A heated NASCAR debate featuring Richard Petty, Jeff Gordon and Jimmy Johnson continues after a controversial procedure

Jimmy Johnson, Richard Petty, and Jeff Gordon are three names anyone who knows NASCAR has heard. In fact, you don’t even have to be a fan of knowing their names. These are Lewis Hamilton, Michael Schumacher and Ayrton Senna in Formula One. Or what Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are for tennis.

CHARLOTTE, NC – MAY 22, 2019: Jeff Gordon (left) smiles while chatting with Richard Petty during the NASCAR 2020 Hall of Fame announcement ceremony at the NASCAR Hall of Fame on May 22, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jason Mixick/Getty Images)

However, fans often argue about which one is better than the other. And NASCAR pitcher Brett Griffin argued that David Pearson is better than Richard Petty.


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Fans had a few things to say about it. However, the important thing is where one fan said that Jeff Gordon was better than Richard Petty.

However, Brett Griffin had a completely different opinion. In fact, seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmy Johnson is believed to be a better driver than Jeff Gordon. He explained that Johnson performed better than Vice Chairman Hendrik Motorsports in the same cars.

However, the thing that may come as a shock to some people is that Jeff Gordon is the reason why Jimmy Johnson landed on a ride with Hendrik Motorsports.

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An episode of “You Kids Don’t Know” by NASCAR on FOX talks about Jimmie Johnson. And something really cool turned out when Kevin Harvick revealed how Jimmy Johnson secured a seat at Hendrick Motorsports.


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Harvick said, “A lot of people forget why Jimmy Johnson was hired. It was because Jeff Gordon saw his amazing car in Darlington one day.”

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DARLINGTON, SC – MARCH 15: Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Monte Carlo, waits in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Carolina Dodge Dealers 400 on March 15, 2003 at Darlington Raceway in Darlington, South Carolina. (Photo by Jimmy Squire/Getty Images)

In the end, it is interesting how each driver is unique in his own way. And it’s definitely fun pitting several drivers against each other. However, do you also think Jimmy Johnson is better than Jeff Gordon?

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