Who are the best drivers under 30 years old in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series?
Unlike other sports, where players enter the professional levels right out of college, NASCAR drivers must gain experience in lower professional levels before they make it to the Sprint Cup Series. Because drivers can race into their late 40s, a young driver in NASCAR is anyone under 30 years old.
The 2006 Rookie of the Year class was the last relevant rookie class in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. The class consisted of Denny Hamlin, Clint Bowyer, Martin Truex Jr., Reed Sorensen, J.J. Yeley, David Stremme and David Gilliland. Since then, the NASCAR Rookie of the Year race has not had much competition.
This season will be different. The 2014 ROTY class consists of Austin Dillon, Kyle Larson, Justin Allgaier, Michael Annett, Parker Kligerman, Ryan Truex, Cole Whitt and Alex Bowman. Dillon and Larson will have a good chance to win a race this season and may win a championship in the future.
Here is a list of the 10 best NASCAR Sprint Cup drivers under 30 years old.