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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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263 145
Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kevin Harvick age 42

2
279 208
Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kyle Busch age 32

3
346 157
Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
clash1977 added Jimmie Johnson age 42

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196 111
Martin Truex, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

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169 208
Matt Kenseth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Matt Kenseth age 46

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210 216
Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Tony Stewart age 46

7
156 175
Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Carl Edwards age 38

8
221 211
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

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135 166
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Mark Martin age 59

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139 136
Denny Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Denny Hamlin age 37

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137 125
Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kurt Busch age 39

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136 105
Brad Keselowski is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
gamedemon24 added Brad Keselowski age 34

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128 73
Chase Elliott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
flipkickflip added Chase Elliott age 22

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113 126
Clint Bowyer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Clint Bowyer age 38

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139 119
Joey Logano is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Joey Logano age 27

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89 17
Kyle Larson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
einkorn784 added Kyle Larson

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105 137
Ryan Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Ryan Newman age 40

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111 142
Kasey Kahne is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kasey Kahne age 37

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103 94
Jamie McMurray is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
kylew added Jamie McMurray age 41

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70 143
Bobby Labonte is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Bobby Labonte age 53

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68 94
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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62 122
Jeff Burton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Jeff Burton age 50

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68 129
Terry Labonte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Terry Labonte age 61

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73 120
Greg Biffle is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Greg Biffle age 48

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52 119
Dave Blaney is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Dave Blaney age 55

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127 211
Danica Patrick is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

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67 135
Michael Waltrip is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

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54 98
Paul Menard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Paul Menard age 37

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44 91
Marcos Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
kevinh954 added Marcos Ambrose

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31 15
Aric Almirola is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Matt Schap added Aric Almirola age 34

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32 120
Scott Speed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Tman added Scott Speed age 35

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37 115
Juan Pablo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
wiabux added Juan Pablo Montoya age 42