I agree with you that yes, Tony did win the NASCAR Championship this year, but as to the question, I will quote, "in the modern era". So until Tony gets a few more championships under his belt, he cannot even be considered, but neither can most on the list. I will put him ahead of everyone else, but Gordon, on that list. Jr is a great driver, but he is like Peyton Manning, just cannot seem to get his hands on the big dance.
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