[Not interested in the “race car drivers aren’t athletes” debate. Start your own thread on that if you like.]
Today, he became the first NASCAR driver to win 4 straight (top division) driver championships. But I get the sense that he still doesn’t have a huge following by NASCAR fans, the press doesn’t seem to worship him much, when they give him any attention at all, and his public persona is rather undistinguished & unspectacular (nothing against introverts mind, being one myself). For someone who has completely dominated his sport for four straight years, you’d think he’d be more famous and such. Even here, after a search I found more posts on an Eagles player with the same name than I did him, which means this board is as indifferent to his accomplishments as almost everybody else.