NASCAR Drivers

NASCAR drivers are fearless yet highly skilled and trained. To become a NASCAR driver, you have to work your way up through the smaller tracks and prove your skills in a variety of tests. See what it takes to make it to the top and stay there.

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Richard Petty, also known as King Richard, took just 10 years to become the number-one driver in NASCAR history. One autumn, he even won 10 consecutive races on his way to 200 career wins.

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Lee Petty was not a hard charger -- he was the great calculator, applying the strategies of a chess player. In his career he won 54 times and had top-ten finishes 332 times in 427 career NASCAR Grand National starts.

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Ned Jarrett once used his weekend NASCAR winnings to cover a bad check he wrote for a new car. In his career, his gambler's luck and his own daring led him to 50 NASCAR Grand National win.

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Lloyd Seay's prodigious racing talent was sadly wasted when he was murdered at a young age. Bill France heralded Seay as the greatest stock car driver that ever lived, though Seay was killed before NASCAR was founded.

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Red Byron's courage on and off the racetrack made him a legendary NASCAR driver and personality. He is famous for winning the first NASCAR championship title in 1948 and the Strictly Stock title in 1949.

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Herb Thomas is NASCAR's all-time winningest driver and was its first true superstar. He won 48 NASCAR Grand National races and was the leading race winner for three consecutive seasons. Learn about the career and statistics of this racing great.

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Buck Baker was one of the toughest and most capable high-speed NASCAR chauffeurs of the 1950s. A versatile driver who could hop in an unfamiliar car with ease, Baker won races in eight different makes of cars.

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Tim Flock was the youngest member of one of the first famous NASCAR families. Flock's older brothers Bob and Fonty and his sister Ethel all drove in NASCARS Strictly Stock and Grand National competitions. Learn about the life and racing career of Tim Flock.

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Fonty Flock participated in NASCAR's first season and quickly distinguished himself as a fan favorite. He was intelligent and one of the few drivers who felt comfortable with media interviews. Learn about the life and career of Fonty Flock.

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