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Best NASCAR feuds

Posted on: February 15, 2009 10:32 am

OK, since FOX can't come up with a decent list, maybe we can do it for them. List your best feuds, as many as you want. Don't worry about repeats as the more entries a feud gets the higher the seed will be for the blog-off I will create based on the results.


Category: Auto Racing

Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2009 3:07 pm

Best NASCAR feuds

I remember Richard Petty feuding but not Lund and Isaac.  By far the most colorful story is Elizbeth Petty knocking out Lund with her purse, too bad that was not filmed in HD color.

I thought Sonny Chiba was "King of the Street Fighters" back in the early 70's? ha ha!   

Hey, Richard," Allison said, "that guy on I-85 must have looked like me." Responded Petty, "Naw, he was just acting like you."  Classic Petty right there!

Since: Feb 14, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2009 2:59 pm

Best NASCAR feuds

The three biggest that I can trhink of are: Elliot vs Earnhardt, Busch vs Stewart, and Allison vs. Yarborough.  Harvick seems to have the most multiple feuds, the Edwards one was memorable, Nemechek and Rudd are up there too.

Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2009 1:07 pm

Best NASCAR feuds


Junior Johnson vs anyone that wasn't his driver


Tiny Lund vs. Lee Petty
This Tiny was 6-foot-5 and 280 pounds, and he needed all of it in 1957 when his dispute with Petty ended up involving the Petty family tree. At the time, Lund was driving a car owned by Petty and the two fought over how much Lund should be paid. Lee's sons Richard and Maurice joined in the scuffle. The brawl was ended by Lee's wife, Elizabeth, who clobbered Lund over the head with her purse. Lund insisted until his death in a wreck at Talladega in 1975 that Mrs. Petty had a brick in her purse at the time. "I don't mind fighting a Petty," Lund said, "but not all the Pettys at the same time."

 Bobby Isaac vs. the world 
The 1970 Winston Cup champ was known around the garage as "The King of Street Fighters." The talk was that Isaac drove primarily to pay for the fines he received for brawling. He once quipped, "I used to think fighting was just part of the post-race show." One week at Bristol, Isaac clearly had the fastest car during qualifying. But David Pearson, who had clocked the best time to that point, hopped out of some bushes and instructed Isaac to slow down, which Isaac did because he thought Pearson was a NASCAR official. Isaac went looking for Pearson with a tire iron when he discovered the ruse, though Pearson hid under a truck until Isaac simmered down. The two later became close friends.

4. Richard Petty vs. Bobby Allison
The longtime drivers feuded for much of their careers and even beyond. In the late '90s, Petty was ticketed for rear-ending a slowpoke in the left lane on Interstate 85 near Charlotte after the other driver had purposefully slammed on the brakes. Allison, who knew the tactic well from his paint-trading days with the King, couldn't resist needling Petty at the next race. "Hey, Richard," Allison said, "that guy on I-85 must have looked like me." Responded Petty, "Naw, he was just acting like you."

Since: Feb 17, 2007
Posted on: February 15, 2009 12:49 pm

Best NASCAR feuds

well top 5 come to my mind Earnhardt/Waltrip, Waltrip/Allison, Pearson/Petty, Waltrip/Wallace Earnhardt/Bodine

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