There are numerous factors to take into account when trying to determine who the greatest at something is. When selecting the greatest NASCAR driver, the same holds true.
How do you determine greatness? Do you have to have the most wins? How many championships do you need to be called the best? Is being dominant in one series more important than domination in another series?
All of these are legitimate questions when trying to come up with a list of the best drivers. Over the course of NASCAR history, it is usually agreed upon that Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt in either order, are the two greatest drivers of all time.
But what about over the last 10 years? I have compiled my list of the 30 greatest drivers since the turn of the century.
Keep in mind, that there is no mathematical formula that can clearly say one driver is better than another. This is purely my opinion, based on wins, championships, top 5's and 10's, which of the top three national series you were primarily a part of and how you stacked up against the competition of that particular series.