They’re the talk of the town if you reside in NASCAR Country. As America’s most-watched form of motorsports ushers in a new era of young stars, a collection of hot-shoes with unlimited potential are rising up NASCAR’s ladder.
These are The Futures: Ten drivers who fans will hear from on a regular basis throughout this season. Some, like Christopher Bell, Tyler Reddick and Cole Custer, are second-year NASCAR Cup Series drivers with plenty of promise. Others are recent ARCA Menards Series or Camping World Truck Series call-ups who haven’t yet reached the sport’s summit.
With apologies to William Byron, The Futures list captures drivers with one or fewer years of accrued Cup Series experience, so some of the sport’s popular 20-somethings didn’t make the cut.
From “Dirt Princess” to the son of “The Mayor,” however, there are plenty of personalities in this assortment of pedal-mashing prodigies.
BY AARON BURNS