The leading authority on NASCAR, the award-winning staff of the Charlotte Observer, profiles the current storied legends driving today:
-- Bill Elliott: 1988 Winston Cup Champion and voted most popular driver 15 times.
-- Dale Jarrett: One of only five drivers on the list of NASCAR's 50 Best Drivers who is there with his father; 1999 Winston Cup Champion.
-- Terry Labonte: Two-time Winston Cup Champion and a top five finalist in his very first race.
-- Mark Martin: Current 2002 Winston Cup leader and two-time Winston Select 500 winner.
-- Ricky Rudd: Ninth on the all-time career earning list and second only to Richard Petty as race winner for 17 consecutive seasons.
-- Rusty Wallace: 1989 Winston Cup Champion with 23 big track, 24 ovals, and six road-course wins to his credit.