The Origin of NASCAR's Most Infamous Nicknames

Kara MartinSenior Analyst IFebruary 26, 2010

The Origin of NASCAR's Most Infamous Nicknames

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Dale "The Intimidator" Earnhardt

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Richard "The King" Petty

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"Awesome" Bill "From Dawsonville" Elliott

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Darrell "Jaws" Waltrip

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Tony "Smoke" Stewart

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"Cousin" Carl Edwards

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Joey "Sliced Bread" Logano

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Dale "June Bug" Earnhardt Jr.

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Kurt "Ears" Busch

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Kyle "Shrub" Busch

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Jimmy "Mr. Excitement" Spencer

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Kevin "Happy" Harvick

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Ryan "Rocket Man" Newman

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David "The Franchise" Reutimann

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Rusty "Rubberhead" Wallace

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Kenny "The Hermanator" Wallace

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Chris "J.J." Yeley

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Ernie "Swervin'" Irvan

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Edward Glenn "Fireball" Roberts

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J.C. "Suitcase Jake" Elder

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