Just a fun realization about the last 15 years..

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by jaqua19, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Has anyone else taken a second to realize that we've witnessed 4 of the 10 greatest drivers of all time race against each other in their (arguable) primes?

    Gordon, Stewart, Johnson and Busch.

    Has there ever been a time period where this many of the best raced each other while they were all in championship form?

    Gordon won a title against Stewart, and competed for titles against the other 3.

    Stewart won 3 titles vs Jeff, 2 vs Johnson and 2 vs Busch

    Johnson won 6 vs Jeff, 7 vs Busch and 7 vs Stewart

    Busch won 1 vs Jeff, 1 vs Tony and 2 vs Johnson.

    That's freakin awesome.

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  2. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Don't forget Harvick. I think he's this generation's Mark Martin, a historically great driver who goes underappreciated because he didn't rack up the same stats as Kyle Busch and Jimmie Johnson.

    Kyle's the greatest talent in the history of stock car racing, so anyone who's won a championship since 2005 should be considered an all-time great IMO.
  3. Ventisca

    Ventisca Team Owner

  4. Larsonfan1995

    Larsonfan1995 Team Owner

    I think Hamlin fits the Mark Martin role. Harvick reminds me more of his boss.
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  5. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Harvick too, yeah. That Kyle comment is cartoonish though.

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  6. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Oh, guess who's gonna pass Tony on the wins list?
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  7. jaqua19

    jaqua19 Team Owner

    Harv. Got a ways to go before catching him in titles though.

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  8. Joker

    Joker #1 Harvick Fan

    Really activates the almonds huh?
  9. StandOnIt

    StandOnIt Farm Truck

    Record number of different champions for a decade 7

    Johnson, 3 titles, Kyle 2, Stewart 1, Keselowski 1, Logano 1, Harvick 1, Truex 1,
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  10. Mispeedway15

    Mispeedway15 Team Owner

    Meh maybe a little too high but he’s what 34 and is only 20 wins away from eclipsing Dale.

    I gotta disagree with Andy, the greatest pure talent was Jeff Gordon. 93 wins is frickin absurd, and he changed the game by coming onto the scene at 22 years old which was unheard of back then.

    IMO people get too caught up in titles, and while great, wins in my opinion is the ultimate test of greatness in an individual sport (golf, tennis, racing).
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  11. Team Penske

    Team Penske Team Owner

    AND being a car owner for most of the time.
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  12. ChexOrWrex

    ChexOrWrex Ya gotta wanna

    1998 will never be replicated. That season alone puts him at GOAT status, especially versus the talent and car handling at the time.
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  13. Revman

    Revman 2X CHAMPION

    You forgot the asterisk on Kyle's 2. You are slipping. Let's go 6.5 instead of 7 in honor of it. WTF with this board these days. Do I have to do everything?
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