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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
298 220
Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 32

2
279 153
Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 42

3
209 120
Martin Truex, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

4
361 169
Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
clash1977 added age 42

5
174 220
Matt Kenseth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 46

6
218 226
Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 46

7
161 183
Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 38

8
229 221
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

9
142 176
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 59

10
143 146
Denny Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 37

11
146 131
Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 39

12
145 76
Chase Elliott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
flipkickflip added age 22

13
146 112
Brad Keselowski is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
gamedemon24 added age 34

14
152 123
Joey Logano is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 27

15
100 19
Kyle Larson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
einkorn784 added Kyle Larson

16
119 133
Clint Bowyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 38

17
108 146
Ryan Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 40

18
119 150
Kasey Kahne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 37

19
108 98
Jamie McMurray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
kylew added age 41

20
75 148
Bobby Labonte is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 53

21
69 103
A. J. Allmendinger is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
wiabux added age 36

22
65 130
Jeff Burton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 50

23
71 135
Terry Labonte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 61

24
76 127
Greg Biffle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 48

25
55 126
Dave Blaney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 55

26
131 221
Danica Patrick is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

27
70 142
Michael Waltrip is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

28
58 106
Paul Menard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 37

29
42 16
Aric Almirola is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Matt Schap added age 34

30
47 98
Marcos Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
kevinh954 added Marcos Ambrose

31
34 128
Scott Speed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Tman added age 35

32
40 124
Juan Pablo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
wiabux added age 42