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Day: May 25, 2023

NASCAR 75th Anniversary Commemorative Magazine

Articles

Guides

Late Bloomers: NASCAR’s Best Older Rookies

With the Josh Berry news being announced, it seems that NASCAR is poised to have its’ next older rookie with Berry set to turn 33 this October. It got us thinking about other late bloomers in NASCAR. NASCAR has had its’ fair share of late-bloomers who started racing later than others normally would.

For the purposes of making this list, I will be using the age of these drivers first full-time or close to full-time Cup Series season. Even if they made sporadic NASCAR starts beforehand.

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75th Anniversary

1954

Lee Petty and Herb Thomas proved they were major contenders

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75th Anniversary

1957

Bus-driver turned racer defends his champion title again

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75th Anniversary

1959

Lee Petty earns his third championship trophy

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75th Anniversary

1960

Popular underdog becomes to newest Cup champion

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75th Anniversary

1961

Ned Jarrett and Rex White take the short track to contending

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