NASCAR's 30 Most Lovable Personalities of the Last 25 Years

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NASCAR's 30 Most Lovable Personalities of the Last 25 Years
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Two of NASCAR's most lovable personalities, Mark Martin (left) and the late Benny Parsons.

This was a topic that just kept growing and growing.

We were originally going to list just five of the most lovable personalities in NASCAR over the last 10 years, but we kept coming up with others who were just as qualified and deserved to make the list.

Then, because we kept coming up with more individuals that were worthy, we decided to lengthen the list to the last 20 years and then eventually to the last quarter-century.

Pretty soon, we were at 20 names, then 25 and we still weren't finished. We finally settled on 30 individuals, and the finished product is what you're looking at here.

The interesting thing about this list is that a full one-third (10) are related, either as brothers or fathers and sons. That just goes to show how special family really is in NASCAR.

We've chosen individuals from the ranks of drivers, team owners, broadcasters, writers and humanitarians. There is no ranking or particular order to this list.

Of course, no list is ever complete. So if there's someone you feel should be added, please let us know in the comments section.

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