Jimmie Johnson

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Fake

Jimmie Johnson has won 83 NASCAR Cup Series races. He is an 7-time Cup Series Champion and won five straight.

Michael McDowell

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Fake

He has not won a NASCAR Cup Series race, but over his career, has earned more than $15M. (This post was written before his first big win at Daytona on Sunday.)

Bobby Labonte

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Bobby Labonte won it all in 2000, and this retired driver won 21 Series races. Also, a NASCAR Hall-of-Famer.

Ernie Ellis

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If Ernie Ellis were a real person, he’d be the grizzled veteran. He has been in the business for too long and has a love-hate relationship with racing.

Martin Truex Jr.

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Truex Jr. has won 27 races and has sat atop the poll 19 times. Last season, he had 23 top-10 finishes.

Austin Carson

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Austin Carson sounds like the young, up-and-coming punk driver. You wreck him, his father (billionaire ex-driver) Earl Carson will come for everything you own.

A.C. is a real piece of work…you know, if he were real.

Chase Elliot

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Fake

The defending champion, Chase Elliot looks to repeat after a five-win season in a pandemic year.

“The King”Richard Petty

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Cole Custer

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Cole Custer won a single race last year, but finished ranked 16th overall in a 36-race season.

Tony Wade Jr.

Real

Fake

We all know a Tony Wade. A friendly face to all the drivers. He always tries to be the peacekeeper but avoids altercations altogether. However, Tony does not exist.

“The Bad Boy of Racing”Roscoe Berry Sr.

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Fake

If Roscoe existed, he would walk out of press conferences without warning and strut like Danny Zuko from Grease.

He’d drive the No. 1 car, because he is…the one and only.

Cal Naughton Jr.

Real

Fake

Shake and bake! Cal was John C. Reilly’s character in Talladega Nights. I was hoping to fool someone who recognized the name but hasn’t seen the movie.

Sonny Pittman

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In a world where this man exists, Sonny Pittman has done advertisements for multiple steak houses and a of couple rib joints.
He has never won a race, but his comedic personality gets him over with fans.

Rusty Wallace

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Rusty Wallace won 55 races over his long career from 1980 to 2005. He also won the championship ’89.

Bubba Wallace

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Wallace has yet to win a Cup Series Race, but is one of the brighter young stars heading into his fourth season.

Betty Charlotte

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Betty Charlotte is what I had imagined an old school racer, but it turns out there was actually a woman named Sara Christian who competed in the inaugural race at Charlotte Speedway.

Roy Dale White

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Forget RDJ, RDW puts the “W” in his nickname. As sure as his name is Roy Dale White, he does what he has to to finish in the top-20.

Kasey Horn

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If he existed, Casey Horn would grow up to change his name to “Kasey.” He races to prove his parents wrong that he can and will drive faster than 55 mph.

Leonard “Lee” Lee II

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If he existed, Lee Lee Squared would be that guy who never comes in first and blames everyone else around him. That’s so Lee.

Richard “Dick” Trickle

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Fake

Dick Trickle never won a NASCAR Series race, but he competed over FOUR decades. He passed away in 2013.

Source: https://www.buzzfeed.com/jeremyhayes/real-or-fake-nascar-driver

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