Crashing ruins the promise of a race day for NASCAR betting fans as well as drivers. It is possible for multiple cars to slide sideways at some tracks, sending the unluckiest among them taking heavy damage and ending their events early. Bookies.com crunched the data and found out which NASCAR drivers wreck the most and which wreck the least.

See the rest of the current NASCAR Cup Series drivers ranked by the percentage of races they have finished in their careers here.

  • Which NASCAR Drivers Fail To Finish Most Often?

    Driver Career Starts Running At Finish (RAF) Crash Rate
    Cody Ware 66 44 33%
    Todd Gilliland 11 8 27%
    Harrison Burton 12 9 25%
    Michael McDowell 404 263 23%
    Austin Cindric 18 14 22%
    Justin Haley 47 38 20%
    B.J. McLeod 94 77 18%
    Corey Lajoie 175 145 17%
    William Byron 155 132 15%
    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 339 292 14%
    Kyle Larson 270 233 14%
    Cole Custer 86 74 14%
    Bubba Wallace 159 139 13%
    Tyler Reddick 85 74 13%
    Erik Jones 194 169 13%
    Chase Briscoe 47 41 13%
    Ross Chastain 126 111 12%
    Ryan Blaney 245 215 12%
    Josh Bilicki 77 68 12%
    Christopher Bell 83 73 12%
    Aric Almirola 399 352 12%
    Martin Truex Jr. 596 531 11%
    Daniel Suarez 190 169 11%
    Kurt Busch 767 684 11%
    Kyle Busch 617 551 11%
    Alex Bowman 236 209 10%
    Chase Elliott 232 209 10%
    Chris Buescher 233 209 10%
    Austin Dillon 311 284 9%
    Joey Logano 482 442 8%
    Brad Keselowski 460 425 8%
    Denny Hamlin 589 542 8%
    Ty Dillon 177 163 8%
    Kevin Harvick 765 723 5%
  • Behind The NASCAR Crash Numbers

    You may be surprised by some of these numbers. First, it’s obvious that the Dillon boys are grandchildren of a race team owner because they know how to take care of equipment. Harvick, for example, has averaged fewer than two DNFs per season over a period of two decades. Good drivers don’t just compete but also avoid other drivers’ messes, and the prospect of a crash shouldn’t deter any bettor from backing them.

  • McDowell in the Fast-Lane

    McDowell is on the other end of this list. Firstly, he won the 2021 Daytona 500, so we know he can race at a high level in extremely tight traffic. The reason why McDowell’s crash rates are so high is that he raced for lower-end teams during the “start-and-park” era following the 2008 financial crash-when sponsors dried up, NASCAR race fields got sparse, and shoestring teams were able to collect a few grand by taking the checkered flag, coasting at the back for a few laps, and then reporting a breakdown.