Over the years in NASCAR there have been many voices bringing race results and news to fans. Whether it was calling the race like Bob Jenkins or reporting from the pits like Chris Economaki, these talented broadcasters brought NASCAR to life over the airwaves. For the drivers, on air abilities and public personas are keys to making a driver a fan favorite or the one they love to hate.
Let’s take a look at a few of those drivers that draw the crowds as well as the boos like the late Dale Earnhardt, Kyle Busch and Brad Keselowski who have been known to run their mouths from time to time.
He was one of the most prolific drivers the sport has ever seen. You either loved him or you hated him but there was never an inbetween. He drove with a passion that very few have and he made winning look easy at times. He had aggression and grace together on the track and he was not afraid to speak his mind. He was known as the “Intimidator,” exciting and uncensored.
55 races without a win
Dale on Jeff Gordon
He didn’t back down
He drives the wheels off his cars and I would say he is a “checkers-or-wreckers” type of guy. But perhaps he is more known for his comments off the track and maybe even his dancing skills? Let’s take a look.
Dancing gangnum style
Kyle on Brad Keselowski
He likes to speak his mind perhaps a little more than he should, especially on Twitter. Brad Keselowski is a young gun just coming onto the scene in NASCAR who likes to grab a mic any chance he can get. I would bet that at some races, he speaks more than the reporters in the pits.
Brad on Kyle Busch
Brad interviews Jamie McMurray
Brad likes to drink and his glass-to-mouth count is over 25
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