10 of the Greatest Nascar Drivers of All Time


NASCAR is an extremely popular sport, and devoted fans love to rep their favorite driver. The greatest NASCAR drivers rankings are heavily debated. 

With such a long history, there are popular drivers that span many decades, and generations.   There are a lot of determining factors to measure success in NASCAR, and sometimes a driver isn’t even that successful but still becomes very popular!

Terry Labonte is a two-time Cup Series champion and has several other racers in his family.  He co-owns a Chevrolet dealership in North Carolina.  Labonte had 22 wins in the Sprint Cup Series, and 11 wins in the Nationwide Series.  He holds the record for most seasons between championships, with twelve seasons between his two.  

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Rusty Wallace had 55 NASCAR Cup wins, and is tied for 8th on the all-time wins list.  Wallace was involved in several severe wrecks during his career.  He went on to be part of broadcasting teams for NASCAR on both ESPN and ABC. 

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Dale Earnahardt raced Nascar for over 25 years, most memorably driving the No. 3 Chevrolet sponsored by Richard Childress Racing.  Over the course of his career, Earnhardt won a total of 76 Winston Cup races.  He is thought of by many to be the greatest driver in NASCAR history.  Unfortunately, Earnhardt died in a last-lap crash during the Daytona 500 event in 2001.  He is a member of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  

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Dale Earnhardt Jr, despite being part of a famous race car family, made a name for himself on his own within the racing community.  Earnhardt is a two time Daytona 500 winner, and won the Most Popular Driver Award fifteen consecutive years between 2003 and 2017.  Dale Jr. retired in 2017 with 26 Cup Series wins.  

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Richard Petty , nicknamed “The King”, had a 35-year racing career.   He was the first driver to win the Cup Series championship seven times and won a record 200 races during his career.   Petty is still involved in NASCAR as a team owner.  There is even a Richard Petty Museum in North Carolina! 

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Jeff Gordon raced for over 20 years, even serving as a substitute driver for Dale Earnhardt, Jr during one season.  He is largely credited with making the sport reach mainstream popularity.  Gordon was the youngest driver to win a NASCAR title at the age of 24.  

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Harry Gant holds the record as the oldest driver ever to win a Cup Series race, and won 18 total Cups.   He was known for his many nicknames, and was a fan favorite.  

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Cale Yarborough is one of only two drivers in NASCAR history to win three consecutive championships.  He had 83 career wins, and won the Daytona 500 four times.  After his racing career, he went on to own a race team.

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Mark Martin is credited with the second most all time wins in what is now the Xfinity Series, at 49 wins,  He scored 40 Cup Series wins.  He has been recognized by ESPN as “The best driver to never win a championship”.  Martin became the fourth driver to ever win a Cup race after turning 50, when he won the 2009 Subway Fresh Fit 500 in Phoenix.  

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Dale Jarrett is best known for winning the Daytona 500 three times, and winning a championship in 1999.  After his race career, he became an announcer in the Nationwide Series races, and then a part of the NBC Sports broadcasting crew for NASCAR events.  He is a part of the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

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These drivers are just a few of the many top notch drivers who have driven for NASCAR.  Did your favorite driver make the list?  Do any of these drivers not deserve their spot, or did we miss anyone?  

Regardless of who you are rooting for, NASCAR is a sport that many fans are very passionate about and it is exciting to see who pulls out a victory each week and gets to take that checkered flag home!  Rocking a custom NASCAR jersey from Retro City Threads of your favorite racecar driver is the perfect way to show your support!