Webster's dictionary defines a soap opera as such:
"A radio or television serial drama of a highly melodramatic, sentimental nature: so called because many of the original sponsors were soap companies."
That is very interesting. NASCAR itself depends heavily on sponsorship and drama to continue normal operations. On the whole, it really does have much in common with the qualities of a soap opera.
However, some personalities transcend the larger picture to create a mystique and aura captivating enough to star in their own mini-soaps.
Here are 10 characters/drivers, a working title for their show and a brief synopsis of that plot. The reality of NASCAR blends with behind-the-scenes melodrama (fiction) to morph into entertainment fit for the daytime television audience.
Some are set to premier next year, while others have longer back stories that will continue on just like a real soap opera.