I believe I have my fact straight. I did have Pearson's name in there when I listed the the great driver Petty ran against. Even if you take away Pettys lesser win he still has more then anyone (200-76=124). Pearson also raced and won his 3 championships in the 60's when all the races counted. Actully he never won a championship after they went to less races which was in 72'. And yes he did only run 4 full years, but if he wanted to be the greatest ever he should have ran more races in his 26 years racing. If he would have then I might be saying he was the best ever. As far as Daytona yes Sr won the most races there 34 total but 12= gatorade duels and 6= bud shootouts 7=nationwide. Maybe he shouldn't have wasted his wins on the ones that don't really matter. He even only won 2 pepsi 400 (Petty=3) so Petty has 10 tops series wins to Sr 3 at Daytona. But I did say Earnhardt Sr was great, 7championships is awesome.. there is nothing wrong with being the 2nd greatest alltime(only for earnhardt fans) #1.Petty #2.Earnhardt then Pearson and Gordon. Gordon needs a couple more wins and another championship. He only has 4 to there 7,but if he does win another he will have a "chase for the cup championship"...which is something the other greats never had to deal with.