Lionel Racing offers up 10 top sellers for NASCAR diecasts in 2016


On the track, we should all know Jimmie Johnson was king this past season in NASCAR, driving his No. 48 to a record-tying seventh championship.

In the ballot box for fan voting, there were no surprises as Dale Earnhardt Jr. took home the  most-popular driver award for the 14th consecutive year despite missing a chunk of the season with concussion issues.

But who’s tops when it comes to NASCAR diecast sales? Well, Lionel Racing has that covered.


The officially licensed NASCAR diecast-maker issued its Top 10 list for best-sellers this year and it’s rookie Chase Elliott whose No. 24 Chevy tops the list, which does include a number of Earnhardt and Johnson rides. It’s the first time in five years that Earnhardt was not No. 1 on the list.

“Chase Elliott’s arrival on the NASCAR scene has been big, and the overwhelming popularity of his first rookie NASCAR Sprint Cup Series die-cast is further proof that race fans relate to him and everything he represents,” said Lionel Racing President Howard Hitchcock.

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