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Best NASCAR Driver: All Time

There are many drivers that hold a valid claim to the title Best NASCAR Driver: All Time. Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, David Pearson, and a host of others have been called “The Best” at one point or another. Simply walk into a room with NASCAR fans and mention that Jeff Gordon is the best driver ever and immediately half the room will love you, while the other half will despise you (because, of course, they are Earnhardt fans) But what qualifications must we place on such a great and ambitious title? Depending on your qualifications and requirements for the best driver of all time, you will arrive at different conclusions.

Who is the Best NASCAR Driver: All Time?

If career wins is a key ingredient to the best NASCAR driver of all time, Richard Petty, would take top honor. The King, as he is called, won 200 Winston Cup races throughout his career. He also won the coveted Daytona 500 seven times and was the Winston Cup Champion seven times as well. If money earned is considered, Dale Earnhardt would be your man. The Intimidator, who would do anything to win, won $41 million in his career on his way to tying Richard Petty with seven Winston Cup Championships. Of course, if potential is taken into consideration, you must take into account Jeff Gordon’s 49 wins and 3 Winston Cup Championships, all by the age of 28. So who’s the best NASCAR driver of all time? I guess it all depends on how you look at it…

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