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Gordon moved into a tie for third on NASCAR's alltime win list on June 12 at Pocono Raceway. He is also the voice of Jeff Gorvette in Cars 2.
Dan Patrick: Would it be good for NASCAR if someone other than Jimmie Johnson won the Sprint Cup?
Jeff Gordon: I think people want to see someone who dominates. They want to either love them or hate them because of that. But five in a row? That's enough, Jimmie Johnson. C'mon now. I think he's good for a little while.
DP: People don't hate Johnson the way some fans hated you when you were dominating in the 1990s.
JG: I get asked a lot about rivalries and why Jimmie hasn't resonated as much. The only difference is that when I won my first championship, in '95, I was battling with Dale Earnhardt Sr. That created a rivalry among our fans. A little bit between me and him as well. That rivalry helped grow the sport. It certainly helped grow my fan base. We kind of have that right now with Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch. If those guys battled for the championship, it would create a new type of entertainment for the sport.
DP: If Harvick and Bush squared off, who would win?
JG: On the race track or fighting?