Originally Posted by revefsreleets
Ah, the old "He could only win with Ray" argument. Almost as famous (and just as stupid) as the "He's gay" argument. Which is even more ridiculous because even if he was gay, how would that detract from his driving skill?
What about 2001? He won his 4th Cup that year. The first year of the chase, as I've already pointed out, he was good enough to win and would have won under 2 of the 3 different points systems NASCAR has used. And he's only 30-some points out of winning 5.
It's all about the hate.
Close only counts in horseshoes and hand gernades.
The simple fact is he did almost all of his winning with one crew chief. Dale Sr had several different crew chiefs in long career. Jeff Gordon needs his crew chief to help him win. Dale Sr just needed his car.