Post your top 10 drivers of all time

Discussion in 'NASCAR chat' started by nickmiles, May 8, 2017.

  1. nickmiles

    nickmiles Guest

    1)Richard Petty
    2)David Pearson
    3)Dale Earnhardt
    4)Jeff Gordon
    5)Jimmie Johnson
    6)Cale Yarbrough
    6)Bobby Allison
    7)Darrell Waltrip
    8)Junior Johnson
    9)Lee Petty
    10)Rusty Wallace

    Next 5 that just missed
    Tony Stewart, Ned Jarrett, Bill Elliot, Herb Thomas, Buck Baker
     
  2. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    Top ten favorite or top ten best?
     
  3. nickmiles

    nickmiles Guest


    best
     
  4. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    1. Jeff Gordon
    2. Terry Labonte
    3. Sterling Marlin
    4. Tim Richmond
    5. Harry Gant
    6. Davey Allison
    7. Ken Schrader
    8. Ernie Irvan
    9. Ricky Rudd
    10. Rick Mast

    Honorable mention: Bobby Labonte, Ward Burton, several more I'm probably forgetting
     
  5. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Oh.

    Well, I guess I still stand by my list. Rick Mast, 10th grestest of all time
     
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  6. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    Top Ten best

    1. Jimmie Johnson
    2. David Pearson
    3. Kyle Busch
    4. Dale Earnhardt
    5. Richard Petty
    6. Jeff Gordon
    7. Cale Yarbourgh
    8. Darrell waltrip
    9. Bobby Allison
    10. Tony Stewart/ Rusty wallace/ Bill Elliott all tied for 10th
     
  7. nickmiles

    nickmiles Guest

    Really Kyle 3rd?
     
  8. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    These lists things all turn into a favorite thing
     
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  9. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Hey, it's his list.

    I always like to simplify these conversations into top 3. That way there isn't much to argue about.
     
  10. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Yeah, that and I don't think it's fair to compare eras either
     
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  11. nickmiles

    nickmiles Guest

    That's why you're not filling one out

    1. Danica
    2. Danica
    3. Danica
    4.danica
    5.danica
    6. Danica
    7. Danica
    8. Danica
    9. Danica
    10 dan..........ica
     
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  12. nickmiles

    nickmiles Guest

    Wasn't criticizing him
    Would actually like an explanation though.
     
  13. All those Danica's got me STOKED!!!!!
     
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  14. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    :rolleyes: been a fan b4 Danica.
     
  15. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    I will say, if I was forced to pick the #1 greatest of all time, it would be tough not to pick Dale Earnhardt.
     
  16. I agree that it is impossible to accurately compare drivers across eras and how do you accurately rate a driver you have never seen perform? I have no doubt Ned Jarrett and Lee Petty were dandies but I ain't never seen 'em race. Bobby Isaac was a tremendous driver and Nascar champion that no one remembers but he got high praise from the Silver Fox which is gold in my book. Davey Allison and Tim Richmond were very good but they had careers cut short and then you had guys in mediocre equipment like Harry Gant do well for a number of year but he doesn't have any championships or 20 wins.

    Another anomaly is Richard Petty and his 200 wins and 7 championships which at first blush looks great but when you start delving into things they don't look nearly as impressive as what Dale did. On the other hand Richard did well in the modern era amassing 60 wins and 3 champs so how do you quantify things?
     
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  17. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Kyle Busch win counter guy Contributor



    Hard to ignore a guy with 171 wins in the top 3 series of Nascar
     
  18. In the modern era it would be difficult to not pick Dale as he got 7 the hard way with different crew chiefs plus all those wins.
     
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  19. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Stat padding across series ftw
     
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  20. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Kyle Busch win counter guy Contributor




    I mentioned "the top three series" ...... his numbers are very impressive ... and he is still racing.
     
  21. KodiakRusty89

    KodiakRusty89 Team Owner

    1. Dale Earnhardt
    2. Jeff Gordon
    3. Richard Petty
    4. Jimmie Johnson
    5. Bobby Allison
    6. David Pearson
    7. Darrell Waltrip
    8. Cale Yarborough
    9. Bill Elliott
    10. Rusty Wallace

    HM - Terry Labonte, Tony Stewart, Joe Weatherly, Fireball Roberts, Dale Jarrett, Mark Martin, Ricky Rudd, Kyle Busch
     
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  22. From a statistical point of view IDK how Kyle makes it in the top 10 at this point but with 38 wins but he is a lot closer than many. He has averaged 3 wins a year over his last 5 seasons plus this year so if he can maintain that pace for another 15 years he will end up with 83 for his career which would put him 1 ahead of Jimmie Johnson if JJ retired today.
     
