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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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228 94
Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
clash1977 added Jimmie Johnson age 41

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116 142
Matt Kenseth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Matt Kenseth age 43

3
150 127
Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kyle Busch age 31

4
136 91
Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kevin Harvick age 40

5
147 159
Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Tony Stewart age 44

6
104 75
Martin Truex, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

7
105 120
Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Carl Edwards age 37

8
145 153
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

9
97 94
Denny Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Denny Hamlin age 35

10
89 67
Brad Keselowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
gamedemon24 added Brad Keselowski age 33

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91 126
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Mark Martin age 58

12
90 88
Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kurt Busch age 38

13
69 39
Chase Elliott is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
flipkickflip added Chase Elliott age 20

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72 92
Ryan Newman is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Ryan Newman age 38

15
72 92
Clint Bowyer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Clint Bowyer age 37

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84 86
Joey Logano is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Joey Logano age 25

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73 100
Kasey Kahne is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Kasey Kahne age 36

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27 2
Kyle Larson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
einkorn784 added Kyle Larson

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50 104
Bobby Labonte is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Bobby Labonte age 52

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71 62
Jamie McMurray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
kylew added Jamie McMurray age 40

21
49 93
Terry Labonte is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Terry Labonte age 60

22
43 86
Jeff Burton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Jeff Burton age 48

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40 60
A. J. Allmendinger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
wiabux added A. J. Allmendinger age 34

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104 157
Danica Patrick is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

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50 82
Greg Biffle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Greg Biffle age 47

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49 94
Michael Waltrip is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers

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32 86
Dave Blaney is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Dave Blaney age 54

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35 62
Paul Menard is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Paul Menard age 35

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23 70
Juan Pablo Montoya is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
wiabux added Juan Pablo Montoya age 41

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20 79
Scott Speed is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Tman added Scott Speed age 32

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30 49
Marcos Ambrose is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
kevinh954 added Marcos Ambrose