created by: SMOKE FAN | Mar 15, 2008

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Best Car Racing driver ever?

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  • AJ Foyt
  • Richard Petty
  • Dale Earnheart
  • Jeff Gordon
  • Al Uncer Sr.
  • Al Uncer Jr.
  • Cale Yarborroh
  • Bobby Alison
  • David "the Silverfox" Pearson
  • Darrel Waltrip

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“Smoke and the Rocketman”

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#1
Mar 15, 2008
 
why isn't Tony on this list? He is my pick
SMOKE FAN

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Mar 15, 2008
 
Debi Does wrote:
why isn't Tony on this list? He is my pick
He needs another cup and a few more wins. This isn't a poll about popularity or personality you know.

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Mar 15, 2008
 
Say what? Foyt, Foyt, Foyt!!!!!!!!

“Smoke and the Rocketman”

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Mar 15, 2008
 
SMOKE FAN wrote:
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He needs another cup and a few more wins. This isn't a poll about popularity or personality you know.
well, seeing he that has a more diverse bunch of championships in different types of racing and more wins because of that as well.. I think he should be on the list.. NASCAR is not the only type of racing
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Mar 15, 2008
 
None of the above

Since: Oct 07

Pleasanton, CA

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Mar 15, 2008
 
WWE NASCAR

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#7
Mar 16, 2008
 
Why is Darrel Waltrip on that list? That like including his dopey brother, Mikey, on a list of great NASCAR team owners.

“Nothing Nice”

Since: Mar 08

Why?

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Mar 16, 2008
 
Mansell

Since: Aug 07

Chicago, IL

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Mar 18, 2008
 
I know who he is but I have to look it up! He's a jerk! Hold on I'll investigate. Oh I do know he's an F-1 Champion rude, snob!
If you can't get along with Mario Andretti you suck in my book!
(Here's what I see that leads to to this conclusion although I've heard plenty)
His Newman/Haas car was much less reliable the following year, 1994, and results suffered. It was during this season that Mansell "wore out his welcome" in the United States with glimpses of rude behavior, particularly after he was knocked out of the Indianapolis 500. After the crash, he stormed out of the track hospital, and refused medical care. When a reporter asked Mansell if he had spoken with Dennis Vitolo, the driver who had crashed into him, Mansell replied, "you speak to him." Subsequently, Mansell was set to sign autographs at a K-mart (the primary sponsor of his car), but due to a lack of demand, the event was cancelled. Mansell was also the catalyst for the breakdown in the relationship between himself and Mario Andretti. Mario has since remarked "I guess if Ronnie Peterson was the best team-mate I ever had, Nigel Mansell was the worst" and "I had a lot of respect for him as a driver, but not as a man
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Mar 20, 2008
 
I'm not a fan of Jeff Gordon's but he has dominated during the modern era. Cheating has been more heavily scrutinized and the competition has been much more fierce. Yet, he has won the Daytona 500, The Coca-Cola 600, The Mountain-Dew Southern 500, The Brickyard 400. All more then once. Also he has won at just about every single track. Not to mention the 4 Cup titles.(Had it been the format that Dale Sr won his championships Gordon would have 6.)

Now he hasn't gone from Nascar and had success in any of the major open wheel series but that's only because he never tried. That test he did in the formula 1 car was suprising how quickly he started getting around the track. He is a great driver and in my opinion the best ever.(As much as I am pained to say that.)
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Mar 24, 2008
 
Jeff Gordon All the Way.
Megan

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#14
Mar 24, 2008
 
Foyt is winning! I can't believe it!!!!!!!! Who voted for him as long as you're not one of the
b____ crew I love you, he he.

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Mar 24, 2008
 
SMOKE FAN wrote:
Well, this may cheer ya all up:
http://www.topix.com/forum/nascar/TVPO67D4JE7...
I like Tony too. He's just the greatest of all time. Greatest is lifetime not just 10 years.

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Mar 24, 2008
 
Let me rephrase Foyt is the best of all time, Tony may be someday! They mirror one another.
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Mar 25, 2008
 
Mario Andretti

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Mar 25, 2008
 
Id say wrong. None of the drivers on that list have both an open wheel championship and stock car championship. Tony does.
SMOKE FAN wrote:
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He needs another cup and a few more wins. This isn't a poll about popularity or personality you know.

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Mar 25, 2008
 
Look at jeff gordon's IROC stats. When you put him in an equally prepared car the other drivers smoked him. He only won 1 race, a restrictor plate race at that.
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Jeff Gordon All the Way.

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#21
Mar 25, 2008
 
Agreed. American open wheel championships, European f-1 championships, Indy 500, daytona 500, No doubt he would have been a NASCAR champ if he chose to run a full schedule.
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#22
Mar 25, 2008
 
"Best Car Racing driver ever?" What second grader started this poll? Couldn't have been any higher than the second grade or they would have spelled more than 4 out of the 10 drivers names correctly.

Since: Feb 08

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#23
Mar 25, 2008
 
Debi Does wrote:
why isn't Tony on this list? He is my pick
Tony sucks

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