  23. Simple Fan

    Simple Fan First or Last

    1. Jimmie Johnson
    2. Kyle Busch
    3. Dale Earnhardt
    4. Darrell Waltrip
    5. Bill Elliott
    6. Jeff Gordon
    7. Richard Petty
    8. Tony Stewart
    9. Rusty Wallace
    10. Bobby Allison
     
  24. Yeah, I don't think most people take the stat padding seriously but there are a few that do.
     
  25. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    This would be the top 3 I talked about earlier. Only I would go by era.

    Richard, Dale and Gordon.

    Although Gordon's place in that top 3 is in jeopardy. Jimmie has to be top 4..almost top 3 in my book.
     
  26. Some interesting picks as I didn't expect to see Dale so low, Kyle so high and it is hard to believe that Kyle, Bill, Tony and Rusty made your list but not Cale. Cale was one of the toughest ever and won over 40 races in a 5 year period plus 3 championships.
     
  27. Biggreen695

    Biggreen695 Team Owner

    Really hard to ignore the fact that my dog could win the caliber of xfinity and truck equipment that he's in.


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  28. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Kyle Busch win counter guy Contributor



    Call it what you will but the numbers are there and few drivers can even get close. its not like I am throwing in wins from some non Nascar series here.
     
  29. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Kyle Busch win counter guy Contributor



    But your dog was laying on the porch when Kyle was winning all those races :idunno:
     
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  30. NJJammer

    NJJammer Team Owner

    I cannot do a full 10 today without thinking about it too much but 5:

    Richard Petty
    Dale Earnhardt
    Jimmie Johnson
    Jeff Gordon
    David Pearson

    That looks right to me combining importance to the sport, championships and wins.
     
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  31. That is it as there is no honor or valor in going to a lesser series with shorter races and inferior competition and claiming a victory. It would be like a second or third year college running back returning to his high school on Friday nights and suiting up and rushing for 500 yards. No bueno.
     
  32. Simple Fan

    Simple Fan First or Last

    My opinion is that this modern era if NASCAR has alot more talent therefore my top two are from this era. 3rd is pretty high think and the perfect place for Dale although I can understand an argument for him being #1. As for Cale it was between him and Bobby Allison for the 10 spot and I went with Bobby.
     
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  33. Fordracing7

    Fordracing7 2018 Pick em Champion

    Do I like the guy at all no cannot stand him one bit not many people in this world I dislike more than him honestly can he drive a race car yes he's unbelievably good behind the wheel is he better than Richard Petty I believe so because Teddy really didn't have a lot of competition throughout those 200 wins is it better than Dale Earnhardt maybe maybe not
     
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  34. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    JJ is a wheel master...that "200 mph save" at dega was great. hes top 5 for sure.
     
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  35. NJJammer

    NJJammer Team Owner

    When the sport changes the rules of the game due to your dominance of said sport, that puts you up there in terms of importance to the sport.
     
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  36. NJJammer

    NJJammer Team Owner

    I'm convinced Kyle Busch will ultimately be a top 10 driver, maybe even top 5. He has the talent, if not the temperament...yet.
     
  37. R Clarence

    R Clarence Team Owner

    I know of at least one who doesn't take any of this kinda stuff seriously......
     
  38. For some reason being ill tempered and being fractious is equated with passion, hating to lose and being competitive but I think JJ is the perfect person to dispel that notion. He never seems to get rattled or lose his cool but obviously has a burning desire to win but chooses not to behave like a horses ass when he doesn't.
     
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  39. Simple Fan

    Simple Fan First or Last

    Losing is easier when you can go home to 7championships on the shelf.
     
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  40. NJJammer

    NJJammer Team Owner

    I respect JJ immensely. I happen to enjoy the racing personalities of drivers like Kyle, Brad, etc. It doesn't mean they are my "heroes," role models, etc. I root for the Empire sometimes in Star Wars even though I know how it ends. I love a good villain. NASCAR needs a few more IMO. :)
     
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