NASCAR is a sport made up of big personalities. One of the aspects of NASCAR that keeps fans interested is the way the drivers act toward each other off the race track and how that affects what the drivers do on the race track.
Since the first running of the Daytona 500 in 1959, the personalities in NASCAR have been on display for fans to see. The biggest personality in the sport is also the most popular driver in the history of NASCAR: Dale Earnhardt Sr.
Earnhardt was called The Intimidator because he often put fear into his competitors on the race track but was not afraid to speak his mind off the race track as well.
The same kind of personality that Earnhardt displayed in the 1980s and 1990s is found in many of the drivers today.
It is difficult to see some of the drivers' personalities because they are not outspoken on television. The best way to gauge a driver’s personality is to follow him or her on Twitter. Some drivers will tweet messages that they may not say in front of the camera.
NASCAR would not be what it is today without the big personalities that make up the sport.
Here is a list of the biggest personalities in NASCAR today…