Who is the Greatest NASCAR Driver of All Time?

Greatest NASCAR Driver

Who’s the greatest NASCAR driver of all time? With the race season well underway, we here at Cars On Line thought it would be an appropriate time to ask our readers who they would choose as the greatest NASCAR driver of all time.

Pick your favorite driver from the list below, or write in your favorite using the “Other” blank at the end of the list. When you’re finished, be sure to click the “Done” button at the bottom of the page to submit your selection. Once the votes are tallied we’ll publish the results, so you can see how hundreds of other readers voted.

Junior Johnson

50 NASCAR Series Wins



Bobby Allison 

84 NASCAR Series Wins
1-time NASCAR Champion


Darrell Waltrip

84 NASCAR Series Wins
3-time NASCAR  Champion


Cale Yarborough
83 NASCAR Wins
3-time NASCAR Champion


Jeff Gordon
89 NASCAR Series Wins
4-time NASCAR Champion


Jimmie Johnson 

66 NASCAR Wins
6-time NASCAR Champion


David Pearson 

105 NASCAR Wins
3-time NASCAR Champion


Dale Earnhardt, Sr. 

76 NASCAR Wins
7-time NASCAR Champion


Richard “The King” Petty
200 NASCAR Wins
7-time NASCAR Champion


Bill Elliott
44 NASCAR Wins
1-time NASCAR Champion


Fireball Roberts
33 NASCAR Wins



Tim Flock
39 NASCAR Wins
2-time NASCAR Champion


Ned Jarrett
50 NASCAR Wins
2-time NASCAR  Champion


Lee Petty
54 NASCAR Wins
3-time NASCAR Champion


Rusty Wallace
55 NASCAR Wins
1-time NASCAR Champion


Kyle Busch
29 NASCAR Wins



Tony Stewart
48 NASCAR Wins
3-time NASCAR Champion


Mark Martin
40 NASCAR Wins


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4 Responses to Who is the Greatest NASCAR Driver of All Time?

  1. Wes May 24, 2014 at 7:12 am #

    Without a doubt, the “Intimidator”, Dale Earnhardt Sr. – if not for his tragic accident, Dale would have continued to set records in the NASCAR world. Since that day I have not watched more than parts of a couple races.
    “The King”, Richard Petty is a very close second.

  2. Dave O May 27, 2014 at 9:27 pm #

    Hard to argue with 200 NASCAR wins, a record that won’t be broken for a very very long time. The “King” Richard Petty for the win.

  3. William Hill May 29, 2014 at 12:23 am #

    Earnhardt is the best ever.

  4. J.h. Wright December 20, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    I keep reading dale earnhardt sr. Over richard petty. How did they make out racing against each other, they must have crossed paths quite a few times. Richard petty raced a long time and won ALOT of races, noone else is even close.

    You can be a great driver, even the greatest of your era but in the end its the guy who wins, and 43 did it better than anyone EVER, so i really don’t get it. How about have richard petty above number one and then rate everybody else after that then there won’t be any issues.

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