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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.

You're one of them people that think that just because the drivers are older that means they're better. I don't even like Jeff Gordon but I recognize he's one of the best drivers ever. Richard Childress has always had good equipment and has been a good team to go to. Why else would Dale sign with him for? The best drivers sign with the best teams. I'm sure that Earnhardt would have signed with Rick Hendrick if the opportunity arose so I guess if he would have that automatically takes away from his legacy?

Even if you do want to make the argument that the teams win races but Dale is still the best, I can discredit that too. When Dale Earnhardt died Kevin Harvick took over and won Atlanta what...3 weeks later? So either Kevin Harvick is a talented driver or both he and Earnhardt was a product of their team.

Jimmie wins because he has talent.

Dale won because he had talent.

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The chase has skewed how we judge drivers

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You're one of them people that think that just because the drivers are older that means they're better. I don't even like Jeff Gordon but I recognize he's one of the best drivers ever. Richard Childress has always had good equipment and has been a good team to go to. Why else would Dale sign with him for? The best drivers sign with the best teams. I'm sure that Earnhardt would have signed with Rick Hendrick if the opportunity arose so I guess if he would have that automatically takes away from his legacy?

Even if you do want to make the argument that the teams win races but Dale is still the best, I can discredit that too. When Dale Earnhardt died Kevin Harvick took over and won Atlanta what...3 weeks later? So either Kevin Harvick is a talented driver or both he and Earnhardt was a product of their team.

Jimmie wins because he has talent.

Dale won because he had talent.

Actually it was the other way around. Childress signed Earnhardt, & Dale signed with him because he was poor & trying to make a living. Richard Childress Racing was nothing before he signed Dale Earnhardt.

Kevin Harvick winning one race, with the team that Dale Earnhardt built, does not make him talented. Look at how poorly he's done with the same team Earnhardt dominated with.

Dale Earnhardt finished 2nd in points 4 times in his career. In '92 Wallace beat him out by a mere 4-8 points. In '00, his last full season before he died, Earnhardt again finished 2nd in points. That was at the age of 49 & 23 years into his career. He was a dominant driver for over 2 decades.

Jimmie is a great driver who is respected by other drivers.

Dale was a driver that was respected, admired, & feared by other drivers. Nobody wanted to see the black #3 in their rearview mirror.

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Actually it was the other way around. Childress signed Earnhardt, & Dale signed with him because he was poor & trying to make a living. Richard Childress Racing was nothing before he signed Dale Earnhardt.

Kevin Harvick winning one race, with the team that Dale Earnhardt built, does not make him talented. Look at how poorly he's done with the same team Earnhardt dominated with.

Dale Earnhardt finished 2nd in points 4 times in his career. In '92 Wallace beat him out by a mere 4-8 points. In '00, his last full season before he died, Earnhardt again finished 2nd in points. That was at the age of 49 & 23 years into his career. He was a dominant driver for over 2 decades.

Jimmie is a great driver who is respected by other drivers.

Dale was a driver that was respected, admired, & feared by other drivers. Nobody wanted to see the black #3 in their rearview mirror.

Do you think people like seeing the 48 in their mirror? If he's there chances are they're going to get passed. It's pretty obvious that most of the guys think he's unbeatable. Just look at how Denny Hamlin reacted last year when Jimmie started putting pressure on him.

Discrediting RCR is just stupid, man. You're grasping at straws with that. They're every bit as good as Hendrick is they just don't go out and sign huge name drivers. If Richard is such a bad owner why didn't Dale sign with a better team after he started dominating? Jimmie and Dale both have drove great equipment during their career so that point is moot.

Jimmie has finished 5th twice, 2nd twice, and 1st 5 times. He has 54 career wins in around 350 career starts.

Dale Earnhardt has 7 championships and 76 wins in around 700 starts.

Therefore if Jimmie continues at this pace he'll have at least 15 more wins than Dale Earnhardt and a few more championships than him at the exact same time in their careers. After you add in the huge spike in competition, it's obvious Jimmie is the man.

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jimmy? jimmie?

he's a ***.

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no. nobody is scared by seeing the 48 in their mirror!

hahahahaha

geeezus come on man.

fug the 48.

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I guess that's why everyone who ever tries to challenge him for the title fails. If I was in first and the 48 was behind me I know for a fact I would be worried. Since he's the best driver in the world today that makes sense though. I'm sure if you look hard enough you'll find interviews where Jimmie got in peoples head and fuged them up.

Just look at last year. Denny had the championship in the bag and then he crumbled under the pressure after Jimmie started coming at him hard.

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no. nobody is scared by seeing the 48 in their mirror!

hahahahaha

geeezus come on man.

f**k the 48.

I got a badass Lowes jacket. I <3 teh 48

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I guess that's why everyone who ever tries to challenge him for the title fails. If I was in first and the 48 was behind me I know for a fact I would be worried. Since he's the best driver in the world today that makes sense though. I'm sure if you look hard enough you'll find interviews where Jimmie got in peoples head and f**ked them up.

Just look at last year. Denny had the championship in the bag and then he crumbled under the pressure after Jimmie started coming at him hard.

Formula 1 drivers are 10x better than NASCAR drivers.......

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Do you think people like seeing the 48 in their mirror? If he's there chances are they're going to get passed. It's pretty obvious that most of the guys think he's unbeatable. Just look at how Denny Hamlin reacted last year when Jimmie started putting pressure on him.

Discrediting RCR is just stupid, man. You're grasping at straws with that. They're every bit as good as Hendrick is they just don't go out and sign huge name drivers. If Richard is such a bad owner why didn't Dale sign with a better team after he started dominating? Jimmie and Dale both have drove great equipment during their career so that point is moot.

Jimmie has finished 5th twice, 2nd twice, and 1st 5 times. He has 54 career wins in around 350 career starts.

Dale Earnhardt has 7 championships and 76 wins in around 700 starts.

Therefore if Jimmie continues at this pace he'll have at least 15 more wins than Dale Earnhardt and a few more championships than him at the exact same time in their careers. After you add in the huge spike in competition, it's obvious Jimmie is the man.

By your logic Bill Russel was better than Michael Jordan, & Ben Roethlisberger is better than Peyton Manning. :rolleyes:

I'm not talking about Championships, I'm talking about dominating on the race track. Nobody out there drives like Dale did, he wanted to win every single race.

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By your logic Bill Russel was better than Michael Jordan, & Ben Roethlisberger is better than Peyton Manning. :rolleyes:

I'm not talking about Championships, I'm talking about dominating on the race track. Nobody out there drives like Dale did, he wanted to win every single race.

7 Championships and 54 wins is dominating. Jimmie has dominated just as much as Dale ever did hence why they've started calling him "The Dominator" Do you not think that every single driver out there doesn't "want" to win every single race? Do you think that all the drivers besides Dale just go out there and don't care if they win or lose? You're seriously destroying all credibility now, dude.

and F-1 is a completely different thing. Their drivers would suck in NASCAR and NASCAR drivers would suck in F-1. It isn't even comparable.

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I would say Jimmie Johnson is in the conversation with Richard Petty, David Pearson, Dale Earnhardt, Cale Yarbarough, etc. He might not have the "Earnhardt attitude" and he's not flashy but he gets results. Period. He's won every big race there is to win; Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, Southern 500, Coca-Cola 600, the All-Star race. Not to mention five consecutive championships along with two runner up finishes. If Johnson continues at this pace you could make a very solid argument that he is the best ever. There is no ceiling for how much more Johnson can accomplish.

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