Top Ten Worst NASCAR Drivers

Drivers who somehow had the talent to make it to NASCAR's big leagues, but failed to produce from there.
The Top Ten
1 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.

Let me first start off the Bush brothers are the worst. Whoever made this list must be fans of theirs becuase their the worst. I just don't think she has ever won a race, always wrecked, and always threw fits. She is honestly not very good. Not maybe the worst ever but certainly not good if she has never won and is usually not even in the top ten. I did always want to see her win one race but I don't THINK that happend but maybe.

Don't understand why anyone who says anything bad about her is labeled sexist. There a quite a few way more talented female drivers out there I would happily welcome into sprint cup over her. I think Danica would be less disliked if the coverage of her matched her performance. Most drivers regularly in the top ten get less coverage than Danica who is considered to have had a great day if she finishes top 20.

At least Danica tries to win a race. If you guys tried to race NASCAR, I'd bet you'd be just a worse. Danica is a great NASCAR driving trying to make a living like everyone else. It takes skill to be where she is today and the fact that people can be rude to her doesn't make sence at all. She's a human being to guys. In my opinion, I think Danica will win a race someday in her career and prove Richard Petty and everyone else wrong!

It's fine she was allowed to "try," but after the first couple of years, she was just an obstacle on the track and an albatross around her chief's neck. Am I correct in thinking she crashed over 100 times in NASCAR alone? I mean, she only led 64 total laps (out of 55 THOUSAND) in her entire Sprint Cup career. That's not racing. That's commuting. Let her drive the pace car and sign autographs and stay out of the way. PS Can she even change a tire on a Chevette?

2 Juan Pablo Montoya

Juan wasn’t bad in NASCAR! He even made the round of 8 in 2009! Not like most people on the list, he got a win in 2010. 2009 & 2010 was his combined best seasons where he got a combined 1 win, 13 top 5s and 32 top 10s! People should give him credit for his 2009 & 2010 seasons.

Very good open wheel driver, showed flashes of brilliance in NASCAR however couldn't handle long hours in the car. High point was win in Sonoma then ran out of talent I loved it when he hit the jet dryer one of the great moments in NASCAR other than watching Dale Earnhardt Sr. Pout after he a taste of his own medicine during a race. However enjoyed watching him win indy 500 2015

If I was an owner, I would hire Kyle Busch over this guy. He can't keep a straight line and he likes to cause havoc in the last 10 races by not making the Chase and then wrecking everyone in the Chase. Just terrible

One you can't understand the guy and he only has one races on pit strategy but he can't win races anymore he only made chase once also.

3 Jennifer Jo Cobb

You do see the guys on the list, don't you? 7 out of 10 to be exact. Sexist? No, realist.

If she didn't have money she wouldn't be driving

She can hardly make it out of the garage

She can hardly make the first lap

4 Kevin Conway

Kevin Conway, I hope you get out of racing entirely. Only reason you went to Cup was because of Extenze. You and Extenze screwed over NEMCO, Robby Gordon, and Front Row. That's right, you'll work at a McDonald's. You even bombed in gibbs.

I try to forget about how bad this guy sucked.

Rookie of the year because the only rookie!

I don't think kevin conway is the worst. he should be resected

5 Norm Benning

Norm Benning is the nicest person you'll ever meet and he's consistent and finishes every race

Nobody knows who he is. Nobody SHOULD know who he is.

He’s just a normal old man that would kill you in a race just races for a lower team

6 Kim Crosby

Wrecked every car she had, always was way off the top speeds in qualifying/races, and only got there because she was a woman. The one good thing was her sponsorship.

7 Kyle Petty

I don't feel as though he was even related to richard petty simply because he just drives so bad he drove the same stuff that the king won 200 races with and still only won 8! In my opinion he should be 1st on this list

Should have left NASCAR 20 years sooner I remember 43 always came in last putting around the track or never finished. A haircut tells it all he hates change.

Bad driver with douche haircut. Born on third base and brags about the triple he hit.

What the heck why is he one of the worst he won more then Denny Hamlin

8 Mike Harmon

Mike Harmon is a guy who barley works out the thing that surprised me was when he crashed very badly one of the top ten worst crashes in practice and WAS NOT INJURED

THIS guy is a CRIMINAL. Hate to "hate on" any driver but he is what he is. Belongs in prison.

I think his crash at Bristol in 2002 is a sign from God telling him to get out of the sport

Has been a backmarker his whole career in national series.

9 Scott Speed

He is just the worst he should be the worst because all he does is just drive his car like 70 mph

Cross dresses and paints his nails zebra stripes

His name should be Scott Slow

Just plan terrible

10 David Stremme

He absolutely sucks had good equipment blew it. Buys his success if that's what you want to call it when he isn't turning people into the wall in a dirt car. When I get back to taking I will personal entera race just to door slam this asswhole

His statistics are even worse than Danica's at the Cup level! 3 top tens in 200 races!

