The Most Famous and Youngest NASCAR Drivers
NASCAR stands for the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing and is an American racing company. Bill France Sr laid the foundation of this company in 1948. It is famous for stock car racing and has many records of the youngest NASCAR drivers.
People who love to watch NASCAR enjoy it the same way the driver enjoys during his race. They feel the same hustle and bustle during the race with the rising voices of the crowd. Many racers made records in the racing industry.
Most people drive their mini cars and enjoy it by getting their heads out of the windows and moving their hands in the air. It gives us a great feeling that increases our energy. So, think about the racers who participate in the NASCAR race and enjoy their lives. Many men and women took part in NASCAR racing, and here, we will discuss some of them.
1. Chase Elliot
Date of Birth: November 28, 1995
Place of Birth: Dawsonville, Georgia
Age: 26 years (As of 2022)
Award: NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year (2014)
Chase Elliot drives as No. 9 for the Hendricks Motorsports team in a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE. He performed very well in the 014 NASCAR Nationwide Series Championship and did not disappoint the car company.
Hendrick Motorsports had not seen victory for four years. Later, Elliot joined the team and won an award after winning the race. It was 2020 when he drove for this team and won the Cup Series.
The racer belonged to a racer family and did not break the series of Championship winners. He has appeared in magazines and shows before getting fame in the racing industry. He made his appearance in the Dude Perfect Show.
2. Cody Ware
Date of Birth: November 7, 1995
Place of Birth: Greensboro, North Carolina
Age: 27 years (As of 2022)
Award: Asian Le Mans Series championship from 2019 to 2020 with RWR
Cody Ware belonged to the third generation of racer family with experience of driving a sports car and stock car. Cody has competed full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series for the team named Rick Ware Racing, and he drove the No. 51 Ford Mustang.
In 2014, he won the Rookie of the Year honors after competing in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series. Next year, Cody became a member of the MAKE Motorsports team and participated in the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
In 2018, the racer faced health issues and fought anxiety and depression. Afterward, doctors diagnosed him with Asperger syndrome. Once, his friends burnt him badly using petrol and fire in a jungle.
3. Ryan Blaney
Date of Birth: December 31, 1993
Place of Birth: Ohio
Age: 28 years (As of 2022)
Award: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Rookie of the Year Award (2013)
Ryan Blaney belongs two the third generation of racers in the Blaney household. He is the son of Dave Blaney, who has raced for a Cup Series in his time. The name of Ryan’s grandfather is Lou Blaney, and he was a dirt track legend.
The racers from the Blaney family get stronger and better with time and modern cars. The youngest racer was only 9 when he won his first race. Currently, he drives as No. 12 for the team NAmed Team Penske.
He has two sisters whose names are Erin and Emma. Emma is the wife of a famous NASCAR driver named Cale Conley. The family tried to stay in touch with the racing industry. Ryan is so passionate that he has a franchise tattoo on his right leg.
4. Bubba Wallace
Date of Birth: October 8, 1993
Place of Birth: Mobile, Alabama, United States
Age: 29 years (As of 2022)
Award: Rookie of the Year award
Bubba Wallace is an American-based professional stock car driver. He began his racing career in Legends car racing and the Bandolero series, and he was only nine at that time. He has won the title of the youngest driver at the Greenville-Pickens Speedway series.
He competes as a full-time driver in the NASCAR Cup Series. Likewise, he drives the No. 23 Toyota Camry for the team named 23XI Racing. In 1987, he joined the Busch North Series as the youngest NASCAR driver.
Ryan Blaney is his best friend, and they met for the first time at a race of Bandoleros. He has faced depression and stress many times during his teenage years. Bubba has taken part in many films and songs, such as Cars 3 and Motley Crew.
5. Kyle Larson
Date of Birth: June 31, 1992
Place of Birth: Elk Grove, California
Age: 30 years (As of 2022)
Award: NASCAR Cup Series Champion (2021)
Kyle Larson is an experienced man who can beat anyone. He has been a dirt track racer for some time during his career. He attended his first race with his parents, and he was only one week old at that time.
He is the winner of various series, including the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series, a 3x Grand Prix, a 2x NASCAR All-Star, and the 2021 Coca-Cola 600. He can join Uber as a well-experienced and competent driver.
The racer has earned fame through events such as Knoxville Nationals, the King’s Royal, and the 24 Hours of Daytona race. He has played roles as an actor in many films, including Logan Lucky, in which he appeared as the run-of-the-mill limo driver.
6. Joey Logano
Date of Birth: May 24, 1990
Place of Birth: Middletown, Connecticut
Age: 31 years (As of 2022)
Award: Spring Cup Series Rookie of the Year (2009)
Joey Logano is one of the youngest NASCAR drivers who has won the Nationwide in the Meijer 300. He began his career in racing when he was only 6. Joey won this award when at the age of 18.
At the age of 31, he does not show the age factors and gets more fit with time. His increasing age does not affect his speed. Currently, he drives in the Ford Mustang GT NASCAR cup series for the well-known team called Team Penske as No. 22.
The racer is also famous for his performance in movies such as Drive, Twin Turbos, Logan Lucky, and Sharknado 3: Oh. In 2009, he stood as the youngest winner in Cup Series history at the Lenox Industrial Tools 301.
7. Trevor Bayne
Date of Birth: February 19, 1991
Place of Birth: Knoxville, Tennessee
Age: 31 years (As of 2022)
Award: Daytona 500 Winner (2011)
Trevor Bayne is the one who won the Daytona 500 when he was only 20. He was only five when he participated in racing for the first time. He is also famous as the biggest in the NASCAR family. The driver named Trey Bayne is his younger brother.
The racer participated in NASCAR for a short time but earned much fame in this short period. He won the second race in the top series of NASCAR, and it was his first and last success in this field. He also owns Mahalo Coffee Roasters in Knoxville.
Trevor participated in 187 races during his career nine years. He is a patient with multiple sclerosis that he announced on November 12, 2013. In 2022, he collaborated with Joe Gibbs Racing for seven races and chose No 18 Toyota.
8. James Beuscher
Date of Birth: March 26, 1990
Place of Birth: Melbourne, Florida
Age: 32 years (As of 2022)
Award: ASA Most Popular Driver (2006)
James’s racing career consisted of seven years, during which he participated in 91 races. Anyone can get motivation from his life and awards in this short period. He has taken part in the 2012 Camping World Truck Series Champion.
The racer lost his position in NTS Motorsports even after his struggles and decided to become a real estate agent. It was difficult for him to work as an agent, but he worked hard and made his place in this industry.
In 2020, James decided to rejoin the racing and participated in Truck Series Race for Niece Motorsports. He is famous and known as one of the youngest NASCAR drivers. Likewise, the racer is the son-in-law of Steve Turner, a former car owner.