Ranked: The Greatest NASCAR Drivers Of All-Time

athletes | 2/6/19

NASCAR has a rich history rooted deep in Americana. A sport born out of rebellion during prohibition, stock car racing has rewarded the country with some of its greatest folk heroes. From Richard Petty and his seven Cup championships to Jeff Gordon and his 85 wins, the best drivers in the world know how to send our hearts racing into overdrive. But where do they stand in line with each other? These are the best NASCAR driver of all-time, ranked.

David Pearson – 105 Wins

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David Pearson was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2011, one year after Petty. It makes sense then, he is second on our list. During his illustrious career, Pearson ran in over 574 races, winning 105 times.

Pearson’s 113 pole positions to start races is second all-time behind Richard Petty. He won three Cup championships, despite rarely racing a full season schedule every year. If he had, who knows how many titles he would have won. Then, we might just be talking about him as the greatest of all-time.