Five Lovable NASCAR Drivers

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Tony Stewart Says Whats On His Mind

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The three time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart has gone on to become one of the most loved and respected drivers within the series.

As one of the most entertaining drivers on and off the track, its no wonder Stewart has one of the biggest fan bases in NASCAR. Stewart is known as one of the drivers to speak his mind off and really mean it. Stewart’s personality has been one of the main reasons fans love him, especially when he likes to joke around.

Now as an owner Stewart’s style is much calmer then how he was earlier in his career but he’s always been a fan favorite regardless.

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Brad Keselowski Creates A Connection With Fans

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The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion may have had a long hard battle to get where he is today but on one of the most historic moments in NASCAR gave Brad Keselowski a connection with the fans.

During the 2012 Daytona 500 after an unexpected moment in the race involving Juan Pablo Montoya and a jet dryer sent the race into a red flag delay, Keselowski gave fans behind the scenes access when he kept fans informed on Twitter. That one night Keselowski not only gained thousands of followers on Twitter but the hearts of many.

At the beginning of his career Keselowski didn't necessarily win many fans over when he had feuds with many drivers but over the years that began to change. Now known as one of the most interactive drivers with fans and as one who likes to keep things entertaining, he has become one of the most loved in the sport.

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Mark Martin Is One Of The Most Respected Drivers

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Within the NASCAR garage there is no other driver that is respected and loved by fans, drivers, and teams alike than Mark Martin.

Over the years Martin has become one of the most loved drivers and one of the drivers with the most knowledge. Martin has become one of the most likeable drivers as there will never be a moment when you don’t see him unhappy on track and is one of the most upbeat drivers in the Cup Series.

Over the past several seasons Martin has never bad mouthed or argued with any driver.

Just like Brad Keselowski, Martin interacts with fans on Twitter and is one of the most active on social media as well.

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Supported By His Fans

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After accomplishing several features throughout his career, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has found a way to win the heart of NASCAR fans.

Upon winning the honor of most popular driver for several consecutive seasons as voted by the fans, its no wonder that Earnhardt is one of the most loved drivers in the sport. Not only has Earnhardt won the vote for most popular driver from the fans but they have also voted him in the All-Star race on several occasions.

Over the years Earnhardt has gone on to have one of the biggest fan bases within NASCAR and that support their driver in any move that he makes.

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Jeff Gordon Has A Big Fan Base

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Another driver with one of the biggest fan bases in NASCAR and teammate to NASCAR’s most popular driver is Jeff Gordon.

As a four time Cup Series champion Gordon has accomplished several features throughout his career that has won fans over. Not only have his accomplishments won fans but his personality and his upbeat attitude at the track.

In the earlier part of his career Gordon had a mustache and as a promise to fans he brought back the mustache during the 2012 chase after fans requested the return of the “stache”. With the increasing use of social media, Gordon just like several other drivers now communicates with fans throughout social media.

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Over the years and throughout the seasons ever since NASCAR first ever race many drivers have gone on capture the heart of NASCAR fans. Some drivers have won fans over some way, others probably not so much.

Since the beginning of the sport many drivers have gone on to become loved and respected by fans and drivers alike. Drivers have been able to win the hearts of fans not only by how they race on the track every week but for their personalities and attitudes. Since the very start many have come and gone and are still remembered and loved to this day, and in the modern era today’s drivers have captured fans some way or another.

As a new season is set to begin, five of the NASCAR’s most lovable drivers are set to make their way back to the track. In today’s modern era, Tony Stewart, Brad Keselowski, Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. are NASCAR’s five most loved drivers.

Within these five drivers are champions and future Hall of Famers, but it wasn’t their performances alone that have won fans over. Each driver has their own unique personalities, some are calm meanwhile others are the drivers that like to keep each week entertaining with pranks and jokes. Several of these drivers have gone on to become well respected throughout the NASCAR garage, and some have even created some of the most memorable moments.

With Speed weeks approaching these five lovable drivers are just days away from making their return.

 

1 of 5

Tony Stewart Says Whats On His Mind

stewart
Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

The three time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Tony Stewart has gone on to become one of the most loved and respected drivers within the series.

As one of the most entertaining drivers on and off the track, its no wonder Stewart has one of the biggest fan bases in NASCAR. Stewart is known as one of the drivers to speak his mind off and really mean it. Stewart’s personality has been one of the main reasons fans love him, especially when he likes to joke around.

Now as an owner Stewart’s style is much calmer then how he was earlier in his career but he’s always been a fan favorite regardless.

2 of 5

Brad Keselowski Creates A Connection With Fans

brad
Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion may have had a long hard battle to get where he is today but on one of the most historic moments in NASCAR gave Brad Keselowski a connection with the fans.

During the 2012 Daytona 500 after an unexpected moment in the race involving Juan Pablo Montoya and a jet dryer sent the race into a red flag delay, Keselowski gave fans behind the scenes access when he kept fans informed on Twitter. That one night Keselowski not only gained thousands of followers on Twitter but the hearts of many.

At the beginning of his career Keselowski didn't necessarily win many fans over when he had feuds with many drivers but over the years that began to change. Now known as one of the most interactive drivers with fans and as one who likes to keep things entertaining, he has become one of the most loved in the sport.

3 of 5

Mark Martin Is One Of The Most Respected Drivers

martin
Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Within the NASCAR garage there is no other driver that is respected and loved by fans, drivers, and teams alike than Mark Martin.

Over the years Martin has become one of the most loved drivers and one of the drivers with the most knowledge. Martin has become one of the most likeable drivers as there will never be a moment when you don’t see him unhappy on track and is one of the most upbeat drivers in the Cup Series.

Over the past several seasons Martin has never bad mouthed or argued with any driver.

Just like Brad Keselowski, Martin interacts with fans on Twitter and is one of the most active on social media as well.

4 of 5

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Is Supported By His Fans

dale
Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

After accomplishing several features throughout his career, Dale Earnhardt Jr. has found a way to win the heart of NASCAR fans.

Upon winning the honor of most popular driver for several consecutive seasons as voted by the fans, its no wonder that Earnhardt is one of the most loved drivers in the sport. Not only has Earnhardt won the vote for most popular driver from the fans but they have also voted him in the All-Star race on several occasions.

Over the years Earnhardt has gone on to have one of the biggest fan bases within NASCAR and that support their driver in any move that he makes.

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Jeff Gordon Has A Big Fan Base

gordon
Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Another driver with one of the biggest fan bases in NASCAR and teammate to NASCAR’s most popular driver is Jeff Gordon.

As a four time Cup Series champion Gordon has accomplished several features throughout his career that has won fans over. Not only have his accomplishments won fans but his personality and his upbeat attitude at the track.

In the earlier part of his career Gordon had a mustache and as a promise to fans he brought back the mustache during the 2012 chase after fans requested the return of the “stache”. With the increasing use of social media, Gordon just like several other drivers now communicates with fans throughout social media.


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