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Ranking the 11 Most Intelligent Crew Chiefs in NASCAR Today

There's an old saying in NASCAR that one of the main differences between a good driver and a great driver is his/her crew chief.

Look at some of the greatest drivers in the sport's history, and it's questionable if they would have achieved the success they did in their careers without the guy atop the so-called war wagon.

Richard Petty likely wouldn't have won 200 races and a record-tying seven Cup championships if it wasn't for Dale Inman. Jeff Gordon wouldn't have won three of his four Cup championships if it wasn't for Ray Evernham.

And the late Dale Earnhardt wouldn't have won his seven Cup crowns (tying him with Petty) if it wasn't for the guys who called the shots during those championship seasons: Doug Richert (1...

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