They are the drivers for whom you cross your fingers, toes and eyes in hopes of them getting a win during the weekend. He protested his innocence, but has since continued to be arrested for possession of the drug, as well as for possession of stolen property. Like his Team Penske teammate Brad Keselowski, Joey Logano would be considered a nice guy off the track, but is definitely no stranger to controversy on it. Unfortunately for him, all the reasons he is likable is why Jeff Gordon was one of the most loved drivers of all time. When, in reality, Dale Earnhardt was a much hated driver out on the track. As previously mentioned, Harvick also pushed Keselowski in the back to initiate the brawl between Gordon, which Kevin seemingly had no part of. I will agree, however, that it was somewhat lame when Dillon accused his team of choosing the wrong car for the race after a poor run earlier this season.
That would appear to sum it up. Jeff Gordon With 93 wins under his belt, Gordon is ranked third of all-time, which is the highest total in the modern era which began in 1972. This is definitely a story to watch. Gordon will get one more shot to win in Indianapolis this weekend when he replaces Earnhardt Jr. In a Utopian world, everyone does the right thing, says the right thing and love abounds. But his personal conduct on and off the race track has been brought into question on more than one occasion — notably when he was arrested driving 128 miles per hour in 45 miles per hour suburban school zone.
Joey was consistently driving dirty and acting like he did nothing wrong which enviably led to him and a lot of other drivers hating him for it. Every sport has its villains and bad boys. If you can say one hundred percent that something that Kyle Busch has never entertained you with something he has done you would be lying. Open criticism of the CoT in 2007 as well as the 2019 rules package and Goodyear tires. And who do you think are the most common perpetrators of anti-gay hate crimes? Who better to wear the black hat than a man who not only wears it but embraces it? Jimmie Johnson Jimmie Johnson may be the most hated man in the sport, but he has also been the most dominant of his generation. Why Was Jeff Gordon Picked for the Fake News? He was busted in 2011 after deputies found 1.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr is hated because you always hear about him but for no reason. Well, for the record there was at least one. Jimmie, if you are reading this here is a suggestion; Try shot-gunning a beer after your next win. Although he may not be quite as hated as he once was, he may always remain as one of the most hated drivers. Kenseth has had feuds with other drivers as well, most notably when he attacked Keselowski after a race in 2014. Junior Johnson Junior Johnson was a man who did as he pleased — no matter what the personal cost.
We hope you enjoy our bold takes, updates and all things sports! Watch your likability sky rocket through the roof. Fellow drivers have attempted to fight Keselowski this season multiple times. He denied this vehemently saying it was complications from taking the allergy pill Claritin. While trouble has no difficulty finding him when his hard driving for the win can cause problems between he and his fellow drivers. He was never shy about proclaiming how great he was, never hesitated to put another driver down, and loved nothing more than to have a public feud splashed across the sports pages of the newspapers. It began back in 2008 when of his car during a heated argument which then led Edwards to grab Harvick by the throat. He is quick to drop the gloves with anyone who ticks him off — whether another driver, a reporter, or another team owner.
Somehow Kyle ended up walking away as the only one bleeding however. Another versatile racer, Gordon has the most Cup victories on restrictor plate courses and road courses—including six in a row on the latter, another record. Even today, Dale Earnhardt incites an ongoing controversy about whether his racing number No. The next is when they get fined for aggressive driving or even when their team gets docked a few points for a rules infraction. Whatever it may be when we find drivers we like we always find drivers we hate, or at least dislike. None the less all of these drivers are winners, and some future Hall of Famers, and you can hate them but you still got to respect them. Having raced for 27 years, he finished in the top 10 every year at least once and more often than not, several times.
The need to literally bring home the bacon led Lee Petty to adopt an aggressive, take no prisoners style of driving, and that did not sit well with other racers on the track. A once relatively liked driver, Hamlin has managed to skyrocket up through the hatred rankings and has even been recently mentioned as the 1. Watch the video above for more about one of the tournament's early breakout stars. Saying that there are gay guys among those who like to sing and dance in tandem is like saying there may be gay guys among those who like to design clothes. He won the Daytona 500 seven times, and he is the only driver to win 27 races in a single season. And he still occasionally generates some controversy when he criticizes a driver today a little too harshly. Matt Kenseth Ironically, with a lot of these drivers, they receive almost as much love and support as they do hate.
Bleacher Report is the go-to destination for armchair quarterbacks everywhere. We will not embrace nor participate in exclusion or intolerance. Busch has a very loud and very large personality but also has the very large results to back it up. One of the popular news videos on the site even said that a baby mermaid had washed up ashore in the Caribbean. During his racing career Stewart was famous for jumping out of his car and punching other drivers while they still had their helmets on! Whether that means he is rethinking the way he conducts business or is simply focusing on the 2018 season is unknown.