NASCAR fans are perhaps the most loyal and passionate in all of sports. They choose their driver and seldom waiver, defending their performance in good times and bad. That choice can often become divisive with family and friends.
It is estimated there are more than 70 million NASCAR fans who spend billions of dollars on the purchase of licensed products. More Fortune 500 companies are involved in NASCAR than other sports.
Fans not only adorn themselves in clothing representative of their favorite driver, but they are willing to stand for hours in hopes of obtaining an autograph or snap a good photo.
The infield of a racing venue will have a mind-boggling assortment of vehicles with fans taking creativity to the extreme, showing support of that special driver.
Many NASCAR fans are just as loyal as those who flaunt a driver's name and car number, but they watch quietly from the comfort of their homes.
That does not make those fans any less avid, and they won't hesitate to express their disagreement with anyone who has anything negative to say about their driver.
Some fans follow several drivers and root for them to find Victory Lane, but usually deep down, they will have a favorite who captures their heart.
Even casual fans of NASCAR who may not have found one particular driver to support, find a fascination with certain drivers and why they garner the fan loyalty that they do.
This slideshow will highlight drivers in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series who tend to draw the most fan support and explain why that happens.