Driver vs. Driver

Driver Vs. Driver: No Title, No Problem — Ricky Rudd Vs. Jeff Burton

NASCAR drivers are often defined by titles. Whether it’s referring to them as seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Richard Petty or 2014 champion Kevin Harvick, those championships are memorable. But titles aren’t everything. This month, we look closer at drivers who have won a lot of races but have no …

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Driver vs. Driver Hall of Fame Matchups: Jeff Gordon vs. Tony Stewart

Between them, they hold seven NASCAR Cup titles and 142 wins in the series. Both started in sprint cars, both were tenacious competitors in whatever they raced. Not only do Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart come from open-wheel backgrounds, but both could also win anywhere, anytime in the Cup Series. …

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Driver vs. Driver Hall of Famers: Lee Petty vs. Junior Johnson

Over 50 wins on NASCAR’s top circuit will put a driver into the Hall of Fame — every eligible driver to ever achieve that mark has already been enshrined, and there’s no doubt that the three active drivers who have achieved that number will be first-ballot locks. This month, we …

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Driver vs. Driver Classic Matchups: Jeff Gordon vs. Jimmie Johnson

It started when the young driver asked the superstar for career advice. In 2001, NASCAR was reeling from the loss of Dale Earnhardt. Jeff Gordon, Earnhardt’s fierce rival, was on the way to a fourth championship. And Jimmie Johnson was barely a blip on the collective radar. Most fans know …

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Driver vs. Driver Classic Matchups: Dale Earnhardt vs. Jeff Gordon

NASCAR’s last great rivalry couldn’t have been between two more different drivers. In one corner, there was Dale Earnhardt, the blue-collar Intimidator, who was flirting with Richard Petty’s all-time mark of seven championships in the early and mid-1990s. In the other, Wonderboy: Jeff Gordon, the polished and groomed youngster from …

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Driver vs. Driver Classic Matchups: Richard Petty vs. Dale Earnhardt

Seven Cup titles. When Richard Petty won his seventh and final championship in 1979, it was easily a feat for the record books. No other driver had more than three. Dale Earnhardt was a rookie driver in 1979, brash and hungry but as yet unproven. In Driver vs. Driver, we take a …

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