David Smith, the Talladega-born founder of MotorsportsAnalytics. Cale Yarborough Yarborough won three times at Talladega -- in , and -- across two generations of race cars. His first two wins, for owners Junior Johnson and Harry Ranier, respectively, were the results of last-lap passes while his third contained a 0. Joey Logano Logano finished inside Talladega's top five just twice in his first 13 starts, but thanks to a recent tear that includes victories in , and , he is now tied for the most Talladega wins during the Gen-6 era and has a better winning percentage 15 percent than Jeff Gordon 13 percent. Davey Allison Allison only made 15 Cup Series starts at his home track, but he won three times -- twice in the Gen-3 era and his final win, in , in the Gen-4 era. He is one of two drivers with at least three victories at the track to have won races with and without a restrictor plate. From through , Baker led laps out of a possible in Moore's No. He won a fourth time -- the most of any driver in a Gen-2 car -- for owner Harry Ranier in
30. Fireball Roberts
But the folks inside the cars are the ones who inspire fans to spend an entire day sitting in the scorching sun, watching them drive in circles. Rudd also ranks in the top 30 for career laps led. He was a natural. Edwards was a two-time runner-up for the Cup Series championship, but he had a great knack for finishing near the top of the field every time he drove. In races, he had top finishes and posted the eighth-best average finish place of any driver since , according to Racing Reference. The fact that Edwards ranks in the top 30 for career wins, with 28, but outside the top 50 for career starts is a great measure of his talent at the wheel. Those victories are part of his 32 career wins in the Cup Series, which puts him inside the top He died at the age of 45, a day after quitting in the middle of a race because of heat exhaustion. He started in a ridiculous Cup Series races in his long career, giving him the third-most starts in history. Labonte won the season championship in and and finished in the top five for points five other years.
29. Ricky Rudd
By Thomas Delatte on February 17th, February is the shortest month of the year but it is the most exciting for racing fans because of the greatest race of the year, the Daytona Each year since , the Daytona has been the first race of the Sprint Cup Series.
Two others are future locks. Going into the season, he has a streak of at least one victory in 15 consecutive seasons. He won Cup championships in and The Intimidator won 76 races eighth overall in tries 0.