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NASCAR 75 Greatest Drivers

NASCAR 75 greatest drivers list Who are the best drivers in NASCAR history?

For NASCAR’s 75th Anniversary season, the sanctioning body has decided to put together a list of the 75 greatest drivers in NASCAR history. The list will include the 50 drivers from the NASCAR 50 Greatest Drivers list that was compiled in 1998 — NASCAR’s 50th Anniversary season.

The 25 additional drivers selected by NASCAR will be revealed during the opening portion of the 2023 NASCAR season leading into the Darlington Raceway throwback weekend May 13-14th, where all 75 drivers will be honored.

NASCAR’s 75 Greatest Drivers

Here is a running list of drivers that have been selected to the NASCAR 75 Greatest Drivers list for the 2023 NASCAR 75th Anniversary season. This list will continue to be updated as more drivers are added in advance of the Darlington Raceway weekend.

Each driver is noted on whether they made the list back in the 1998 50 Greatest Drivers list or if they are a 2023 addition to the list, and each driver has a listing of accomplishments from within the world of NASCAR.

DriverNASCAR AccomplishmentsYear Added
Bobby Allison1983 NASCAR Cup Series Champion
84 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Three-time Daytona 500 winner
Four-time Southern 500 winner
Two-time Coca-Cola 600 winner
1998
Davey Allison19 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1992 Daytona 500 winner
1991 Coca-Cola 600 winner
1998
Sam ArdTwo-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion
22 NASCAR Xfinity Series Wins
2023
Buck BakerTwo-time NASCAR Cup Series champion
46 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Three-time Southern 500 winner
1998
Buddy Baker19 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1980 Daytona 500 winner
1970 Southern 500 winner
Three-time Coca-Cola 600 winner
1998
Greg Biffle19 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Two-time Southern 500 winner
2002 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion
2000 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion
2023
Geoff Bodine18 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1986 Daytona 500 winner
6 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
1998
Neil Bonnett18 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1981 Southern 500 winner
1983 Coca-Cola 600 winner
1 NASCAR Xfinity Series win
1998
Jeff Burton21 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1999 Southern 500 winner
Two-time Coca-Cola 600 winner
27 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
2023
Kurt Busch2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion
34 NASCAR Cup Series wins
2010 Coca-Cola 600 winner
2017 Daytona 500 winner
5 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
4 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series wins
2023
Kyle BuschTwo-time NASCAR Cup Series champion
62 NASCAR Cup Series Wins
2008 Southern 500 winner
Two-time Brickyard 400 winner
2018 Coca-Cola 600 winner
2009 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion
102 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
63 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series wins
2023
Red Byron1949 NASCAR Cup Series champion
2 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1998
Jerry CookSix-time NASCAR Modified Tour Champion
341 NASCAR Modified Tour wins
1998
Dale EarnhardtSeven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion
76 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1998 Daytona 500 winner
1995 Brickyard 400 winner
Three-time Southern 500 winner
Three-time Coca-Cola 600 winner
21 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
1998
Dale Earnhardt Jr.26 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Two-time Daytona 500 winner
Two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion
24 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
2023
Ralph Earnhardt1956 NASCAR Sportsman Division champion1998
Carl Edwards28 NASCAR Cup Series wins
2015 Southern 500 winner
2015 Coca-Cola 600 winner
2007 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion
38 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
6 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series wins
2023
Bill Elliott1988 NASCAR Cup Series champion
44 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Two-time Daytona 500 winner
2002 Brickyard 400 winner
Three-time Southern 500 winner
1 NASCAR Xfinity Series win
1998
Chase Elliott2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion
18 NASCAR Cup Series wins
2014 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion
5 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
3 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series wins
2023
Richie EvansNine-time NASCAR National Modified Tour champion1998
Red FarmerThree-time NASCAR Sportsman Division champion
1956 NASCAR Modified Tour champion
1998
Tim FlockTwo-time NASCAR Cup Series champion
