If you've been a NASCAR fan for a while, this list will likely confound you. "How could somebody not know him?" you might ask. "Or him? Or him?!?!"
For all of your frustration, you might be right. What you're about to read is a list of high-caliber NASCAR drivers, both past and present, that don't have the world's highest Q scores. In other words, they're not Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Jimmie Johnson or Danica Patrick.
All of these drivers have major accomplishments—Daytona 500 wins or championships in some high-level form of racing—on their resumes. Some are active, some aren't, but most have enjoyed popularity within the sport for their accomplishments.
No, you might not believe this list is accurate. But as much as true NASCAR fans may know everything about the following drivers, the casual fan would be completely in the dark about them. Test your less knowledgeable friends on these names, and if they don't know them, take some time to educate.