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Dale Earnhardt

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And 7x series champ is the record, until Jimmie Johnson breaks it.

Not a chance.

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dude, really with that avatar?

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Not a chance.

Jimmie is a 5 time champ right now and he isn't even 40 yet. He's second in points right now and it's a huge chance that he wins 6 in a row. Jimmie is in his prime right now and even when he isn't in his prime he's still better than 1/2 the field. He'll win 7 championships if not more.

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he will get to 7 but jimmie wont be considered one of the greatest of all time

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Jimmie is already considered one of the greatest of all time.

Chad Knaus doesn't get his due, Jimmie would be lucky to have one or two championships without Chad.

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Jimmie won the Daytona 500 and other races without Chad. That's just some BS that people say that don't like Jimmie. Chad has even gone on record and said that Jimmie has an amazing feel for what needs to be done to the car so that makes his job 10x easier.

Do you really think if they paired Chad and Kenny Wallace together Kenny would all a sudden become a world champion driver? Every single reason why people say Jimmie is overrated is bs and I could argue that with anyone. He wins because he can drive a damn race car like no one else and he has unparalleled desire.

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Where did I say it was all Chad?

I didn't, thank you.

I never said anything about Jimmie being overrated either, now did I?

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Jimmie is a 5 time champ right now and he isn't even 40 yet. He's second in points right now and it's a huge chance that he wins 6 in a row. Jimmie is in his prime right now and even when he isn't in his prime he's still better than 1/2 the field. He'll win 7 championships if not more.

Jimmy Johnson won't win another title. Besides, he isn't 1/2 the driver Dale was. Nascar has changed, it's all about who you drive for & Jimmy happens to drive for the most dominant team/owner of all-time.

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Jimmie won the Daytona 500 and other races without Chad. That's just some BS that people say that don't like Jimmie. Chad has even gone on record and said that Jimmie has an amazing feel for what needs to be done to the car so that makes his job 10x easier.

Do you really think if they paired Chad and Kenny Wallace together Kenny would all a sudden become a world champion driver? Every single reason why people say Jimmie is overrated is bs and I could argue that with anyone. He wins because he can drive a damn race car like no one else and he has unparalleled desire.

It doesn't hurt that he drives for Rick Hendrick. Makes it a little easier to beat your competition when you have twice as much money & resources as your competitors. I'm not knocking on Jimmie, he's a great driver. But he isn't even in the same league as Dale Earnhardt. I can name you 10-12 drivers who were better than Jimmie.

I joke at you younger guys spewing this BS not knowing who you are comparing him to. Between the Jimmie Johnson/Dale Earnhardt & Kobe Bryant/Michael Jordan comparisons that get spewed around it's hard not to just sit back & laugh.

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Where did I say it was all Chad?

I didn't, thank you.

I never said anything about Jimmie being overrated either, now did I?

Saying he only only would have won 2 titles without Chad is insinuating that he's overrated. I get what you're saying though because he is paired up with probably the best crew chief in the sport.

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It doesn't hurt that he drives for Rick Hendrick. Makes it a little easier to beat your competition when you have twice as much money & resources as your competitors. I'm not knocking on Jimmie, he's a great driver. But he isn't even in the same league as Dale Earnhardt. I can name you 10-12 drivers who were better than Jimmie.

I joke at you younger guys spewing this BS not knowing who you are comparing him to. Between the Jimmie Johnson/Dale Earnhardt & Kobe Bryant/Michael Jordan comparisons that get spewed around it's hard not to just sit back & laugh.

Dale Earnhardt drove for top level teams for most of his career too. So saying Jimmie only wins because of his equipment is stupid seeing that Dale himself also had great equipment. If you know as much as you're saying you do you'd realize that just because a owner supplies the equipment doesn't guarantee success. Brian Vickers and Casey Mears struggled their entire stays with Hendrick while Jimmie dominated while they were in the same equipment.

I do think that Dale is better than Jimmie but if Jimmie keeps dominating like he is he at least has to enter the conversation with Dale, Petty, and Gordon as being the best ever.

But if you really think Jimmie won't win another title you're crazy. He's only 35 years old and that's YOUNG for Nascar. He has 54 wins and 5 championships. He usually wins around 5-6 races a year and is constantly in the top ten at every track. He has no weakness and every challenger that has tried to take him down has fallen. He isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

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Dale Earnhardt drove for top level teams for most of his career too. So saying Jimmie only wins because of his equipment is stupid seeing that Dale himself also had great equipment. If you know as much as you're saying you do you'd realize that just because a owner supplies the equipment doesn't guarantee success. Brian Vickers and Casey Mears struggled their entire stays with Hendrick while Jimmie dominated while they were in the same equipment.

I do think that Dale is better than Jimmie but if Jimmie keeps dominating like he is he at least has to enter the conversation with Dale, Petty, and Gordon as being the best ever.

Gordon isn't on Earnhardt's level either.

Dale Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Darrell Waltrip, Cale Yarborough, Junior Johnson, David Pearson, etc......

And Dale Earnhardt drove for Richard Childress Racing most of his career. But guess what, they weren't a top tier team until Dale took over NASCAR & started dominating. Earnhardt won rookie of the year & the Cup Series Championship in consecutive years, with a mediocre team.

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