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Every Driver Inducted Into The NASCAR Hall Of Fame, Ranked

Updated September 27, 2019 1.4k votes 91 voters 1.1k views40 items

List RulesVote up the top stock car drivers in the Hall of Fame.

Every driver in the NASCAR Hall of Fame has made his mark on the track with speed, style, and skill. They are the best of the best when it comes to high-octane stock-car racing, with a NASCAR tradition that stretches back to the 1940s. These Hall of Fame members tell the history of the sport through their accomplishments on the track.

Names like Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt will be well known to those outside of the racing world, as both men had careers that left a lasting impression on the sports world. More recent drivers like Jeff Gordon, inducted in 2019, and Tony Stewart, who will have his induction in 2020, are also likely familiar to the public with their commercial appeal and large fan bases. But legendary drivers like Cale Yarborough and Buck Baker might be recognizable only to true NASCAR fans, though that doesn't make their accomplishments any less impressive.

So vote up the inductees in the NASCAR Hall of Fame who had the all-time best racing careers. Who made those turns the smoothest and hit the gas the hardest in his NASCAR career? Which of these drivers deserves to be called the best racer in the Hall of Fame. Vote below then check back to see what other racing fans have to say.

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  • Hall of Fame induction: 2010

    Career achievements
    7x NASCAR Cup Series champion (1964, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1979)
    7x Daytona 500 winner (1964, 1966, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1979, 1981)
    1959 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year
    NASCAR record: 200 wins
    NASCAR record: 123 poles
    NASCAR record: 27 wins in a single season
    NASCAR record: 10 consecutive wins

    Career stats
    200 wins
    712 top 10s
    123 poles

    • Birthplace: Level Cross, North Carolina, USA
    65
    12
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  • Hall of Fame induction: 2010

    Career achievements
    7x NASCAR Cup Series champion (1980, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994)
    1998 Daytona 500 winner
    1979 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year

    Career stats
    76 wins
    428 top 10s
    22 poles

    • Birthplace: Kannapolis, North Carolina, USA
    57
    7
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  • Hall of Fame induction: 2011

    Career achievements
    1983 NASCAR Cup Series champion
    3x Daytona 500 winner (1978, 1982, 1988)

    Career stats
    84 wins
    446 top 10s
    58 poles

    • Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
    50
    9
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  • Hall of Fame induction: 2011

    Career achievements
    3x NASCAR Cup Series champion (1966, 1968, 1969)
    1976 Daytona 500 winner
    1960 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year

    Career stats
    105 wins
    366 top 10s
    113 poles

    • Birthplace: Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA
    42
    4
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