The personality of the drivers is one thing that makes NASCAR such a widespread, appealing sport. It is more than likely that you would associate "temperamental" with Kyle Busch or "regal" with Richard Petty. You don't get that in any other motorsport.
This can be compared to the world of music. We remember more songs than musicians, but the musicians we do remember happened to have larger-than-life personalities.
Sure, we may know them right now because they grace the front page, but there may be a chance that that will change in 10 to 20 years.
This is a list of drivers and their musician counterparts.