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Danica Patrick and Power Ranking the Open Wheel Drivers Who’ve Come to NASCAR

This topic is very subjective to what type of open wheel background we are speaking of. What comes to my mind first when speaking of an open wheel driver background is a driver from Indy Car or Formula One disciplines.But, we can’t rule out the latest history of great drivers from the open wheel USAC ranks which includes midgets, sprints, silver crowns and so on. Forty years ago, driving greats such as Mario Andretti, A.J. Foyt among many other cut their teeth on the short tracks of America with small open wheel race cars.Thirty years later, it was drivers such as Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Sprint Car King Steve Kinser ripping up the bull rings before heading over to stock cars. The list of drivers in these categories is long and w...

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