Who was the most popular Nascar driver last year?

Year Driver Team
2017 Chase Briscoe Brad Keselowski Racing
2018 Noah Gragson Kyle Busch Motorsports
2019 Ross Chastain Niece Motorsports
2020 Zane Smith GMS Racing

During his day, his fan base was the most passionate that any driver ever had. This propelled him to win NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver award 16 times between 1984 and 2002 He would likely have won at least one more had he not removed his name from consideration for future awards after the 2002 season.

Dale Earnhardt

Why He’s Here: Earnhardt won only one Most Popular Driver award, and it came posthumously after his death in the last-lap accident in the 2001 Daytona 500.

Elliott has had eight top-five finishes this season and was named the Most Popular Driver in the Cup Series in 2018, ’19 and ’20.

Chase Elliott nominated for 2021 ESPYS Best Driver Award.

Driver ESPY Wins Years honored
Jeff Gordon 4 1996, 1998, 1999, 2007
Jimmie Johnson 4 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Tony Stewart 3 2003, 2006, 2012
Kyle Busch 2 2016, 2019

Who is the greatest NASCAR driver of all time?

Greatest NASCAR Drivers of All Time

  • Greg Biffle.
  • Kasey Kahne. …
  • Ernie Irvan. …
  • Neil Bonnett. …
  • Geoff Bodine. …
  • Harry Gant. NASCAR driver Harry Gant in 1986. …
  • Donnie Allison. Donnie Allison at Daytona Speedway in 1977. …
  • A.J. Foyt. A.J. Foyt gets a big kiss from a race stopper after winning the 1972 Daytona 500. …
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Who is NASCAR’s all time fan favorite?

The winner of the most awards is Bill Elliott with 16 in the NASCAR Cup Series. Elliott Sadler has the most with four awards in the Xfinity Series, and Johnny Benson Jr. has the most awards at three in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.

Who retired from NASCAR?

At the end of the 2020 season, Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth, and Clint Bowyer retired from the sport. Now, with one more year passing, there is a chance that others could hang up their boots. The likes of Ryan Newman and Kurt Busch are already in their 40s, with Newman being 43 years old, and Busch, 42.

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