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Answer: Many experts consider Jeff Gordon to be the best of the modern day drivers, yes Richard Petty has 200 wins but he raced with maybe 5 or 6 top level drivers and the rest of the field were just fillers. Back in R. P's prime Nascar was still young and growing and only a few races televised and purses were considerably smaller in comparison then today, the yellow flags seldom played a part in cars going a lap down, crashes, car trouble, flat tires were the reasons, yet a winner of a Nascar race won with a lead of "6" LAPS in front of second place. Today's Nascar is big money which brings in top level Engineers and top level equipment and drivers, that means the Nascar Cup Series has 15 to 20 top teams that could win in any race as apposed to 5 or 6 teams, yes Richard Petty was the best in his era, but by comparison in terms of the level of competition it would have to be Jeff Gordon

No, the best driver ever is Richard Petty.

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He is considered the best in Nascar's modern era.

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Kyle Busch is a pretty good driver, but it is all opinion.

I say Dale Jr is the best even though he has not been doing well! GET IT TOGETHER JR.

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yes he did retiered and he is a announcer for raceing

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yes, he enjoys it too

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