Race Car Drivers

The sport of auto racing or car racing came into existence ever since automobiles came into being. The first such race was recorded in 1867. Car racing has numerous categories and each one has their own rules and regulations. Here is a list of some of the famous car racers of all time.

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 1 Richard Petty

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: July 2, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 2 Jimmie Johnson

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: September 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American

Race-car driver Jimmie Johnson is associated with IndyCar Series. He is a seven-time NASCAR Cup Series winner and is the first and only NASCAR driver with five consecutive championship wins. In 2009, he became the first race-car driver to earn the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year honor.

 3 Tony Stewart

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Famous As: Race Car driver
Birthdate: May 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 4 Jessi Combs

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: July 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: August 27, 2019

Professional racer, TV personality and metal fabricator, Jessi Combs, is remembered for setting a women's land speed class record (four wheels) in 2013. She was known as "the fastest woman on four wheels.” As a TV presenter, she co-hosted over 90 episodes of the Spike TV show, Xtreme 4x4. She died in a car crash while racing in 2019. 

 5 Kevin Harvick

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: December 8, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 6 Lando Norris

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: November 13, 1999
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: British
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 7 Kurt Busch

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: August 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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 8 Bubba Wallace

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Famous As: Racing automobile driver
Birthdate: October 8, 1993
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 9 Martin Truex Jr.

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: June 29, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 10 Carl Edwards

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: August 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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 11 Mick Schumacher

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: March 22, 1999
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: German

 12 Bill Elliott

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Famous As: Race car driver
Birthdate: October 8, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
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 13 Davey Allison

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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: February 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American
Died: July 13, 1993

 14 Jacques Villeneuve

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Famous As: Formula One Driver
Birthdate: April 9, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Canadian

Canadian race-car driver Jacques Villeneuve is known for his association with the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. Son of F1 driver Gilles Villeneuve, he has won 11 Grands Prix and is the only Canadian to win the Indianapolis 500 and the F1 Drivers' title. He has also released a music album.

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 15 Darrell Waltrip

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: February 5, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 16 Carlos Sainz Jr.

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: September 1, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Spanish
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 17 Jos Verstappen

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: March 4, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Netherlands Antilles

 18 Matt Kenseth

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: March 10, 1972
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: American

 19 Hardcore Holly

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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: January 29, 1963
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: American

 20 Tim Richmond

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: June 7, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Died: August 13, 1989
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 21 Mark Martin

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: January 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 22 Kevin Magnussen

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: October 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Danish

 23 Eddie Rickenbacker

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Famous As: Aviator, Racecar Driver, Military Personnel
Birthdate: October 8, 1890
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: American
Died: July 23, 1973

 24 Rusty Wallace

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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: August 14, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
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 25 Dale Jarrett

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: November 26, 1956
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 26 Shane Lynch

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: July 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Northern Irish
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 27 David Schumacher

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: October 23, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: German

 28 Lance Reventlow

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: February 24, 1936
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: British, American
Died: July 24, 1972
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 29 Mike Hawthorn

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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: April 10, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: British
Died: January 22, 1959

 30 Rick Hendrick

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Famous As: Racecar driver
Birthdate: July 12, 1949
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 31 Sophia Flörsch

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: December 1, 2000
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: German

 32 Junior Johnson

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: June 28, 1931
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
Died: December 20, 2019
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 33 Ernie Irvan

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: January 13, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: American

 34 Jeff Burton

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: June 29, 1967
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American
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 35 Alan Kulwicki

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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: December 14, 1954
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: April 1, 1993

 36 Neil Bonnett

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: July 30, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: American
Died: February 11, 1994
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 37 Nick Heidfeld

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: May 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German

 38 Bobby Allison

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: December 3, 1937
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American

 39 Leah Pruett

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: May 26, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 40 Sterling Marlin

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: June 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: American

 41 Juan Manuel Correa

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: August 9, 1999
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Ecuadorian, American

 42 Bobby Labonte

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: May 8, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: American

 43 Heinz-Harald Frentzen

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: May 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: German

 44 Cale Yarborough

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: March 27, 1939
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: American

 45 David Heinemeier Hansson

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Famous As: Programmer
Birthdate: October 15, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Danish

 46 Ken Schrader

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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: May 29, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American

 47 David Pearson

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Famous As: Car Racer
Birthdate: December 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: American
Died: November 12, 2018

 48 Terry Labonte

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Famous As: Race Car Driver
Birthdate: November 16, 1956
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: American

 49 Timo Glock

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Famous As: Racing driver
Birthdate: March 18, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: German

 50 Ricky Rudd

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Famous As: Racing Driver
Birthdate: September 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: American
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