39 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1 NASCAR Convertible Series win
1998
A.J. Foyt7 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1972 Daytona 500 winner
1998
Harry Gant18 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Two-time Southern 500 winner
21 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
1998
Jeff GordonFour-time NASCAR Cup Series champion
93 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Three-time Daytona 500 winner
Five-time Brickyard 400 winner
Six-time Southern 500 winner
Three-time Coca-Cola 600 winner
5 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
1998
Denny Hamlin48 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Three-time Daytona 500 winner
Three-time Southern 500 winner
2022 Coca-Cola 600 winner
17 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
2 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series wins
2023
Kevin Harvick2014 NASCAR Cup Series champion
60 NASCAR Cup Series wins
2007 Daytona 500 winner
Three-time Brickyard 400 winner
Two-time Coca-Cola 600 winner
Two-time Southern 500 winner
Two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion
47 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
14 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series wins
2023
Ray Hendrick700+ wins between the NASCAR Modified Tour and NASCAR Late Model Sportsman Division1998
Ron Hornaday Jr.4 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
Four-time NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series champion
51 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series wins
2023
Jack IngramTwo-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion
31 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
Three-time NASCAR Sportsman Division champion
1998
Ernie Irvan15 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1991 Daytona 500 winner
3 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
1998
Bobby Isaac1970 NASCAR Cup Series champion
37 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1998
Dale Jarrett1999 NASCAR Cup Series champion
32 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Three-time Daytona 500 winner
Two-time Brickyard 400 winner
1996 Coca-Cola 600 winner
11 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
1998
Ned JarrettTwo-time NASCAR Cup Series champion
50 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1965 Southern 500 winner
1 NASCAR Convertible Series win
Two-time NASCAR Sportsman Division champion
1998
Jimmie JohnsonSeven-Time NASCAR Cup Series champion
83 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Two-time Daytona 500 winner
Four-time Coca-Cola 600 winner
Four-time Brickyard 400 winner
Two-time Southern 500 winner
1 NASCAR Xfinity Series win
2023
Junior Johnson50 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1960 Daytona 500 winner
1998
Kasey Kahne18 NASCAR Cup Series wins
2017 Brickyard 400 winner
Three-time Coca-Cola 600 winner
8 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
5 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series wins
2023
Matt Kenseth2003 NASCAR Cup Series champion
39 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Two-time Daytona 500 winner
2000 Coca-Cola 600 winner
2013 Southern 500 winner
29 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
2023
Brad Keselowski2012 NASCAR Cup Series champion
35 NASCAR Cup Series wins
2018 Brickyard 400 winner
2018 Southern 500 winner
2020 Coca-Cola 600 winner
2010 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion
39 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
1 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win
2023
Alan Kulwicki1992 NASCAR Cup Series champion
5 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1998
Bobby Labonte2000 NASCAR Cup Series champion
21 NASCAR Cup Series wins
2000 Brickyard 400 winner
2000 Southern 500 winner
1995 Coca-Cola 600 winner
1991 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion
10 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
1 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win
2023
Terry LabonteTwo-time NASCAR Cup Series champion
22 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Two-time Southern 500 winner
11 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
1 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win
1998
Randy LaJoieTwo-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion
15 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
1985 NASCAR North Tour champion
2023
Kyle Larson2021 NASCAR Cup Series champion
21 NASCAR Cup Series wins
2021 Coca-Cola 600 winner
13 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
2 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series wins
2012 NASCAR East Series champion
2 NASCAR East Series wins
2023
Joey LoganoTwo-time NASCAR Cup Series champion
32 NASCAR Cup Series wins
2015 Daytona 500 winner
30 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
2 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series wins
2007 NASCAR East Series champion
5 NASCAR East Series wins
