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Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Updated: July 10, 10:35 AM ET
Rank: Greatest NASCAR drivers

Is Richard Petty the greatest?

Before ESPN airs its first Nextel Cup race, The Allstate 400 at the Brickyard on July 29th, the network is unveiling a series of "Ultimate NASCAR" programs, which will include a countdown of the greatest drivers in NASCAR history as decided by a panel of racing experts.

As always, SportsNation, we want your feedback. How would you rank the greats? Has Jeff Gordon done enough to be ranked among the likes of Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt, and Bobby Allison? Where would you rank a brash young gun like Tony Stewart? And, most importantly, who is the greatest driver in the history of NASCAR?

Simply rank your top drivers below and then tune into ESPN on July 5 to see if your rankings match our experts' selections!

You must rank at least FIVE drivers to cast your ballot.


  • Hottest Rivalries: Thursday, July 12 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN
  • Biggest Races: Thursday, July 19 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN

    All voting was done by a special panel of 20 NASCAR experts and historians.

    More Ultimate NASCAR polls: Hottest Rivalries | Biggest Races