Motorsport News

NASCAR’s 75 Greatest Drivers: Generation X

#11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, FedEx Freight Toyota Camry

NASCAR is celebrating its 75th anniversary all throughout the 2023 season.

In 1998, NASCAR had a panel select a list of its 50 greatest drivers for its golden anniversary.

Likewise, we at Frontstretch decided to put together our own list of the 75 greatest NASCAR drivers in honor of this year’s milestone. Seventeen of our writers weighed in to pick the 75 drivers, and we’ll be releasing four to seven drivers from that list every weekday for the next three weeks.

Similar to the one in 1998, this list is not a ranking of the top-75 drivers. Instead, we’ve broken the list down into categories, with a new category released each day (see the full list below). Within those categories, the drivers are listed in alphabetical order.

Up next: the stars of Generation X.

Greg Biffle

Trifectas of many ilks exist in NASCAR, but Greg Biffle might have one of the most unique: he claimed a championship, Most Popular Driver and Rookie of the Year titles in the NASCAR Xfinity and Craftsman Truck series as he rose through the sport’s ranks.

Once he arrived in the NASCAR Cup Series, Biffle drove full time for 13 seasons, scoring 19 wins for Roush Racing at NASCAR’s premier level. In lower series, his stats are undeniable: 20 Xfinity wins, 17 Truck victories and enviable top-10 stats: 149 top 10s in 244 appearances in the former, 55 top 10s in 83 starts in the latter.

Biffle won two Southern 500s, claiming the duo of crown-jewel victories in back-to-back years; the former of those came in a six-win, 21-top-10 2005 effort, which propelled the No. 16 to a second-place finish in the standings.

Additionally, as former fellow Roush driver and action sports legend Travis Pastrana prepares to return to NASCAR, Biffle has made his own ventures in the opposite direction: IROC, the 24 Hours of Daytona, Stadium Super Trucks and the Camping World SRX Series all dot his resume.

More recently, a much-heralded return to the Truck Series in 2019 came with Kyle Busch Motorsports at Texas Motor Speedway. Biffle led twice for 18 laps and won the damn thing. Age isn’t a detriment for the now-53-year-old. -Adam Cheek

Carl Edwards

A former substitute teacher from Columbia, Mo., Carl Edwards took the competition to school during a NASCAR career that spanned 15 years and included 72 wins across NASCAR’s three national-touring series, with 28 coming in the NASCAR Cup Series, 38 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, and six in the NASCAR…

Click Here to Read the Full Original Article at …