NASCAR Driver Nicknames: Where Did They Come From and What Are They?

Danielle hendersonCorrespondent IJune 16, 2009

BROOKLYN, MI - JUNE 14:  Mark Martin, driver of the #5 CARQUEST/Kellogg's Chevrolet, celebrates in victory lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway on June 14, 2009 in Brooklyn, Michigan.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

'll be going through NASCAR drivers and their nicknames, some are nice, other not so much.

Greg Biffleis self nicknamed "the biff", which could easyly be transformed into "the sniff". If I ever meet him he best pray he doesn't have a cold.

Kyle Buschhas probably got the most nicknames of any Driver on the circuit. His consist of "Rowdy", "shrub" and "wild thing". Junior fans, as myself, have many other thing we call him.... they just aren't appropriate for B/R.

Jimmie Johnsondoesn't have many known nicknames, so lets explore some options. He's is called JJ a lot, so what about "Yimmie". See this one works for female fans who think Jimmie is yummy.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has quite a few nicknames, mostly given by his fans. We know he is often referred to as "Junior", which is most likely what his Daddy called him. He is also called "Junebug" his Dad called him that when he was little, cute huh?

Jeff Gordon is most commonly known as the "Rainbow Warrior", which was given to him and his crew when his car had a rainbow painted on it. He's also called "wonder boy".

Carl Edwards Is "cousin carl" for his like able personality. How do you not like Carl? so I guess it fits. He was also called "flipper" when he raced dirt tracks, another one that fits! Although if your Kevin Harvick you might call him "pansy" rather than "flipper".

Tony Stewartis Mr. "smoke" from when he used to blow so many engines. It also works when he wins, those burn out sure leave a lot of "smoke" behind.

Ryan Newmanis the "rocket man" after how well he qualifies. It really fits him too.... well at least since joining SHR.

Kevin Harvick Is known as "happy" which fits sometimes. Although at a road course a couple years back you could have called him Kevin "mad" Harvick and it would have fit better.

Mark Martin is "the kid". Of course we all know how this one started, Mark acts more like a 12 year old physacly than a 50 year old man. Congrats to Mark "the kid" Martin on all his success this year and through his career.