America’s All-Time Top 25 Speed Demons

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We consider all forms of auto racing, from NASCAR to Funny Car, so there’s only so scientific this can be. But these are our kings of speed. These are the 25 guys you dream of being when you switch on the ignition. Ladies and gentlemen! Start your engines!

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25. Dan Gurney, Formula One

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24. Steve Kinser, World of Outlaws

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23. Bob Glidden, NHRA Drag Racing

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22. Warren Johnson, NHRA Drag Racing

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21. Kenny Bernstein, NHRA Drag Racing

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20. Tony Schumacher, NHRA Drag Racing

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19. Shirley Muldowney, NHRA Drag Racing

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18. ‘Big Daddy’ Don Garlits

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17. John Force, NHRA Drag Racing

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16. Michael Andretti, Open-Wheel

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15. Al Unser, Open-Wheel

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14. Mario Andretti, Open-Wheel

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13. Rick Mears, Open-Wheel

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12. A.J. Foyt, Open-Wheel And NASCAR

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11. Rusty Wallace, NASCAR

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10. Bobby Allison, NASCAR

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9. ‘Gentleman’ Ned Jarrett, NASCAR

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8. Junior Johnson, NASCAR

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7. Darrell Waltrip, NASCAR

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6. Cale Yarborough, NASCAR

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5. David Pearson, NASCAR

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4. Jeff Gordon, NASCAR

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3. Jimmie Johnson, NASCAR

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2. Dale Earnhardt, NASCAR

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1. Richard Petty, NASCAR

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