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“The Best Stock Car Driver to Ever Live” – ​​NASCAR spotter Brett Griffin puts Hendrick Motorsports legend Jimmie Johnson ahead of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt

"The Best Stock Car Driver to Ever Live" - ​​NASCAR spotter Brett Griffin puts Hendrick Motorsports legend Jimmie Johnson ahead of Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt

Yes, Jimmie Johnson is undeniably one of the greatest race car drivers in motoring history. After all, he has seven NASCAR Cup Series titles to his name, along with Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt.

But would you go so far as to say that the former Hendrick Motorsports driver is the best of the best?

Because NASCAR spotter Brett Griffin certainly did.

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“I want to go to the Indy500 and the reason I would want to go this year just to go this year would be to watch Jimmie Johnson,” Griffin said in a recent episode of the Door bumper clear podcasting. “I think in the end he has a chance to win this race.”

“The way this race is going and the way I’ve seen the Kurt Buschs of the world go out without the experience in the cars that Jimmie had, and I think he’s probably, and this is debatable, the best stock car driver. to ever live.”

One of the greatest crew chiefs of all time also called Jimmie Johnson the GOAT

Chad Knaus, one of the brightest minds in NASCAR history, had also made some pretty big statements about Jimmie Johnson.

“One thing I’ve always said about Jimmie is absolutely true: he’s the best driver I’ve ever seen. He does such an exceptional job of finding a way to get past anyone, whoever that is,” he said

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DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 16: Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Ally Chevrolet, is introduced ahead of the NASCAR Cup Series 62nd Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2020 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Knaus added that if you put Johnson 25th on the grid, he will very consistently make his way into the Top 10. †He can run there and constantly pass cars when other people just can’t,” he continued.

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“That’s a pretty amazing talent that he’s been able to keep throughout his career.”

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