by Charlie Turner
Thanks for stopping by OnPitRow.com and the Bench Racing with Steve and Charlie blog. The best NASCAR and IndyCar news and opinion, exclusive pictures and video. I'm Charlie Turner. Follow me on Twitter @onpitrowApril 8, 2009 3:25 pm UTC 19 Comments
One of the pre-tournament favorites must get by a driver with a better winning percentage and one of the greatest Cup season’s ever to his credit. We’ll see how this second round Bench Racing region game comes out in the NASCAR 64 Greatest Drivers Tournament at Bench Racing with Steve and Charlie.
Rex White won 28 NASCAR Cup series races and grabbed 36 poles in just 233 starts. In his 1960 championship season he finished over 3900 points ahead of runner-up Richard Petty. Rex was a top ten championship finisher in six of his nine seasons. Only had one superspeedway win. White is one of only six owner-drivers to win a championship.
Dale Earnhardt won 76 times in 676 Cup Series starts and was one of only two seven time series champions. His win total is seventh best all-time. He won consecutive titles three different times and was a series runner-up three times. Earnhardt only won the Daytona 500 once – in ’98 – but is the all-time leader in wins at Daytona International Speedway with 34.
For awhile, it looked like Bobby Isaac might upset Earnhardt in the opening round, but it didn’t happen. Rex White bumped off Jeff Burton in his opening match. Getting by Ironhead will be a tall order for Rex. Leave you comments please.