The 1990s were a great decade for NASCAR. Interest in the sport began to rise as a young upstart driver, Jeff Gordon, became the newest rival for the wily old veteran, Dale Earnhardt.
Together, these two, along with plenty of other talented drivers helped usher in a new generation of fans and helped in the continuing effort to make NASCAR a global sport.
But who was the greatest driver during the final decade of the 20th century? Was it the driver of the DuPont car, or was "The Intimidator" still the best in the business?
Clearly, many factors come into play when trying to pick the best of the best. A drivers win total, number of top-10 finishes, championships and overall consistency must all be taken into account when evaluating their decade-long success.
In the slides ahead, we are going to count down the 10 best NASCAR drivers over the course of the 1990s.
While the top five drivers of the decade are all either current or future Hall of Famers, only one of them is the best.