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Jeff Gordon or Jimmie Johnson: Which NASCAR Driver Will Have the Better Legacy?

Jimmie or Jeff? Ever since Johnson nailed down his fifth title, this question keeps popping up. Let’s look at some of the similarities and differences between these two talented drivers. When Jeff Gordon showed up on the NASCAR Cup scene in 1992, he had a vast experience of hundreds of go-kart victories that were followed by midget and sprint-car trophies and titles. Since that first Cup race in Atlanta, he has amassed an amazing record of 83 wins and four national titles. In some 620 starts, the California-born driver has racked up 275 top 5s, 379 top 10s and 69 poles. Before Gordon hangs up his helmet for good, I’d predict he’ll eclipse Bobby Allison and Darrell Waltrip’s wins totals, putting him third on the all-t...

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