2023
Fred Lorenzen26 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1965 Daytona 500 winner
Two-time Coca-Cola 600 winner
1998
Tiny Lund5 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1963 Daytona 500 winner
1973 NASCAR Grand National East champion
5 NASCAR Grand National East wins
1998
Sterling Marlin10 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Two-time Daytona 500 winner
2 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
2023
Mark Martin40 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Two-time Southern 500 winner
2002 Coca-Cola 600 winner
49 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
7 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series wins
1998
Hershel McGriff4 NASCAR Cup Series Wins
1986 NASCAR West Series champion
34 NASCAR West Series wins
1998
Ryan Newman18 NASCAR Cup Series wins
2008 Daytona 500 winner
2013 Brickyard 400 winner
51 NASCAR Cup Series poles
7 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
1 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win
4 NASCAR Modified Tour wins
2023
Cotton Owens9 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Two-time NASCAR Modified Tour champion
1998
Marvin Panch17 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1961 Daytona 500 winner
1966 Coca-Cola 600 winner
1 NASCAR Convertible Series win
5 NASCAR West Series wins
1998
Benny Parsons1973 NASCAR Cup Series champion
21 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1975 Daytona 500 winner
1980 Coca-Cola 600 winner
1998
David PearsonThree-time NASCAR Cup Series champion
105 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1976 Daytona 500 winner
Three-time Southern 500 winner
Three-time Coca-Cola 600 winner
1 NASCAR Xfinity Series win
1 NASCAR Grand National East win
1998
Lee PettyThree-time NASCAR Cup Series champion
54 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1959 Daytona 500 winner
2 NASCAR Convertible Series wins
1998
Richard PettySeven-Time NASCAR Cup Series champion
200 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Seven-time Daytona 500 winner
1967 Southern 500 winner
Two-time Coca-Cola 600 winner
1 NASCAR Convertible Series win
3 NASCAR West Series wins
1998
Larry PhillipsFive-Time NASCAR Weekly Series Nation Champion
Seven-Time NASCAR Weekly Series Regional champion
13-Time Track Champion
2023
Tim Richmond13 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1986 Southern 500 winner
2 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
1998
Fireball Roberts33 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1962 Daytona 500 winner
Two-time Southern 500 winner
4 NASCAR Convertible Series wins
1998
Ricky Rudd23 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1997 Brickyard 400
1 NASCAR Xfinity Series win
1998
Mike StefanikSeven-time NASCAR Modified Tour Champion
74 NASCAR Modified Tour wins
Two-time NASCAR North Series champion
12 NASCAR North Series wins
2023
Tony StewartThree-time NASCAR Cup Series champion
49 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Two-time Brickyard 400 winner
11 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
2 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series wins
2023
Marshall Teague7 NASCAR Cup Series wins1998
Herb ThomasTwo-time NASCAR Cup Series champion
48 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Three-time Southern 500 winner
3 NASCAR West Series wins
1998
Martin Truex Jr.2017 NASCAR Cup Series champion
32 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Two-time Coca-Cola 600 winner
2016 Southern 500 winner
Two-time NASCAR Xfinity Series champion
13 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
1 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win
2023
Curtis Turner17 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1956 Southern 500 winner
38 NASCAR Convertible Series wins
1998
Rusty Wallace1989 NASCAR Cup Series champion
55 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1990 Coca-Cola 600 winner
1998
Darrell WaltripThree-time NASCAR Cup Series champion
84 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1989 Daytona 500 winner
1992 Southern 500 winner
Five-time Coca-Cola 600 winner
13 NASCAR Xfinity Series wins
1998
Joe WeatherlyTwo-time NASCAR Cup Series champion
25 NASCAR Cup Series wins
12 NASCAR Convertible Series wins
1998
Bob Welborn9 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Three-time NASCAR Convertible Series champion
19 NASCAR Convertible Series wins
1998
Rex White1960 NASCAR Cup Series champion
28 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1 NASCAR Convertible Series win
1998
Glen Wood4 NASCAR Cup Series wins
5 NASCAR Convertible Series wins
1998
Cale YarboroughThree-time NASCAR Cup Series champion
83 NASCAR Cup Series wins
Four-time Daytona 500 winner
Five-time Southern 500 winner
1 NASCAR West Series win
1998
LeeRoy Yarbrough14 NASCAR Cup Series wins
1969 Daytona 500 winner
1969 Southern 500 winner
1969 Coca-Cola 600 winner
1998
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