Will Jimmie Johnson Pass Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty

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Will Jimmie Johnson Pass Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty

Jimmie Johnson now has 5 NASCAR Championships. Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt are tied with 7 each. Petty and Earnhardt never won more than 2 in a row.

Will Jimmie Johnson equal the record set by Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty? Could he pass the two 7 time champs and win 8 or more?

I’m taking a quick poll to see what you think – just leave your opinion in the comments below.

 

 

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46 Comments on Will Jimmie Johnson Pass Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty

  1. Al on
  2. This has always been about Jimmie beating Earnhardt and Pettys record of 7 as soon as Jimmie got his 4th one,,, HMS will pull out all the stops so Rick can hold that record which will probably never be broken if Jimmie makes it 8. Even though Chad has been fined for cheating before, and Mr. Hendrick almost ended up in prison several years ago everyone thinks they are the perfect combination,,,,

  3. sonny on
  4. not a fair question since the point systems are different. i think jimmy would have only won two championships under the previous point system.

    Who’s to say that Jimmie and Chad wouldn’t have approached things differently under a different points system. The guys race under the rules they are given. You can’t go back and re-calculate it.

  5. Sandra on
  6. This is my opinion: This year I wanted Jimmie Johnson to get his 5th championship in a row, because nobody has 5 championships right now.
    2nd, It be cool if 2011 Jimmie Johnson got 6th in a row, and 2012 get his 7th championship. My opinion: I would like Jimmie Johnson to tie up with Dale Earnhardt Sr and Richard Petty and then retire. But, If Dale Earnhardt Sr was a live, he tell Jimmie Johnson go farther than 7 championship. Dale Earnhardt Sr would tell him never 2nd guess yourself go for it and 8th, 9th, 10th championships however many you can mustard just long racing stays fun, and you like what you are doing.
    So in the memory of Dale Earnhardt Sr I tell Jimmie to keep on going. Jimmie Johnson might not get another championship for 4 or 5 years, but as long as he loves the sport and loves what he is doing try to tie the record and try to break it in honor of Dale Earnhardt Sr just might come down and kick Jimmie Johnson’s behind if he quits. HA Ha.

  7. Rose on
  8. Johnson is a real pain, I really have lost interest in Nascar with him winning all the time, I thin his car should be really examined thoroughly because I am sure there is foul play there somewhere. I think Nascar has lost alot of fans again this year because of him.

    I hear that from a lot of fans. Jimmie’s 5 in a row has driven some fans away from NASCAR — but he has also attracted new fans who are impressed with his performance.

  9. Francis Haviland on
  10. Why are so many people down on Jimmie Johnson. If it was Dale Jr. Or Jeff Gordon there wouldn’t be a problem. Keep up the good work Jimmie and Chad. And for the CRY BABIES OH WELL!!!

  11. RS on
  12. His luck will run out or they will find out how they are cheating!

  13. RS on
  14. He needs to go away or I’ll stop watching. Take him and Bush for a long walk on a short pier!

  15. RS on
  16. who wants to see the same one win every time. Why don’t they just give him the trophy and save on gas.

  17. AZomah on
  18. I hope not, he is not half the person either Petty is or Big E. was. I would like to see him drive a real stock car like Petty and Big E. did. Not one of these things they are steering today. Everything is different and I cannot find anything about todays racing that compares with when they raced. To me much of the excitement is gone. Because of the tragic death of Big E. racing did need more safety, that I accept and am grateful for. I also question the way the HMS org. is run. One year I sat at my track and watched my driver take himself from the top ten in the chase standings to the twelfth position. He was running block for the 48!! His choice or was he told to? There are a whole lot of little things that have gone on in that org. that have only gone in favor of the 48 and most of us are fed up with it. Some of the fans that people think have left the sport have not, just because they are not at the track or watching tv, don’t count them out. New Fans?? The only place new fans come from is when a new sponsor comes on board for one of the drivers. Where are they Racing Win? Just curious. LOL

  19. AZomah on
  20. No one would make any money!

  21. pat88 on
  22. YES, maybe, he will pass Dale Earnhardt Sr. 7 Champioship’s, WHY? because Dale is not with us and has no been for a how long..”THE QUESTION SHOULD BE ” if Dale Sr. was still raceing would JJ every pass him or would he even got those 5 win’s at all or in a row !!!! It’s not a big deal to do this when the person you beat is dead.

    I don’t see many new fans switching over from other sports. But I do see some younger fans following the sport because their parents introduced them to it. And a lot of the younger fans are following the younger drivers like Brad Keselowski, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano. And some are following Johnson thanks to his 5 titles. I also have seen a lot of outside interest for Danica Patrick — but she is going to have to step up the performance if she is going to retain those fans.

  23. Mavis on
  24. Records were made to be broken. However this year proved that Jimmy can be beaten. A lot depends on luck. Yet, if he wins more championships than Earnhardt & Petty it’s still like comparing apples and oranges as it’s totally different racing and a different point system.

