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NASCAR Sprint Cup: The 20 Biggest Rivalries In NASCAR History

NASCAR Sprint Cup races have two givens: someone will win and there will be some controversy between drivers or about a race related issue. Back in the day, there were dominant drivers who consistently battled one another week after week and track after track.  During that time, there would be maybe four to six drivers who could contend for the win.  There has been an evolution in rivalries because of new technology, improved safety, high-dollar sponsorship and the much higher level of competitiveness among the teams. In the days when Lee Petty dominated, only a few cars would finish on the lead lap.  Ned Jarrett won the 1965 Southern 500 at Darlington by 14 laps. Drivers of the past would sometimes tangle on the track t...

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