It was no easy task coming up with the 100 greatest drivers in the history of NASCAR but it had to be done and the crew here at BTF got it done. Be sure to check back after each NASCAR season for an updated ranking.
UPDATED: December 2017
Over the years there have been some great drivers in the world of NASCAR. Whenever it comes to measuring greatness the end game is always trying to figure out who is the greatest. The staff at Beyond The Flag have spent the last couple of weeks compiling a list of the greatest drivers to ever race in NASCAR. That list was then whittled down to 100 drivers and then those 100 drivers were ranked from No. 100 all the way to No. 1.
When trying to determine greatness there are various factors that need to be considered. Below is a quick look at the criteria that was examined in deciding which drivers made the list and where they were ranked.
- Championships – Often times in sports success is most often measure in championships. As a result of this any NASCAR driver with a Cup Series championship is somewhere on this list. We also took into consideration drivers who have won titles in NASCAR’s lower tiers (Xfinity Series, Truck Series and Modified Series)
- Wins – Some will say the titles are the most important while others will say it’s the wins. We won’t say which we felt was the most important but wins did play a big part in the decision-making process.
- Hall of Fame – If a driver is worthy of being in the NASCAR Hall of Fame then they are worthy of being on our list.
- Lasting Impact – Sometimes a drivers greatest contribution to the sport was the impact that they made while they raced. Some drivers changed the landscape of the sport while others made smaller but still important impacts. All of these impacts were considered while putting together the list.
Without further ado let’s jump into the list be revealing the two drivers that just missed making the list of NASCAR’s top-100 drivers.