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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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Kyle Busch is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 33
2
Kevin Harvick is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 43
3
Martin Truex, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
4
Jimmie Johnson is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
clash1977 added age 43
5
Chase Elliott is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
flipkickflip added age 23
6
Kyle Larson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
einkorn784 added Kyle Larson
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Denny Hamlin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 38
8
Joey Logano is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 28
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Kurt Busch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 40
10
Brad Keselowski is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
gamedemon24 added age 35
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Tony Stewart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 47
12
Dale Earnhardt, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
13
Mark Martin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 60
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Matt Kenseth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 46
15
Carl Edwards is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 39
16
Clint Bowyer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 39
17
Ryan Newman is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 41
18
Aric Almirola is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
Matt Schap added age 34
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Kasey Kahne is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 38
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Jamie McMurray is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
kylew added age 42
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Ryan Blaney is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 25
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Bobby Labonte is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 54
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Terry Labonte is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 62
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Jeff Burton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 51
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Greg Biffle is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Active NASCAR Drivers
age 49