18: Jimmie Johnson
Johnson is one of the longest-reigning NASCAR drivers still on the track, with a career that went from 2002 to 2017. In that timeframe, Johnson recorded 83 career race wins, not a bad feat considering the fierce competition of the era. Nowadays Johnson has remained in the limelight and has expressed interest in racing the Indianapolis 500. When Johnson isn’t burning up the asphalt, he also operates the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, which helps communities and families who are in need.
Few drivers have the personable appearance that Johnson has, and that has afforded him great popularity. More recently, Johnson has gotten into the commentating booth with his old rival Dale Earnhardt Jr. The two drivers provide unique in-depth perspectives of the next generation of drivers.