The five craziest drivers in NASCAR

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Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

Athletes are the craziest people on this planet, by far – well besides those nut job politicians.

Participating in sports can simply get the best out of a person and the worst. The high’s of being an athlete are fantastic. The low’s of being an athlete, yeah not so much.

NASCAR drivers are a perfect example of this. Everyone knows how hard each of the 43 drivers work on a weekly basis. But, sometimes the attention gets to their heads.

Drivers have to worry about their reputations and at times, they could care less about it. Kevin Harvick once jumped over Greg Biffle’s hood before he nearly strangled him. However, over the years, some drivers have learned to control their anger, others have not.

Raging, cursing, pushing, shoving, and punching. Who hasn’t seen this over the past few years while watching NASCAR? For goodness sake, even Jeff Burton got into a fight with Jeff Gordon at Texas two years ago.

There is nothing wrong with this. NASCAR implemented the “boys have at it” policy several years ago. The policy enables drivers to be more free spirited with less repercussions. We’ve seen this policy have a great effect on the outcome of races several times over the past two seasons.

Fighting is a part of all sports. This series is one-of-a-kind. Drivers aren’t just athletes, their regular people too. But, regular people don’t throw helmets at each other. Yeah, we’ve seen that too this year. Remember when Tony Stewart aimed his helmet perfectly at Matt Kenseth’s windshield at Bristol? Yeah, it gets worse.

With that, here are the five craziest drivers in the sport we all love.