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Richard Petty vs. Jimmie Johnson: How Does J. J. Compare?

It is always very tough to compare competitors from different eras in any sport. Things change over time in all sports. But comparisons are inevitable, and fans will always have those conversations wondering "who was better?"Whether it is Babe Ruth vs. Hank Aaron vs. Barry Bonds or Wilt Chamberlain vs. Shaquille O'Neal, it is a difficult argument. Ruth played in an era where there were no teams east of the Mississippi, no night games and no minorities. How do you make a fair comparison between him and Bonds, who played in an era of performance-enhancing drugs, but also 30 teams, night games and many international stars?NASCAR is no different.Petty raced in an era when stock cars really were stock cars. Then by the time he was finished, it w...

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