Dear Valued Visitor,

We have noticed that you are using an ad blocker software.

Although advertisements on the web pages may degrade your experience, our business certainly depends on them and we can only keep providing you high-quality research based articles as long as we can display ads on our pages.

To view this article, you can disable your ad blocker and refresh this page or simply login.

We only allow registered users to use ad blockers. You can sign up for free by clicking here or you can login if you are already a member.

Most Popular NASCAR Drivers

Page 1 of 5

Car racing sport events generally amalgamate die-hard fans, with a thirst for speed and driving skills, but who are the most popular NASCAR drivers? Every year, the Sprint Cup season draws millions of passionate race car lovers to the different tracks, all expecting to see their favourite drivers and experience the thrills of the high speed sport. Furthermore, NASCAR has been around for 67 years already, so the array of talented drivers they’ve brought to fame is quite large. However, we’ll try to keep our list short by focusing on the crowd favourites.

Now while some people believe that being a race car driver isn’t really a job, we beg to differ, as stated in our previous article titled the top 6 most respected professions. In fact, the dedication and discipline that these professionals have shown throughout their careers is truly inspiring. So, let’s take a look at the most popular NASCAR drivers and how they reached their current status.

6. Junior Johnson

One of the old-timers amongst NASCAR’s favourite, the 83 year old Junior Johnson enjoyed the highlights of his career during the 50’s and 60’s. After winning 50 races, and earning 121 top-five positions out of the 313 races he participated in, Johnson was inducted into the Hall of Fame and retired in 1966. He then went on to become one of the sport’s most successful car owners.

5. Darrell Waltrip

This gentleman is part of NASCAR’s finest and was inducted in the Hall of Fame after bringing home three Championship Cups and winning 84 races. However, his fame persisted after he retired as a race car driver, taking on the position of analyst and broadcaster for FOX TV. He also made headlines for years, due to his feud with fellow driver Dale Earnhardt, who died tragically in a crash at the 2001 Daytona 500.

Page 1 of 5
Loading...