The top NASCAR drivers of all time are some of the most talented and skilled athletes in the world. With tight turns, high speeds, and dangerous conditions, these drivers have to be able to perform at their best under pressure. Here are the top ten NASCAR drivers of all time:
Top Nascar drivers of all time
1- Richard Petty
Richard Lee Petty is an American stock car racing driver who won the NASCAR Championship seven times. He was known for his distinctive style of driving, and he has held several records in the sport including most wins (200) and most poles (127). He is considered one of NASCAR’s greatest drivers ever.
2- Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Dale Earnhardt, Sr. was an American stock car racing driver and owner who won the Daytona 500 seven times, including four consecutive times from 1997 to 2000. He is considered one of NASCAR’s greatest drivers ever with 76 wins in his career and two championships (1986 & 1987).
3 – Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Kenneth Johnson is an American professional stock car racing driver and a seven-time champion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He currently drives the No. 48 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports, which he has driven to five championships (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 & 2010).
4- Jeff Gordon
Jeffery Michael “Jeff” Gordon is an American former professional stock car racing driver and currently an announcer for Fox NASCAR. He won four series championships (1995, 1997, 1998 & 2001) and three Daytona 500s (1997, 1999 & 2005).
5- Darrell Waltrip
Darrell Lee Waltrip is an American former professional stock car racing driver. He won three NASCAR Cup Series championships (1981, 1982 & 1985) and was a finalist for the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011.
6- Bobby Allison
Robert Glenn “Bobby” Allison is a former American professional stock car racing driver. He won the NASCAR Cup Series championship in 1983 and was the first winner of the Winston Million, as well as one Daytona 500 (1988).
7- Tony Stewart
Anthony Wayne “Tony” Stewart is an American retired professional stock car racing driver, team owner, and entrepreneur. He is a three-time champion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (2002, 2005 & 2011), and also won two IndyCar World Championships (1997 & 2003).
8- Terry Labonte
Terrence Lee Labonte is an American former professional stock car racing driver. He won consecutive NASCAR Cup Series championships in 1984 and 1985, making him only the second driver to do so, after Dale Earnhardt Sr. (1986 & 1987).
9- Mark Martin
Mark Anthony Martin is an American former stock Nascar driver who currently competes in the NASCAR Xfinity Series part-time driving No. 60 Chevrolet Camaro GS for Roush Fenway Racing, a team with whom he won five of his 40 career Cup series wins and ran full time from 1988 to 2006. He was known as “The Kid” because of his youthful appearance when he first entered the sport at age 19.
10- David Pearson
David Gene Pearson is an American retired stock car racer from Spartanburg County, South Carolina whose career spanned three decades between 1960 and 1986; winning three NASCAR Grand National/Winston Cup championships (1966, 1968 & 1969). He is one of three nascar drivers to have won the Daytona 500 twice.