is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 50

22
71 106
A. J. Allmendinger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
wiabux added age 36

23
74 139
Terry Labonte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 61

24
78 133
Greg Biffle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 48

25
56 131
Dave Blaney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 55

26
132 229
Danica Patrick is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

27
72 147
Michael Waltrip is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

28
61 110
Paul Menard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 37

29
48 18
Aric Almirola is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Matt Schap added age 34

30
48 103
Marcos Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
kevinh954 added Marcos Ambrose

31
34 135
Scott Speed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Tman added age 35

32
40 132
Juan Pablo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
wiabux added age 42