NASCAR Race Hub’s top 50 drivers of all time: 32-26

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'NASCAR' Race Hub' unveils drivers 32 through 26 on their list of the top 50 drivers of all time, voted on by 21 crew members on the show.

- 32 on our list is Davey Allison. Now, you look at Davey. 19 career wins. Daytona 500. Again, another talented driver whose career was cut short. Shannon.

SHANNON: Benny Parsons comes in at 31. Of course, 21 victories. Does have a Cup Championship and a 500 victory,

- In at number 30 is Fred Lorenzen. 26 career wins, including a victory in the Daytona 500.

SHANNON: How about a guy that's a Cup championship, an Xfinity series championship, and 24 victories. That would be our friend Brad Keselowski.

- No surprise that Brad's there. And next to him on the list, number 28, another Cup champion. 29 career victories for Kurt Busch, driving now with Stewart Haas Racing.

SHANNON: That is right. There. There you go. 27, we got Rex White coming in at 27, right under Kurt Busch, or right above Kurt Busch and Brade Keselowski, I should say.

- And let's go to 26. This will complete the countdown on day number one. Bobby's brother Terry, a two time champion. Of course, a win for two different teams when he picked up those two championships. Your reaction what we saw there, 32 to 26. Let's start with you and brother Terry. You both made the top 50.

- Well I did vote for you a little higher than that. But-- obviously, other people might not have to lower it. But no, really, I mean, you think of what Terry has done, and obviously, I've been part of his career as a mechanic working back at Hagen Racing back in the day. And you know, I personally, again, it's so-- I personally know the hardships that he went through. I mean, I remember broken legs. I remember ribs and all this stuff. And but yet, at the same time, you look at the two championships spread apart by many years.

- 12 years, yeah.

- Yup, the I Rock championship. All the starts. You know, so you weigh that in. And I think that, you know, when I look at-- when I look at my brother as not just my brother, but look at stats, I think this guy's pretty tough. And they don't come much tougher than him. So-- and he also won two championships doing that.

- Yeah. It's 655 consecutive starts. If this was just the Larry Mac vote, you would have not seen Terry Labonte's name today. It would not have been showed up until tomorrow. But you know, seeing Davey Allison, I know I speak with my heart a little bit. But kind of going back to what I said about Tim Richmond. Working with Davey Allison, I know what talent was there, and I know what he would have accomplished had his career not been cut short. And he just had that knack for going out there and winning those big races. The Daytona 500, the Coke 600. He had a knack for really stepping it up when the stakes were high.

SHANNON: He is a lot higher on the list than some of the other guys who just have one of those marquee victories.

- Well, and he's honestly a little higher on the list than maybe even he was on my list. I knew he was even one of the original NASCAR 50 Greatest Drivers. So I knew he was going to be on there and I'm glad to see him on there.

- Regan, I think when you look at Davey Allison, he and Tim Richmond, for me, when I was going through the list, were in a similar place. Just because the body of work was so small. But the victories were big and the win percentage was very high.

- And I think you hit it on the head there. The win percentage is a big deal. And then Davey Allison won almost 10% of the races. Actually he did win 10% of the races he ran. 191 races, 19 wins. That's almost right at 10%. And you can't say that that would carry on throughout the entire career had he run 500, 600, 700 races. But had it even carried on close to that, he'd be a guy that we're talking about as 50, 60 wins more than likely. And I know that's all hypothetical. But to me, I still weigh that in just a little bit. And admittedly, much like Larry, I was-- Davey Allison was my guy as a kid. So I probably weighted him a little bit higher than most because of that. And I couldn't get out of my brain.

SHANNON: But that's a personality favorite thing, right? I mean, didn't you say that's not why you did it?

- Not about the driver. That's just my personality. It's purely my personality, that point. And I had to vote. So I did what I wanted with it.

- There you go.

- You know, it's interesting, in this segment, is we've seen a couple of names that are competing right now. Martin Truex Jr, the reigning champion, who won two Xfinity titles. And Brad Keselowski, who was in front of Martin, who has a Cup Championship and an Xfinity title. Brad in front of Martin, but had almost 10 more career wins. How do you manage the difference in those two?

- Yeah, I would say just, the success that Brad Keselowski has had almost the entire time he's been here. You know, he won his first career race driving for James Finch at Talladega in that '09 car. So, I would say it's probably more about the length of time he's been here and what he's really accomplished. I can't really say that Brad Keselowski has had any kind of a slump since he's really been here.

- His rookie year was really the only struggle that he's had. Ever since then, he's been consistent. He's been rolling off those three, four, five wins a year, getting the championship thrown in there. And I don't think any of us right here sitting here can say he's not going to get another championship at some point down the road.

SHANNON: You see Kurt Busch here, number 28. You know, you had mentioned, I think it was Ryan Newman, sort of a lull or maybe [INAUDIBLE] sort of a lull in their career. This doesn't seem to have affected Kurt. Because obviously, when he left Roush, there was some some time. And now he's doing what he's done, won the 500 with Stewart Haas Racing. That you don't think that played into this decision?

- Well, I think the difference with Kurt is the lull in Kurt's career came while he was driving equipment that most of us knew was sub par. And it wasn't as good as what other guys were in. And that was because of-- he did it to himself. It was a situation he put himself in. But that's where that lull came from. So I didn't look at those years the same way as maybe I would somebody else who was in top notch equipment who had teammates that were winning at the same time. I didn't look at those years for Kurt quite the same way. I weighted them just a little bit differently.

- And I think his championship was a watershed moment in our sport. It was the first year of the playoffs in 2004. So, that winning the Daytona 500. But I know we've talked about current drivers. Glad to see Fred Lorenzen in there. You know, again, there's that number. 26 cup wins, big wins. Daytona 500, Coke 600. There was even a time in the '60s, seven Martinsville races. He won five of them. And so I'm glad-- I think he will deserved to be--

- And only ran 159 races. It was a small body of work.

- I'm going back to Kurt Busch for a minute. We had him at 28. My personal list had him at 29. But when I was doing some research today, wins in 14 different seasons. I almost felt like, man. Maybe he should have been higher. That's a tough accomplishment when you look at the era in which he has raced and the competition that he has faced on a weekly basis.