Overheated?: The Best and Worst Driver Attitudes in NASCAR
They go 200 laps in 80 degree weather and they either win, or they lose. They are the drivers of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Some of them wow us with their amazing personalities and attitudes, while others we just want to smack.
Here are some of the best and some of the worst attitudes on the track.
Best: Jimmie Johnson
Three-time champion Jimmie Johnson has a great attitude on the track. It very well could be because the driver of the No. 48 seems to get bad luck on a rare occasion.
Only a few times has Jimme Johnson ever retaliated against another driver on the track and if he has, it's hard to tell whether he meant it or not.
Either way, Johnson always sounds happy while talking to crew chief Chad Knaus on the radio during almost every race.
Worst: Kyle Busch
Though Kyle Busch looks pleasantly happy in this picture, it's a rare occasion. Though he has shown a bit of maturity, he still does not have a good attitude at the race track.
Walking away after a race is never a good thing to do. Good ol' Kyle is very good at that.
Kyle Busch is also very good at yelling at his crew chief Steve Addington over the small things. Yelling never solves anything Kyle.
In the near future I am thinking he might mature and grow up.
We will see.
Best: Carl Edwards
99 percent of the time, Carl Edwards has one of the best personalities and attitudes in the business.
Whether it is being an in-car reporter cracking a joke, or just talking to you about the weather. The guy is all smiles, whether it is fake or not it is still nice.
Now the other 1 percent is Carl Edwards the retaliator. He isn't a saint by any means but by George he has got one hell of a personality overall.
Worst: Kurt Busch
Before Kyle Busch took the reigns as, "Mr. Bad attitude," there was big brother Kurt Busch. Retaliation and anger became the elder Busch's middle name.
Though he has grown up a bit, this side of him will sneak out when needed or not needed for that matter.
Best: Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. doesn't exactly have the world's greatest personality, but his attitude is very good.
Though he has had some of the worst luck possible so far this season, he continues to be positive.
He rarely ever blames others for mistakes made and is often apologetic for accidents.
My fellow Jr. fans know what I am talking about here!
Best: Jamie McMurray
Though his future is up in the air as of right now, that doesn't stop Jamie McMurray from being positive. Rarely if not ever have I seen or heard McMurray retaliate or truly get angry at his team or another driver.
I hope the future holds good for this humble driver.
Most Improved: Tony Stewart
One of the most controversial drivers in NASCAR has become one of the happiest drivers in the circuit today.
Though I'm sure winning races and owning his own team has a lot to do with his sudden happiness. But without, "smoke," has improved greatly!
Other Notable Mentions
Some of the other drivers who seem to have great attitudes on the track include: Mark "The Kid", Martin, Elliot Sadler, Kasey Kahne, and Marcos Ambrose.
The only other one with a not so great attitude is Juan Pablo Montoya, but that might just be the way he talks.
If I missed anyone be sure to let me know.
If it wasn't for these drivers and their personalities, NASCAR wouldn't be quite as entertaining.