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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
205 119
Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kevin Harvick age 42

2
221 172
Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kyle Busch age 32

3
294 137
Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
clash1977 added Jimmie Johnson age 42

4
150 182
Matt Kenseth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Matt Kenseth age 46

5
185 194
Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Tony Stewart age 46

6
156 98
Martin Truex, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

7
131 156
Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Carl Edwards age 38

8
191 188
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

9
123 117
Denny Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Denny Hamlin age 37

10
119 152
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Mark Martin age 59

11
116 113
Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kurt Busch age 39

12
116 94
Brad Keselowski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
gamedemon24 added Brad Keselowski age 34

13
101 60
Chase Elliott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
flipkickflip added Chase Elliott age 22

14
95 118
Ryan Newman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Ryan Newman age 40

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15
94 114
Clint Bowyer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Clint Bowyer age 38

16
113 111
Joey Logano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Joey Logano age 27

17
62 13
Kyle Larson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
einkorn784 added Kyle Larson

18
97 127
Kasey Kahne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kasey Kahne age 37

19
88 84
Jamie McMurray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
kylew added Jamie McMurray age 41

20
66 128
Bobby Labonte is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Bobby Labonte age 53

21
59 81
A. J. Allmendinger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
wiabux added A. J. Allmendinger age 36

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22
64 115
Terry Labonte is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Terry Labonte age 61

23
55 109
Jeff Burton is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Jeff Burton age 50

24
65 105
Greg Biffle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Greg Biffle age 48

25
118 193
Danica Patrick is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

26
43 107
Dave Blaney is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Dave Blaney age 55

27
59 120
Michael Waltrip is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

28
45 87
Paul Menard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Paul Menard age 37

29
38 78
Marcos Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
kevinh954 added Marcos Ambrose

30
32 97
Juan Pablo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
wiabux added Juan Pablo Montoya age 42

31
15 9
Aric Almirola is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Matt Schap added Aric Almirola age 34

32
27 107
Scott Speed is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Tman added Scott Speed age 35