Traditionally, NASCAR drivers are looked down on in the world of motorsports because people do not see them as being as talented as drivers from other series.
This stereotype is one that still plagues NASCAR today, and like most stereotypes it is untrue. NASCAR has some of the top-level driver talent in the world and has a rich history of talented drivers.
This list ranks which drivers I think are the most talented in NASCAR. The way I like to define a talented driver is one who, if asked, could sit behind the wheel of any vehicle on any surface and be a threat to win.
This ranges from short- and long-paved ovals, road courses, flat dirt tracks and off-road to stock cars or open-wheelers, and I think many will be surprised at how rich NASCAR is in terms of driver talent.