Chase Elliott might be NASCAR’s most popular driver but when it comes to the die cast model cars collected by the fans, he’s no better than third place; but does appear more than once in the top 10.

He may be one of the drivers that some fans love to hate but when it comes to buying die cast cars, the number one car of Ross Chastain leads the pack…and not just any Ross Chastain car; it’s the “Hail Melon” car that Chastain drove in the cut off race at Martinsville where he rode the wall to race his way into the championship four.

Lionel Racing has released the top 10 best selling cars for 2022.  Sales numbers are determined from wholesale outlets, dealers, team stores, and Lionel’s own online store.

The top 10 cars sold in 2022:
1. Ross Chastain Moose Fraternity Martinsville Raced Version Checkers or Wreckers Chevrolet
2. Kurt Busch Jordan Brand Kansas Win Toyota
3. Chase Elliott NAPA Chevrolet
4. Dale Earnhardt Jr. Sun Drop Late Model
5. Richard Petty STP Firecracker 400 200th Win 1984 Pontiac
6. Kyle Larson Chevrolet
7. Chase Elliott Hooters Chevrolet
8. Chase Elliott NAPA Nashville Win Chevrolet
9. Chase Elliott NAPA Dover Win Chevrolet
10. Austin Cindric Discount Tire Daytona 500 Win For