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NASCAR's 75 Most Significant Racers of All-Time List to be Curated by Site Founder AJ Appeal

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AJ Appeal, founder of, has returned to the stock car world for a special project in celebration of NASCAR's 75th anniversary. As part of the celebration, AJ has curated a list of the 75 most significant racers in NASCAR history. Each driver on the list has been specifically reviewed and both a historic and statistic analysis of the driver was considered for their inclusion.

Appeal, who left for another opportunity in the world of racing, is excited to be back in the NASCAR scene for this original content. "NASCAR has a rich history, and it's an honor to curate this list," said Appeal. "Each driver on the list has left an indelible mark on the sport, and it's important to recognize their contributions."

Site Administrator Adam Carabine offered the following sentiment. “We’re so excited to have AJ back to help celebrate 75 years of NASCAR. This list of the 75 most significant drivers is a testament to the rich history and legacy of the sport. We’re thrilled to contribute to the ongoing coverage of NASCAR and to continue providing fans with the best content possible.”

The list will include drivers from NASCAR's early years to the modern era, showcasing the evolution of the sport over the past 75 years. It will be released in weekly installments of 5-10 drivers, giving fans and enthusiasts a chance to relive some of the greatest talents in NASCAR history.

For more information on the project, please visit

About AJ Appeal: AJ Appeal is a former motorsports journalist and the founder of He currently serves as the digital coordinator of John Force Racing in the NHRA. With years of experience covering motorsports, Appeal is a respected voice in the racing community. His current work can be followed at or via Twitter, @NHRAppeal

About Racing Refresh: Racing Refresh, established in 2020, is a media outlet that prides itself on delivering high-quality journalism and insightful press-focused analysis of motorsports in North America. Our team comprises writers from diverse socio-economic and culturally relevant backgrounds, fostering a transparent and inclusive atmosphere.

In recognition of our commitment to excellence, we were granted a media credential with NASCAR in April 2021, allowing us to cover their sport full-time on location. We were also awarded media approval to Indycar in May 2021, and promoted writer Collin Best to exclusively cover open-wheel content. Our coverage extends beyond these series, with Chief Motorsports Correspondent Crystal Clay having covered NHRA events in the past, on-location.

Founder AJ Appeal departed the company in 2023 to pursue other ventures. A seamless transition occurred when co-editor Adam Carabine assumed leadership of the brand, based out of Vancouver, British Columbia. We remain dedicated to expanding our coverage to include a wide range of racing disciplines, ensuring our readers receive the most comprehensive coverage possible.


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