Failed with high end equipment

He's blind as a bat. Enough said.

The Contenders
11 Johnny Chapman
12 Daniel Suarez

I think that this guy will be the best mexican nascar driver in the world because he was the first non-american guy who won a xfinity championship.

He is a good driver

13 Shane Hmiel

He failed a drug test and became a huge bust

14 JJ Yeley

Usually he's out of the race by lap 10 or several laps down. Just get out of the way.

Nascar's biggest bust for joe gibbs racing and now a start and parker.

Wasn’t even good in the Busch series and Gibbs replaced Bobby Labonte with this guy. If you can’t do well with the one of the best NASCAR teams, you don’t belong in the sport.

15 John Wes Townley

John Wrecks Weekly. His dad is still charging $0.25 for Zax sauce because of him.

God thing he retired, he saved a lot of race cars.

He should be #1. He was wrecking in every race in 2009.

He can't go 10 laps without hitting something

16 Elliott Sadler

Elliott Sadler is a great driver, he nearly won the Nationwide Championship a few years back, and in the early and mid 2000s he was always a factor in the Sprint Cup races.

He's won races before. He made the Chase in the 1st year they had it. You may not think so but Elliott is actually a talented driver.

I don't understand how he gets all of these top-quality rides. He hasn't done anything in the Cup level.

Junk can't drive a cat out of a wet paper bag

17 Carl Long

Never had the funding. Remember that wreck at Rockingham? Got busted with an engine too big at the All Star Open and lost a bunch of money I don't think he's raced since

He got negative points in 2009

He is not bad, just unlucky

Poor guy. No luck at all.

18 Dario Franchitti

For an indycar driver he should have drove better at nascar but he sucked

19 Hal Martin
20 Bubba Wallace

he is awesome he is a good underdog he is a pretty good driver

21 Steve Wallace

Only Steven can cause $500,000 dollers every weekend. He is just a money burner. Good thing that Rusty Wallace shut down the team, or else he would be needing a soup kitchen

Only here cause of daddy. Always finds new ways to crash cars and blames someone for his mistakes. Hope Tony Stewart beats him up

Manages to get caught up in EVERY wreck. Somehow he managed to wreck under caution once. He singlehandedly put Rusty Wallace Incorporated out of buisness.

He crashed coming out of the garage one time. LOL

22 Ty Dillon

Whiny little rich kid who has no respect for the history of the sport or his family team. It sucks for his brother Austin who is a class act and has to deal with this crap. Not to mention Austin is 10x the driver Ty wishes he could be.

I remember at Martinsville 2013 he just gave up and dumped Kevin Harvick. He was right, he is a rich kid that has everything fed to him with a spoon. Hopefully that hammer hits him on the head so he can think straight

Whines when he loses a race. He blames Chase Elliott for crashing him when he was out of gas and blocked him. Then he cries in his post race interview

I don't know he ever won the Arca championship. He drives aggressive and says it's fine but when someone does the same to him he whines and cries to papa

23 Brian Vickers

Yeah, and he wrecked Junior and Johnson on purpose in the 2006 Talladega race.He caused Junior a chance of winning at Dega again.In the 2015 Dega race.Junior was leading with Jimmie behind him.Dale was lucky that the cheater wasn’t behind Johnson.

He and his team are gone. He doesn't have the opportunities he deserved. He needs to be moved back on this list.

He's a good driver, look at the top fives he has

I feel for the guy. Blood clots suck.

24 Clint Bowyer

I will NEVER respect him after what happened at Phoenix 2012, and Richmond 2013. At least Kyle Busch doesn't try to cause wrecks that puts ALL OF NASCAR out of balance. He needs to be above guys like Kurt Busch, Steve Park, Matt Kenseth, Tony Stewart, Dale Earnhardt Jr, Bobby Labonte and Jeff Gordon. Those guys had talent. Clint Bastard? He in my mind is easily one of the 5 worst NASCAR drivers ever.

Clint Bowyer isn't just a NASCAR douchebag. He's pretty much an overall douchebag... Period. He's arrogant, a very obnoxious, sloppy drunk & disrespectful. Do I want to hang out with you? Um... No Clint. I don't make a habit of hanging out with people I want to throat punch...

Pretty much the Richmond thing. Not sure why he wasn't legally investigated for conspiring to alter the outcome of a wagering sports event. Not to mention costing everyone on the NAPA team their jobs. That's about as sorry as it gets.

He deliberately cheated and instead of benefiting his teamate, he cost him a ride.

25 Brian Scott

Just plain out bad I always predict he will spin out or wreak almost every week.

I hope nobody voted for him recently because he has improved a lot.

He always wrecks. EVERY RACE he's been in this season, he wrecks, from 23rd place. Ridiculous

I remember he somehow won the 2015 Talladega pole

8Load More
PSearch List