Most Overrated NASCAR Drivers


The Top Ten

1 Danica Patrick Danica Patrick Danica Sue Patrick is an American professional racing driver. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—her victory in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only female win in an IndyCar Series race.

Marketing machine. Has some potential, but never lived up to it

2 Joey Logano Joey Logano

The Daytona 500 champ is more overrated than Danica?


3 Dale Earnhardt Jr

Most overrated sports figure ever!

Good race car driver but here cause of Dale.

4 Clint Bowyer
5 Kyle Busch Kyle Busch

He should be #1 on this list

6 Kurt Busch Kurt Busch Kurt Thomas Busch is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Glad he was suspended! He assaulted someone. Should be in a jail somewhere

7 Juan Pablo Montoya

He's only known for that infamous jet dryer incident. Of all things he could crash into and of all scenarios that could happen...

8 Jeff Burton
9 Ricky Stenhouse Jr
10 Tony Stewart Tony Stewart Anthony Wayne Stewart, nicknamed Smoke, is an American former professional stock car racing driver and is currently a NASCAR team owner.

The Contenders

11 Bobby Labonte
12 Brad Keselowski Brad Keselowski
13 Trevor Bayne

Gonna be a long year for this kid. Can't even qualify better than Mike Bliss

14 Kyle Larson Kyle Larson

He seriously just has a great car! He sucks or else he'd have more wins. His car is OP!
"Last Real Racer" - Kyle Larson himself, agreed by too many people.
"Next Jimmie Johnson" - Jeff Gordon

15 Chase Elliott

Chase Elliot hasn't won a race with such a fast car as of December 2017 - kennywilliams21

I know he's young but people still obsess over him. He hasn't won a race as of June 2017


16 Martin Truex Jr. Martin Truex Jr. Martin Lee Truex Jr. is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Great car, terrible driver. Maybe if he were good then he'd have more than 9 wins in 14 years.

If he were a good driver, he would have won in other makes, not just Toyota. He is way overrated.

17 Austin Dillon
18 Robby Gordon
19 Regan Smith
20 Matt Tifft
21 Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Kenneth Johnson is an American professional stock car racing driver and a six-time champion in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

Not a great driver but is decent
He is a product of Hendrick motorsports, I don't believe if you put him in the furniture row #78 car that he would be a contender

If he was little more than a product of Hendricks then why don't the other drivers of this team have the number of championships? - Speedracer61

22 Matt Kenseth Matt Kenseth
23 Ty Dillon

Total idiot. Wouldn't be here if it weren't for his daddy

Here cause of daddy. Cries every time he loses

24 John Wes Townley

"John Wes Townley's in the top 10! "
Five laps later
"John Wes Townley's in the wall"

Here cause of Zaxby's

25 Jeb Burton Jeb Burton

Ward's son won one race and then crashed after that. Ruined Bowman's chance of making the 500 with his driving

26 Tim George Jr

Applebee's bought him a car

27 Joe Nemechek

Starts and parks every race

28 John Hunter Nemechek
29 Jeff Gordon Jeff Gordon Jeffery Michael Gordon is an American former professional stock car racing driver, currently an announcer for Fox NASCAR, and a top executive for Hendrick Motorsports.
30 Austin Cindric
31 Brandon Jones
BAdd New Item

Related Lists

Top Ten Most Underrated NASCAR Drivers Top Ten Most Skilled NASCAR Drivers Most Wreck Prone Drivers in NASCAR Greatest NASCAR Drivers Top Ten Classic NASCAR Drivers

List Stats

31 listings
4 years, 309 days old

Top Remixes (5)

1. Kyle Busch
2. Joey Logano
3. Brad Keselowski
1. Danica Patrick
2. Clint Bowyer
3. Tony Stewart
1. Dale Earnhardt Jr
2. Joey Logano
3. Danica Patrick

View All 5

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.