NASCAR The Best Active NASCAR Drivers  

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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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409 279
Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 33
2
362 212
Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 43
3
270 170
Martin Truex, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
4
209 288
Matt Kenseth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 46
5
429 223
Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
clash1977 added age 43
6
248 290
Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 47
7
191 241
Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 39
8
268 280
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
9
178 221
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 60
10
190 159
Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 40
11
179 182
Denny Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 38
12
196 143
Brad Keselowski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
gamedemon24 added age 35
13
198 154
Joey Logano is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 28
14
196 110
Chase Elliott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
flipkickflip added age 23
15
156 38
Kyle Larson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
einkorn784 added Kyle Larson
16
148 163
Clint Bowyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 39
17
130 180
Ryan Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 41
18
141 190
Kasey Kahne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 38
19
90 184
Bobby Labonte is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 54
20
84 160
Jeff Burton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 51
21
129 132
Jamie McMurray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
kylew added age 42
22
89 165
Terry Labonte is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 62
23
81 137
A. J. Allmendinger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
wiabux added age 37
24
93 162
Greg Biffle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 49
25
62 163
Dave Blaney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 56