  25. Thelma Pace on
  26. I wish JJ would just go away. Nascar will never be nascar if the keep the chase going and keep giving JJ the championships.

  27. AZomah on
  28. I sat next to some of those folks, they were for Kyle B. and they kept asking about who was driving such and such a car and what kind of a car was it. I was so proud to be able to answer their questions, after all I am just a woman. Danica I know has picked up alot of male support, as to her driving, I will not respond and cause my favorite person to become highly irritated with me.

  29. Mike Foy on
  30. Jimmie Johnson I think will surpass Dale Earnhart Sr and Richard Pettys 7 championships. I also think Earnhart and Petty will agree. I’m not really a Jimmie Johnson fan but he can really drive and his crew chief Chad is so cool and doesn’t get to shook up about very many things.

  31. Barb F. on
  32. Jimmie is still young its possible but I sure hope not.Take Chad away from him for a year and see what happens that would be indeed a true test.Nascar fans are starting to dwindle down at the tracks something has got to change one way or another.

  33. john on
  34. Im shure you are an expert.

  35. Vicki on
  36. I am a new fan (not a young one but a new one), having discovered NASCAR only 2 1/2 years ago. Different fans admire different qualities in a driver. I love Jimmie’s cool, calm, collected style. He doesn’t make a lot of noise like Kyle Busch (who I also think is an outstanding driver). He doesn’t trash talk or brag, just lets his on-track performance speak for itself. I hope he does match Petty and Dale Sr. Different eras need different heroes. To the fans who say they have lost interest because excellence bores them, well, I guess maybe they should find something different to get involved in. I don’t think Jimmie is going anywhere.

  37. john on
  38. Im shure nascar cant catch a team that has supposedly been cheating for… how many years? HATER!

  39. Grace on
  40. Johnson will never be good as DaleSr. Rick Hendrick is a felone & he could not go near Auto Dealership for a year. So you know that Hendrick knows all about Knause cheating & he also cheated last year & darby let him get away with it. Chad Knause should be banned racing all togeather. Some one should let the head of Nascar about what’s going on. They also should check Kyle Bushes car because that is illegal also. They should go back the points the way they were.

    Vicki, welcome to NASCAR. I am glad you decided to follow the sport.

  41. Evie on
  42. I sure hope he doesn’t.

    KINDA SCARY THAT DALE JR’S GARAGE IS GOING TO BE IN WITH JIMMY AND CHAD. I WOULDN’T BE SURPRISE THAT CHAD WOULD DO SOMETHING TO JR’S CAR TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE HE WAS CHEATING. JUST DON’T TRUST CHAD AS FAR AS YOU THROW HIM.

  43. Dean on
  44. it is what it is…..

  45. REGAN on
  46. JJ WILL NEVER BE A PETTY OR A DALE SR….. EVER! EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT THE 48 CAN GET AWAY WITH THINGS OTHERS CANT. I WISH NASCAR WOULD MAKE IT FAIR FOR ALL. EVERYTHING IS ON THE DOWNSIDE FOR NASCSAR TV RATINGS, FOLKS AT THE TRACK, EVEN THE HALL OF FAME IS NOT DOING WHAT THEY HAD HOPED. IT IS MORE THAN JJ IT ALSO HAS TO DO WITH THE COST OF GOING TO A RACE AND THE MOTELS. I HAVE BEEN A FAN OF NASCAR FOR OVER 40 YEARS AND NEVER HAVE I SEEN THE DECLINE OF THE SPORT. SEATS ARE EMPTY ALL AROUND. WAKE UP NASCAR!!

  47. AZomah on
  48. I agree Regan. One of the things I don’t like about the 48 is that his team mates help him but he won’t do anything to help them. It is all about himself! If I haven’t said it before, I am willing to give Letarte a chance, I have seen him and his old crew help Jr. in an emergency, they got Jr. back on the track. The 48 cc could care less about anyone else.

    Good point about the tracks also Regan. When we elder persons were in charge, even in bad financial times, the seats were not empty. But then there was not so much greed, we wanted everyone. Some of today’s folks hand pick fans by the size of there wallets. On one given night at PIR there were about 10 drivers taken away from the track for outside appearances instead of being with the fans at the track. Someone has their priorities screwed up big time! I just hope folks wake up before the sun goes down!!!

  49. Tom McDonnell on
  50. All I can say : Dale Earnhardt and Richard Petty won their 7 championships doing it the right way, racing hard and rubbing paint. Jimmy Johnson may have won 5, but I don’t think he ll win much more. I don’t blame Jimmy for what they do to his car (Chad and Co.) I just hope Earnhardt/Petty will stay at the top with the most win. If any driver want to go above Earnhardt/Petty wins, then he ll have to win it them the way Earnhardt and Petty did.

