Greatest NASCAR Races of All Time

The ultimate countdown to pride of the fast lanes greatest installments.
The Top Ten
1 1992 Hooter's 500

I was there at start finish. Still have ticket stubs. After race went on Richards celebration cruise. Wife and I had dinner one night with richard, Linda and Ned Jarrett. Been to over 30 cup races races but this was the best.

Richard Petty's last race and Jeff Gordon's first. It also had a championship battle that climaxed in only a ten point differential. Bill Elliott won the race, but Alan Kulwicki won the title

2 1979 Daytona 500

On the last lap Donnie Allison and Cale Yarborough wrecked and got into a fight which drew in millions of viewers to watch the sport for years to come. Race was won by Richard Petty

Greatest race. First flag to flag TV coverage. Snowstorm in northeast. I watched the whole race on TV. People don't remember that Cale was 2 laps down at one point.

3 1998 Daytona 500

Dale Earnhardt won the great American race after a million times!

Dale Earnhardt FINNALY wins a race that he has been overdue for his entire career

4 2003 Carolina Dodge Dealer's 400

The closest finish in history between Kurt Busch and Ricky Craven. Craven won by 0.002 seconds

5 1987 Winston
6 2007 Daytona 500

Kevin Harvick nips Mark Martin in one of the tightest contested Daytona 500's ever.

7 2000 Winston 500

This was a masterpiece of driving. No other race displays that prowess like Dale did in this race. Hands down unquestionably the greatest race of all time.

Dale Earnhardt comes from 16th to first in only three laps to win

I'll never forget it best race I ever saw

8 1988 Daytona 500

A father-son 1-2 finish between Bobby and Davey allison. Bobby Wins

9 2001 Cracker Barrel 500

Kevin Harvick defeats Jeff Gordon in only his third start as a replacement for Dale Earnhardt

10 2001 Pepsi 400

The first race at Daytona after the death of Dale Earnhardt, and Dale Jr. wins it. That finish was exactly what NASCAR needed at the time.

The greatest ever. Mike and Jr. embracing after win is second in greatest all time sports moments only to 1980 hockey gold medal.

Dale won after his dad died at the same track very emotional

The Contenders
11 2009 Aaron's 499 at Dega
12 1976 Daytona 500
13 1994 Brickyard 400

Jeff Gordon wins on the hollowed grounds that host the greatest spectacle in racing

14 2011 Ford 400

The final race of the 2011 season, with a very close championship battle between Carl Edwards and Tony Stewart. After the race, they were tied in points, and Stewart won the championship on account of winning more races (5 compared to Edwards's 1)

15 2018 Overton 400 Chicagoland

Kyle Busch, my least favorite driver, was in the lead. With 30 to go Kevin Harvick was going for the lead. Busch was able to hold him off and he rode the bottom lane and was comfortable. Then My favorite driver kyle larson was closing in and Busch realized that. He did what he did to hold off Kevin Harvick but it didn't work. Larson rode the high line better UNTIL he hit the wall. He brushed it but he was 1.5 seconds back when he was.40 back. It was 5 to go and there was no way larson would catch busch. Lap traffic slowed down Busch and Larson came back. Last lap. The gap at.30 Larson dove to the bottom into turn one. He tried to slode in front of kyle busch but he was there. They hit and larson cleared busch coming into turn 3 and kyle busch wrecked larson in the end. Kyle busch won larson second and harvick third. It was a painful race to watch for me though. Lol

16 2014 Bank of America 500
17 2019 Daytona 500

Side by side racing all race long along with various strategys and some huge wrecks!

18 2018 Go Bowling At the Glen

Chase Elliott's 1st win. Potentially the start of something iconic

19 1959 Daytona 500

A photo finish between Lee Petty and Johnny Beauchamp, with Beauchamp declared the winner. After NASCAR officials studied photos and film footage, the result was reversed three days later, with Petty declared the winner.

20 2001 EA Sports 500

Most exciting race I had ever seen. The insane pack racing at Talladega that has everyone's heart pounding wildly. And of course, the huge wreck doesn't happen until the final lap for a little extra drama at the end!

21 2004 Ford 400

The first season finale in the Chase format, which results in a tight finish. Kurt Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr. , Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, and Jimmie Johnson enter the race with a title shot. Busch wins the title by 8 points over Johnson. Greg Biffle, Busch's teammate, wins the race

22 2014 AAA Texas 500

Good fight at the end of the race. Brad Keselowski slams Jeff Gordon and cuts his tire. Then Jeff beats that horse up postrace

23 2000 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 500

CLASSIC...The all-time Atlanta wins leader Dale Earnhardt (9) vs the #2 ranked all-time Atlanta Bobby Labonte (6) go to war in the closing laps at Atlanta. Not only were these two drivers the two winnings drivers in Atlanta's history but they were also 1st & 2nd in points battling for a championship...Earnhardt wins the battle by mere inches, however Labonte wins the title by 265 over Earnhardt.

24 1993 Daytona 500

Dale Jarrett passes Dale Earnhardt on the last lap and wins with the race being called by his father

25 1984 Firecracker 400

Richard Petty wins his 200th and final race

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