We asked you, the fans, to tell us how you picked your favorite Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver. From family tradition, to fan interaction, to paint schemes, here are a few are some of our favorite responses!*
"Personality, interaction with fans, smile and how he is on the track. How could you not pick Ryan Blaney and those awesome eyes?" – Bonnie Hayward
"I picked Austin Dillon as my driver for the future in (Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series) back in 2012 when he was a (NASCAR Xfinity Series) rookie and was thinking about who I should pull for when Jeff Gordon retires. I decided to pick Austin Dillon and haven’t regretted it one bit and definitely haven’t looked back as a fan." - @cc49ers
Martin Truex Jr.
"(I've been loyal) to Martin Truex Jr. since 2005, and Tony Stewart is my childhood hero. I follow Furniture Row Racing and Stewart-Haas Racing thru and thru." - @Jbriggsy_14
"I just picked Chase and stuck with him. At first, I just picked a driver and (went) with it, but now I am a true diehard Chase Elliott fan." – Michelle C. Wolff
"We took our grandson for his first trip to DAYTONA (when) he was 22 months old, and he tried to climb all over the M&M's car. He will be 11 in August and (he) hasn’t missed a year. We’re all Kyle Busch strong." – Rhonda Tucker
"Watching the SportsCenter intros 10 years ago, noticed a driver who held up 2 fingers and a trophy. Wanted to know who it was, turns out it was Jimmie Johnson. Caught the racing bug then Jimmie becomes my favorite driver!" - @jalvarado2
"Driving style! Kyle Larson is aggressive and finds a way to make his car work." - @wagz900
"I threw all of the numbers into a hat and drew one. Congrats, Aric Almirola." - @WoodyWoodcaster
"Kurt Busch fan since I started watching NASCAR with my mom and sister. Kurt was my favorite driver and still is." – Jeannie Hammer
"Kasey Kahne is my driver and has been since 2006. He’s a great driver and he’s great with his fans, (he) appreciates where he came from and what it took to get where he is. He’s someone that put family and those in need first." – @wietzie
Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
"My favorite is Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (I saw) him race when he was 15 at my local dirt track in West Tennessee, got his autograph, very nice person. Been a fan ever since." - @jay_wilkins17
"Bubba Wallace is one of my favorites. I watched him race late models at a track in little Franklin County, Virginia." - @TylerC420024
"I picked Cale Yarborough because he was a guest star on The Dukes of Hazard when I was a kid. Then, several years later, along came Kevin Harvick driving the last number Cale drove and then Harvick became my favorite." - @calefan28
"Trevor Bayne and Chris Buescher are my two drivers. I started following Trevor when in 2010, his attitude and faith was one of kind. Buescher is the people's champ!" - @SWhiteFishing26
*Responses have been edited for clarity and/or length.
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