100 Top NASCAR Drivers Of All-Time | Best Of The Best

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Matt Crafton – Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Matt Crafton – Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports /

Crafton’s career is closer to the end than it is the beginning as he is pushing 40. Crafton is a two-time Truck Series champion winning titles in 2013 and 2014. Crafton has only one Sprint Cup Series start and that came in 2015. Despite not having much success in Xfinity or Sprint Cup, Crafton has made his mark in the Truck Series for sure.

Sprague won three titles in the Truck Series between 1997-2001. He finished his Truck Series career with 28 wins and 192 top-10 finishes. Sprague also has an Xfinity Series win to his credit. However, in 24 Sprint Cup starts he was never able to find much success.

Michael Waltrip – Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports
Michael Waltrip – Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports /

Waltrip currently owns Michael Waltrip Racing which fields two cars in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. As a driver Waltrip is a two-time winner of the Daytona 500 and a two-time Budweiser Duel winner. Waltrip is one of 26 drivers to win in all three series. He currently has four wins in the Sprint Cup Series, 11 in the Xfinity Series and one in the Truck Series.

Burton is a former winner of the Daytona 500 along with the Southern 500. Burton finished his NASCAR career with five wins in the Cup Series to go along with four wins in the Xfinity Series. Burton only ran one race in the Truck Series and he was able to earn a top-10 finish.

Enjoy Burton’s career highlights.

Rathmann began his career in the IndyCar Series before making the jump over to NASCAR. When Rathmann moved to NASCAR he found success right away in the form of wins. In 128 races Rathmann managed 13 wins. In those races he also had 79 top-10 finishes which means that he finished in the top-10 in more than half of his Sprint Cup Series races.

Here is a great video from Daytona Beach in 1953, including some action from Dick Rathman.

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