There’s a lot we can say about Greg Biffle’s incredible career. Since he started in 1995, he started climbing the ladder of NASCAR and doing it with aplomb. He won 20 times in the Xfinity Series from 1996 to 2009, and he also notched 17 wins in the Craftsman Trucks Series before being moved up to the big leagues.
When he started winning in the Cup Series (to the tune of 19 victories in more than 14 years), he became the sixth of only 36 drivers to win a race in each of NASCAR’s three national series. He’s also the first of only three drivers to have won a championship in both the Busch Series and the Craftsman Truck Series.
Ryan Newman – The Rocket Man
With a series of lightning-fast qualifying laps and an astounding 51 pole positions throughout his 20-plus-year career, Ryan Newman has more than earned his nickname. His number of pole positions ranks as the ninth-most in the history of the Cup Series. Not only that, but Newman also has plenty of cup wins since he started racing in 1993.
18, with some of the biggest moments on his resume being the 2008 Daytona 500 and the 2013 Brickyard 400. He’s still driving, which means that all the other drivers have to contend with his blazing speed as they try to find a victory. He has tons of other accolades, including several Rookie of the Year titles, and the 2003 Driver of the Year.
Sterling Marlin – The Repeat Winner
Making his NASCAR debut in 1976, right after high school, Sterling Marlin was destined for speedway greatness. He was actually filling in for his injured father, and while an oil pump failure ruined his chances in that race, he’d go on to make track champion at the historic Nashville Speedway USA twice between 1980 and 1982.
He won Rookie of the Year for the Winston Cup Series in 1983, and from then there was little that could stop him. He ended up winning the Daytona 500 two years in a row – 1994 and 1995 – and then the year after that he won the 1996 Winston 500. He’s been the Tennessee Professional Athlete of the Year twice, and he was also named one of NASCAR’s 75 greatest drivers.
Kyle Larson – The Dirt Track King
Kyle Larson attended his first race only a week after his birth. Thankfully, he wasn’t driving then. His first time driving was at the age of seven in outlaw karts in Northern California. In his teen years, he made a name for himself in open-wheel cars, earning him the nickname “Yung Money.”
He cashed in on his skill by joining NASCAR when he was only 20, quickly proving that he had what it takes to make it big. Since then, he’s been a big winner, with multiple Rookie of the Year awards and wins in all three NASCAR national series. Not only that, but he was the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series Champ. Even more, he’s also won the ARCA Menards Series! Truly prestigious.
Randy LaJoie – The Xfinity Champ
Beginning in go-karts when he was just 11 years old, Randy LaJoie couldn’t wait to get into the big leagues. He had to wait until he was 19, and then it was go time. He was the 1981 track champion in the sportsman division at the Danbury Fair RaceArena, and by 1983 he was part of the NASCAR North Tour, winning rookie of the year there.
He made a shot at the Daytona 500 that year but couldn’t qualify. The majority of LaJoie’s accolades have come out of the NASCAR Xfinity series. He’s won two championships in the series, 1996 and 1997, and three of his 15 career wins have come from the big season opener at Daytona International Speedway.