  51. Pegi on
  52. Possibly under NASCAR’s current goofy rules!!!

  53. ladyred on
  54. Somone made a comment the other day that Jr. won with stepmother but hasn’t won with his sister Kelley—-I didn’t know Kelley was running the Hendricks organization.

    You’re right. Kelley is the General Manager at JR Motorsports.

  55. SID on
  56. YOU GOT IT RIGHT!!

  57. SID on
  58. THERE IS A SAYING ;WIN IF YOU CAN, LOSE IF YOU MUST, BUT ALWAYS CHEAT !

    THERE ARE TO MANY OTHER DRIVERS THAT ARE AS GOOD AS JOHNSON.
    I HAVE SAID IT BEFORE, HENDRICKS OWNS NASCAR!!

  59. Bev.Estabrooks on
  60. Just remember folks when Earnhardt was alive and Racing thet did not have all the Hi Tech equipment to set up their cars that they have today . If Johnson was back in Earnhardt racing days he would only be an average driver as are the rest of them .

  61. Bev.Estabrooks on
  62. Another thing folks , if they were still using the old point system, Johnson would not have five in a row . If this new system was in place when Sr was racing there is no way of telling how many Championships he would have .I guarantee it would be a lot more than seven.

  63. ladyred on
  64. Francis, it is because most are Dale, Jr. fans as well as a lot of the other drivers and people tire of hearing and seeing JJ all the time. You seem to be on the wrong site….doesn’t JJ have one of his own so you can tell him how great he is? A true fan would like to see some of the other good racers win and that is why people are losing interest. Same car, same driver week after week, don’t think so.

  65. ladyred on
  66. So true…

  67. pat88 on
  68. Cry Baby’s..I dont think so..your thinking of #18…lol.. Even Nascar knows that this is not helping them, lot’s of seats .not filled..even the TV has lost a lot of fans..races are boring.. it wont be long before Nascar has to do something to get the fans back…if they can.

  69. Courty on
  70. good 5 consecutive “ESPN Truimps the two Greatest!! Earnhardt and Petty” actually I think he’s reallyttied with Earnhardt Senior now becaue there 5 in a row and then try to get 8 with his 5 in a row and be Thy best ever! Hey ; Kyle Busch that year also mine as well won the Spirnt on those Unique wins espeically toward the end with Edwards and Junior etc. and Rowdy Halimiton and I mean Rowdy Busch lol

    !

  71. austin on
  72. i think that it is bullcrap that j j has won as many in a row that he has. to be honest back in the day when big e and petty was still racing they didnt have all this mechanical motors and crap it was carborators and stuff. this new mechanical motors are faster and last longer on gas. nascar has changed a lot since they have raced, do i think jj will pass them possible the most i think he will do is tie them, do i think thats fair, not at all! because racing isnt what it used to be

  73. Bill M on
  74. HAHA some of you clowns just don’t want to except a future all-time great. The more haters their is the more respect he earns to more fans. All of you haters just cant stand seeing history being made by a honest driver who is one of the most underrated drivers who has the up most respect for every driver racing against him. Some of you might say that he is too calm and nothing ever bothers him, but what do you like in a person? someone who just disrespects fans and drivers and makes a full of himself?
    Some of you need to get over it and realize that your favorite driver is not winning enough to defeat Jimmie, Its all excuses and every time you guys bash Jimmie, he wins more Championships. Also I find it funny when people say that without Knaus, Jimmie would not be as successful, mean while Jimmie won two races with Darian Grub in 2006 when chad was suspended. That right there shows how Jimmie can be successful with any crew chief. And yes Chad had been suspended a couple times but he still took his punishment, and no, Nascar isn’t favoring team 48, if anything Nascar is looking for any little infraction just so they can bust the 48 team
    If any of you haters go ask any driver from past and present, I guarantee you that all will say that Jimmie earned his Championships.
    I know you haters are not going to like to hear the truth and try bashing every sentence I made but I couldnt give a damn what you guys say, only true fans will agree with my comment. So go on, let me hear what you clowns have to say, just I remind you that whatever you say is just going to make you more of a cry baby and a jealous hipocrite.

  75. Ben on
  76. Thats right…couldnt hav sed it better myself…

  77. ask on
  78. At this time I am ready to do my breakfast, when having my breakfast
    coming again to read further news.

  79. Rick on
  80. Chad K is the greatest Crew Chief ever. I wish he was on the 88 team

  81. Rick on
  82. Big E is the greatest ever, always will be and did more for the sport than anyone. Little E carries on that legacy. Johnson is good, his Crew Chief is better. I’ll give you just one example. Watkins Glen, about 12 years ago. Maybe longer. Tony Eury was still Jr’s Crew Chief. Rounding last turn, someone crashed barricade, had he called Jr in, Jr would have won. It was a no brainer. Happens time to time. Poor decisions. Chad K seldom makes a bad decision

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