Whether they cheer for you or boo you, at least they know who you are.
That was the advice given to a young Jeff Gordon during the early years of his career. The advice was given to him by series veteran, Dale Earnhardt. And would later propel the California native to put public opinions aside and focus on capturing four NASCAR Sprint Cup championships over the course of his legendary career.
With that being said, get your mouse ready, find a comfortable spot to sit, and prepare to count down the top-five drivers that NASCAR fans love to hate.
It’s all about winning.
No, seriously, for Kyle Busch it is all about winning the big trophy at the end of the day. Not only has the defending Sprint Cup Champion proved that by capturing wins in every top NASCAR series and sweeping entire race weekends. He has also proven this by his aggressive and sometimes even jaw-dropping behavior on the track.
While this personality trait is a great thing, especially since it has led the younger Busch brother to a Sprint Cup Championship, 34 Sprint Cup wins, 79 Xfinity Series wins and 44 Camping World Truck Series victories. It is also one of biggest reasons why Kyle Busch is so disliked by NASCAR fans around the world. In fact, his personality and his winning ways on the track might just make him one of the most controversial drivers of all time.
Kyle Busch gave fans another reason to hate him last season. When he became NASCAR’s first champion under the new playoff format to not compete in every race that season. The title victory forced fans to throw around terms like waiver champion and part-time champion. Which angered Samantha Busch to point of defending her husband’s title victory during the end of year ceremony in Las Vegas.
With all that in mind, and Kyle Busch sure to be continuing his winning ways in 2016. There should be no doubt in fans minds that he will continue to be despised wherever he goes. His recent comments about NASCAR fixing races also doesn’t do much to help him win the popular vote.
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