10 Greatest Race Car Drivers of All Time

Steve Kinser Williams Grove 1986Photo by Ted Van Pelt


Steve Kinser

Steve Kinser is a professional sprint car racer. He has won 20 championships in the World of Outlaws (WoO) series, and currently drives the #11 Bass Pro Shops car. Kinser left the World of Outlaws in 2006 to compete with the National Sprint Tour series, but returned to the World of Outlaws for the 2007 season. ESPN included him on their list of top drivers of all-time in 2008.

He became a World of Outlaws driver in 1978. In 1987, he won 46 features, including 12 in a row, and 24 of the last 26 events. He has won the Knoxville Nationals a record 12 times, the Gold Cup Race of Champions 12 times, and the Kings Royal at Eldora 7 times. As of February of 2014, he had won twenty WoO championships and 577 “A” features as of February 16, 2014. He was inducted in the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame in 2005. He has been described as the best sprint racer ever by columnists and even his rivals.

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