Being a clutch driver means being able to deliver when everything is on the line. They have to prove they can take all of the pressure of needing to win a race and not let it get to them as they cross the checkered finish line.
Clutch in NASCAR also means how well a driver can perform and save their car as they spin out at over 170 mph.
It's extremely stressful when a driver spins out of control, but only a certain few know how to handle that pressure and save not only their own cars, but they manage to avoid wrecking other drivers as well. Then they go on to win the race.
The ability to be clutch in NASCAR is something only a handful of drivers have.
There is no exact definition to the word clutch. The best explanation of the word comes from Wikipedia.
"A 'clutch' athlete is one who performs well in pivotal or high pressure situations."
With that definition in mind, here are five of the most clutch drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup circuit.