Auto Racing 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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1
330 234
Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 33

2
301 164
Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 43

3
230 128
Martin Truex, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

4
185 234
Matt Kenseth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 46

5
384 180
Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
clash1977 added age 43

6
228 243
Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 47

7
172 196
Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 39

8
242 236
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

9
151 189
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 60

10
163 134
Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 40

11
153 156
Denny Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 38

12
164 117
Brad Keselowski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
gamedemon24 added age 35

13
124 20
Kyle Larson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
einkorn784 added Kyle Larson

14
164 85
Chase Elliott is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
flipkickflip added age 23

15
168 130
Joey Logano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 28

16
131 140
Clint Bowyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 39

17
120 151
Ryan Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 41

18
130 159
Kasey Kahne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 38

19
116 106
Jamie McMurray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
kylew added age 42

20
78 160
Bobby Labonte is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 54

21
75 110
A. J. Allmendinger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
wiabux added age 37

22
70 139
Jeff Burton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 51

23
75 146
Terry Labonte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 62

24
82 138
Greg Biffle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 49

25
57 138
Dave Blaney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 56