If you are a fan of car racing, you definitely know that NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) is the world’s most renowned racing series. In this article, we’ll discuss the Best NASCAR Racing Teams.
It is the real-life equivalent of your favorite childhood game, Need for Speed. A major factor in the NASCAR Cup Series’ fame is the presence of 17 full-time teams. So, without further ado, let’s check out the top 10 NASCAR racing team names.
#10. Rick Ware Racing
Rick Ware Racing is said to be the “biggest little team” in motorsports. They started racing in 1998 and joined full-time in 2017. This team has participated in a total of 277 races. Timmy Hill, Cole Custer, Joey Gase, Josh Bilickiof are the best drivers of the Rick Ware Racing Team. Their NASCAR Cup Series roster this season will include three full-time cars of the team. In most of the Cup Series schedule, Rick Ware Racing raced the No. 51 Chevrolet. There are many achievements of this team, like- they have won championships in the AMA Arenacross Series (2007, 2008, 2009), SCCA (1988), and the WMA Motocross Series (2006, 2007), but they had no luck when it comes to NASCAR despite their impressive track records.
#09. ThorSport Racing
Duke Thorson and his wife are the founders of ThorSport Racing. This team has won 36 games. Terry Cook, Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, Ben Rhodes are the best drivers of the team. ThorSport Racing team has 4 multiple full-time teams. Since 1996, this racing team has competed in the Truck Series. The team members will enter the season of 2021 with 1,296 starts under the belt of this team. ThorSports uses the most popular car brand Toyota for NASCAR racing. Ben Rhodes, driver of the No. 99 Toyota for ThorSport Racing, is in his sixth year (as of 2021) in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
#08. Richard Childress Racing
The current chairman, CEO, and NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Richard Childress founded Richard Childress Racing (RCR) in 1969. During the company’s history, RCR has won a total of 16 championships and achieved over 200 motorsports wins. Dale Earnhardt, Kevin Harvick, Clint Bowyer, and Jeff Burton are the best drivers of Richard Childress Racing.
RCR has won NASCAR’s Cup Series championship 6 times, all with driver Dale Earnhardt. But unfortunately, Dale died in a racing accident. This team uses the Chevrolet car company for NASCAR racing. The team value of this team is 160 million dollars in the US. This team has 2 teams.
#07. JD Motorsports
Johnny Davis founded JD Motorsports W/Gary Keller Racing team. They have not won any championship, but they are excellent in performance. Two significant players of JD motorsports Davis and Thurman, participated in 41 races and achieved one top-5 and seven top-10 finishes in their first few years. During the last few years, JD Motorsports has earned four top 5, 29 top 10, and numerous top 15. This team uses the Chevrolet car company for racing. Jeffery Earnhardt, Landon Cassil, Ryan Vargas, Colby Howard are some of the best drivers of the team.
#06. Wood Brothers Racing
Glen Wood founded Wood Brothers Racing in 1950, and it has been one of the best teams in the NASCAR cup series. It is also the oldest NASCAR team. Throughout their racing history, Wood Brothers Racing teammates have competed in more than 1,600 races and won 99 races. Junior Johnson, Cale Yarborough, David Pearson, Neil Bonnett, Buddy Baker, Kyle Petty, Dale Jarrett, Michael Waltrip, and Bill Elliott are some of the best drivers of the Wood Brothers Racing Team. This team uses Ford cars in NASCAR racing.
#05. Chip Ganassi Racing
Trackhouse Entertainment Group currently owns Chip Ganassi Racing. Chip Ganassi Racing has won 20 races in NASCAR. This team owns 2 cars in the race. Chip Ganassi Racings’ team value is 69 Million US dollars. Kyle Petty, Joe Nemechek, Juan Pablo Montoya, Jimmy Spencer, Jamie McMurray, and Sterling Marlin are the best drivers of Chip Ganassi Racing. Among them, Juan Pablo has achieved the most impressive wins. This team has 2 cars in the NASCAR series. The team has won 13 Open Wheel titles (4 in CART, 9 in IndyCar), 5 Grand-Am Road Racing championships, and 200 wins in all types of racing. They use Chevrolet car company for racing NASCAR.
#04. Team Penske
Team Penske has won over 500 races and 40 championships in the field of auto racing. Thus far, they have won three NASCAR championships and 179 races. Ryan Blaney, Bobby Allison, Kurt Busch, Rusty Wallace, Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano, etc., are the best drivers of this team. Among them, Rusty Wallace and Brad Keselowski achieved the most victories for the team. The team value of Penske is 152 million US dollars. The Penske team fields Ford Mustangs in the NASCAR Cup Series.
#03. Roush Fenway Racing
Roush Fenway Racing is one of the largest racing teams of NASCAR. This team has won 324 races and 8 driver’s championships. Jeff Burton, Carl Edwards, Matt Kenseth, Greg Biffle, Jamie McMurray, and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. are some of the top drivers to have raced for Roush Fenway.
There is a team value of 75 million dollars for this team. Ford Brand has been the sole vehicle of choice for Rah Fenway Racing. Additionally, Roush-Yates Engines supplies engines for many Ford teams in NASCAR and ARCA racing.
#02. Joe Gibbs Racing
Joe Gibbs Racing has won 191 NASCAR Cup Series victories. Among the 11 drivers who won, there are 4 current drivers. They have won three Cup championships and more than 70 NASCAR races. Tony Stewert, Bobby Labonte, Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch are the top drivers of Joe Gibbs Racing.
The team value of Joe Gibbs Racing is 220 million US dollars. This team uses the cars of General Motors. An iBuyer company Offerpad will join Joe Gibbs Racing as a primary sponsor this season in both the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series.
#01. Hendrick Motorsports
NASCAR’s most famous team is Hendrick Motorsports. Across all three major series, since the team began, they have won 16 championships, won 307 races, and achieved 282 pole positions. Hendrick Motorsports has at least one NASCAR Cup Series championship with 20 different drivers.
Among them, Jeff Gordon won 93 times, and Jimmie Johnson won 83 times which is the highest record of all the drivers of Hendrick Motorsports. Some other top drivers of this team are- Terry Labonte (12), Chase Elliott (12), Darrell Waltrip (9), Dale Earnhardt Jr. (9), etc.
According to statistics of 2019, the Hendrick Motorsports team has a value of worth 315 million US dollars. This champion team mostly uses cars from NationsGuard, Freightliner Trucks, MetroTech Automotive, Valvoline, Cincinnati Inc. Hendrick Motorsports (HMS).
Every sport or race has some teams which do consistently very well. NASCAR racing is no different. So, from the above-mentioned list, you can find out about the top 10 NASCAR racing teams. And from them, it can be easily identified that Hendrick Motorsports is the overall Best NASCAR racing team.