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5 Current Cup Drivers Who Would Have Rivaled the ‘King’

There will never be a another driver in NASCAR's Cup series that can match the win record of Richard Petty, but that was a different time, and racing was much different. Several modern-era drivers might have been serious rivals, though. Petty was nicknamed the "King" because of his ability to win so many races and series titles. He did win 200 Cup races back in his heyday, primarily during the 1960s and 1970s. He has seven championships in the series. The race schedule often included multiple events in any given week. Petty was a dominant driver with few who could compete with his resources. David Pearson might have been his biggest nemesis. Pearson won 105 races and three championships in NASCAR's top series, but he often di...

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