Greatest NASCAR Drivers of All Time
If there is one spectator sport in the US that could be considered a serious rival to professional football in terms of popularity, then it has got to be stock car racing! As fans, we agree that no other sport gives us the excitement and exhilaration that watching NASCAR racing does. And the credit for making auto racing so successful goes to the amazing daredevil drivers who have taken up this extremely dangerous sport to give us our doses of adrenaline rush! Know about the greatest NASCAR drivers of all time!
Birthday: 29 April 1951
Born In: Kannapolis, North Carolina, United States
Sun Sign: Taurus
Dale Earnhardt was the first driver to have won the ‘Cup Series Championship’ seven times in the modern era of NASCAR. He achieved this feat in 1994. His previous victories came in the years 1980, 1986, 1987, 1990, 1991, and 1993.
Birthday: 17 September 1975
Born In: El Cajon, California, United States
Sun Sign: Virgo
Jimmie Johnson is the only driver in the NASCAR history to win five consecutive Cup series championships; he achieved this feat from 2006 to 2010. He also won the championship in 2013 and 2016 and has taken his total of championship wins to seven.
3. Cale Yarborough
Birthday: 27 March 1939
Born In: Timmonsville, South Carolina, United States
Sun Sign: Aries
Cale Yarborough is the first driver in the history of ‘NASCAR’ to win the ‘Cup Series Championship’ three times in a row. He accomplished this feat between 1976 and 1978.
4. Richard Petty
Birthday: 02 July 1937
Born In: Level Cross, North Carolina, United States
Sun Sign: Cancer
Richard Petty was the first driver to have won the ‘Cup Series Championship’ seven times. He won them in the years 1964, 1967, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1975, and 1979. Also, he has the NASCAR record for winning 200 races.
Birthday: 04 August 1971
Born In: Vallejo, California, United States
Sun Sign: Leo
Jeff Gordon has won the ‘Cup Series Championship’ four times; in 1995, 1997, 1998, and 2001. His record of 93 race wins is the third highest overall in the history of the sport.