Dale Earnhardt was an American stock car driver who raced in the NASCAR Winston Cup Series from 1975 to 2001. Considered one of the greatest drivers in the history of NASCAR, Earnhardt won 76 Winston Cup races and seven Winston Cup championships in an illustrious career spanning 40 years. In 2010, he was inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Apart from being a celebrated race-car driver and the JR Motorsports team owner, Dale Earnhardt Jr. also made it to the Forbes list of the world’s highest-paid athletes in 2017. The two-time Daytona 500 winner, also known as the Pied Piper of Daytona, is the son of motor-racing legend Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Racing driver Ryan Newman, or Rocket Man, is best known for his association with the NASCAR Cup Series. Apart from being honored with awards such as the Sunoco Rookie of the Year, he has had seven wins in the Xfinity Series and one in the Camping World Truck Series.
Racing driver Chase Elliott made history when he became the third-youngest driver to secure a NASCAR Cup Series win. His non-profit Chase Elliott Foundation offers financial help to charities. One of Elliott’s first odd jobs was washing dishes at a restaurant, and he began racing at age 8.
Apart from being the son of NASCAR racer Richard Petty, third-generation Petty family member racer Kyle Petty made his major league debut at age 18. He has also had a brief stint as a country musician. He lost his son, racer Adam Petty, in a race car practice accident.
Apart from being a popular racing car driver, Austin Dillon is also known as the grandson of the legendary NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Richard Childress. The three-time NASCAR Cup Series winner also holds the record for the most number of back-to-back poles in the Nationwide Series.
NASCAR Cup Series racing driver Brad Keselowski, the son of former race driver Bob Keselowski, once also owned Brad Keselowski Racing. His non-profit Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation, which he runs with his wife, funds organization to help with the treatments of war veterans and first responders.
Apart from winning 18 NASCAR Cup Series titles, Kasey Kahne also owns a racing team and is associated with significant charity work, too. He once granted a wish to a 12-year-old fan with Noonan syndrome. A health enthusiast, too, he has often been featured on health magazines.
Born to NASCAR champion and commentator Darrell Waltrip, Michael Waltrip was destined to be part of the racing world. The NASCAR Cup Series driver is a two-time DAYTONA 500 champion and has also been a broadcaster with Speedvision and FOX Sports. He also penned the bestseller In the Blink of an Eye.
Adam Petty was an American racing driver best remembered for his association with NASCAR racing. Born into the famous Petty family of racers, Adam Petty was a fourth-generation racer in the NASCAR racing scene. Adam died at the age of 19 when his car hit the outside wall during a practice session at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in May 2000.
The eldest son of NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, race car driver Kerry Earnhardt had begun his career driving street stocks against his half-brother, Dale Jr. A high-school drop-out, he initially also took up multiple odd jobs to tend to his family, including that of a Pizza Hut worker.
Racing driver and NASCAR on Fox commentator Clint Bowyer also has a successful racing career with 10 NASCAR Cup Series wins, eight Xfinity wins, and three NASCAR Camping World Truck Series wins. He also owns a car dealership in his hometown, Emporia, where even a street has been named after him.
Nelson Angelo Piquet is a Brazilian stock car racer and former Formula One driver. At the Singapore Grand Prix in 2008, Piquet crashed deliberately to help his teammate Fernando Alonso win the competition. The scandal was dubbed Crashgate by the media as it attracted attention and became known as one of the most significant scandals in motor sport history.
A. J. Allmendinger is a professional racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and drives the no. 16 Chevrolet Camaro for Kaulig Racing. He is also involved in the NASCAR Cup Series for Kaulig on a part-time basis. He has a TV career as well and is an analyst with Fox Sports' NASCAR Race Hub.
Nicknamed Cuban Missile, American-Cuban stock car racer Aric Almirola began racing nationally at the age of fourteen, earning several awards before beginning his NASCAR career with the Camping World Truck series in 2005. Currently, full-time competitor in the NASCAR Cup Series, he has so far appeared in 386 races, winning among others the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 race in 2021.
Currently a semi-retired professional stock car racing driver, Greg Biffle gained his first recognition as a racer during the 1995–1996 Winter Heat Series. Shortly, he began his NASCAR career with Roush Fenway Racing, winning 19 races in the NASCAR Cup Series, 20 races in Xfinity Series and 17 in Camping World Truck Series, concurrently competing in numerous other series.
Brian Vickers is a professional stock car and sports car racing driver. He is the winner of the 2003 NASCAR Busch Series championship. He began his career running go-karts and won eighty races in the World Karting Association. He later began competing in stock car and sports car racing. His brilliant career has been marred by health issues.
Racing driver Elliott Sadler made history when he became one of the 36 drivers with a win in all top-three NASCAR series. Once voted the most popular driver of the NASCAR Xfinity Series by fans four times, he has now devoted himself to his farm in his hometown, Emporia, Virginia.