Driver Gauge: Junior No Longer Most Popular Driver

So I was looking around on NASCAR.com the other day, and I found something very interesting.

The website has this cool new feature called Driver Gauge, which allows fans to select their top 5 favorite drivers, and submit their votes into the Gauge. Each week, the votes are tallied up, and the top 5 most popular drivers are placed on the list in order of their ranking.

Basically, it’s a “Most Popular Driver” contest, only it’s updated more often than just once a year.

Right now, believe it or not, Dale Earnhardt Jr. is not NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver. At least, according to the Gauge.

Who is? You might be surprised to hear that the honor currently goes to Jeff Gordon. Jimmie Johnson is a surprising second, followed by Mark Martin, Earnhardt Jr., and Kevin Harvick.

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Topics: Dale Earnhardt Jr, Driver Gauge, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Mark Martin

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  • Jamerson

    The cheers aren’t as strong as they used to be at driver intros. I went to Darlington a few weeks ago, and there were actually quite a number of boos. I don’t know that was 50/50… maybe 75/25 (cheers 75%, natch).

    I remember last year, though. Souvenir haulers were reporting that Stewart had passed Junior in sales and speculation ran rampant that Junior might not win the Most Popular Driver award. We all know how that turned out.

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    Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

  • http://www.tireball.com John

    I’m not a fan. never have been but I will say I’ve noticed a bunch a lot of people turned off by him nowadays. Last year at Indy the section I went in stood up and cheered when he was out of the race. you can even hear boos on tv. the guy has won before and is on the best team there is no reason for anyone to make excuses on why he hasnt won or isnt a chase driver. its like the annoucers still try to give him a pass.

    he’s danica without the ponytail.