Is Jeff Gordon the best driver ever?
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.