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This category is to list some of the nicknames that have appeared on the NASCAR circuit over the years.

By DriverEdit

Allmendinger, A.J.

  • "The Dinger"
  • "Fussindger"

Ambrose, Marcos

  • "The Tasmanian Devil"

Baker, Buddy

  • "The Gentle Giant"
  • "The Crisco Kid"
  • "Leadfoot"

Beam, Herman

  • "The Turtle"

Biffle, Greg

  • "Bug-Eyed Dummy"
  • "Da Biff"

Bodine, Todd

  • "Cueball" or "Cueball Headed Fool"
  • "The Onion"

Burton, Jeff

  • "JB" Not Justin Beiber
  • "The Mayor"

Busch, Kurt

  • "KB2"
  • "Mr. Derp"
  • "Rubber-head"

Busch, Kyle

  • "Little Busch"
  • "Rowdy Busch"
  • "Shrub"
  • "KB1"
  • "Awesome Busch"
  • "Wild Thing"

Byron, Robert

  • "Red"

Carelli, Rick

  • "The High Plains Drifter"

Charland, Rene

  • "The Champ"

Crawford, Ankrum

  • "Spook"

Cregar, Charlie

  • "Red"

Crider, Curtis

  • "Crawfish"

Dillon, Austin

  • "The Imitator"

Earnhardt, Dale

  • "Ironhead"
  • "One Tough Customer"
  • "The Intimidator"
  • "The Man In Black"
  • "Big E"
  • "Senior"
  • Mr. 1990's

Headline text Edit

Earnhardt, Dale Jr.

  • "Little E"
  • "June Bug"
  • "Junior"
  • "Over88ted"

Edwards, Carl

  • "Concrete Carl"
  • "Cousin Carl"
  • "Roid Rage"
  • "Mr. Ed"
  • "Flip"
  • Mr Flip

Elliott, Bill

  • "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville"
  • "Million Dollar Bill"

Ellis, Tommy

  • "Terrible Tommy"

Flock, Truman

  • "Fonty"

Flynn, Larry

  • "The Flying Irishman"

Foyt, A.J.

  • "Super Tex"

Gant, Harry

  • "The Skoal Bandit"
  • "Mr. September"

Gordon, Jeff

  • "Wonder Boy"
  • "The Kid"
  • "Big Daddy"
  • "Super G"
  • "Four Time"
  • "Rainbow Warrior"
  • 4-time

Hall, Roy

  • "Rapid Roy"

Hamilton, Pete

  • "The Gentleman Racer"

Kevin Harvick

  • "The Bakersfield Basher"
  • "Happy"
  • "Mr. Where Did He Come From"
  • "The Closer"

Hassler, Raymond

  • "Friday"

Hutchins, Ernest

  • "Sonny"

Irvan, Ernie

  • "Swervin' Irvan"

Jarrett, Ned

  • "Gentleman Ned"

Jarrett, Dale

  • "DJ"
  • "The other Dale"

Johnson, Jimmie

  • "Champ"
  • "Six Time"
  • "Robot"
  • "Superman"
  • 2006-2010

Jernigan, Joseph

  • "Little Joe"

Kahne, Kasey

  • "Engine Engine #9"

Kenseth, Matt

  • "Matt The Brat Kenseth"
  • "Robot"
  • "Special K"
  • 9:12

Keselowski, Brad

  • "Brad K"


Labonte, Terry

  • "The Ironman"
  • "Texas Terry"

Logano, Joey

  • "Sliced Bread"
  • Mr. Butt Wipe

Lorenzen, Fred

  • "Fearless Freddie"
  • "Elmhurst Express"
  • "The Golden Boy"
  • "Fastback Freddie"

Lund, DeWayne

  • "Tiny"
  • Backup 500

Marlin, Clifton

  • "Coo Coo"

Martin, Mark

  • "Stiffdick"
  • "Crazy Old Man"
  • "The Kid"

Matthews, Edwin

  • "Banjo"

McLaughlin, Mike

  • "Magic Shoes"

Means, Jimmy

  • "Smut"

Miller, Junior

  • "King of the Southern Modifieds"

Mundy, Frank

  • "Rebel"

Nemechek, Joe

Newman, Ryan

  • "Rocket Man"
  • Mr. New Hampshire

Owens, Everett

  • "Cotton"
  • "King of the Modifieds"

Pearson, David

  • "The Silver Fox"

Petty, Richard

  • "The King"

Pistone, Tom

  • "Tiger"

Roberts, Glenn

  • "Fireball"

Rudd, Ricky

  • "Ironman"

Sosebee, Gober

  • "The Wild Injun"

Spencer, Jimmy

  • "Mr. Excitement"

Stacy, Nelson

  • "The NASH Ambassador"

Stumpf, Don

  • "Stumpy"

Sutton, Kelly

  • "Girl"

Stewart, Tony

  • "Smoke"
  • "Rushville Rocket"
  • 3:00

Teague, Marshall

  • "King of the Beach"

Thompson, Albert

  • "Speedy"

Tomaino, Jamie

  • "The Jet"

Turner, Curtis

  • "The Blond Blizzard of Virginia"
  • "Pops"

Tyner, Roy

  • "The Flying Indian"
  • or "The Wild Indian"

Wallace, Kenny

  • "Herman"

Wallace, Russell

  • "Rusty"
  • "Rubberhead"

Waltrip, Darrell

  • "Jaws
  • "Dr. DW"
  • "Dee Dubya"

Wood, Glen

  • "The Woodchopper"

Yunick, Henry

  • "Smokey"

Zervakis, Emanuel

  • "The Golden Greek"

By TrackEdit

Bristol

  • "Thunder Valley"

Darlington

  • "The Lady in Black"
  • "The Track Too Tough To Tame"

Daytona

  • "The Big D"
  • "The World Center of Racing"

Dover

  • "The Monster Mile"

Indy

  • "The Brickyard"

Lowe's

  • "The Beast of the Southeast"

New Hampshire

  • "The Magic Mile"

Pocono

  • "The tricky Triangle"

Rockingham

  • "The Rock"

Talladega

  • "Dega"
  • Longest Easy

Texas

  • "The Great American Speedway"

By OwnerEdit

Penske, Roger

  • "The Captain"

Roush, Jack

  • "The Cat in the Hat"

Yunick, Henry

  • "Smokey"

By MakeEdit

Chevrolet

  • "Bow Ties"

Ford

  • "Blue Ovals"

Other NicknamesEdit

Alabama Gang- Group of NASCAR drivers from Hueytown, AL. Includes the Allisons and the Bonnetts

"Batmobiles" - Bill Gazaway's description of the 1960s-1970s winged racecars

"Best Damn Garage in Town" - Smokey Yunick's famous race shop

"Black Widows" - The series of black, 1957 Chevrolets built by the manufacturer

Car of Tomorrow

  • "The Flying Brick"

"Flying Aces" - Dale Earnhardt's 1990s pit crew

Hudson Hornet

  • "The Fabulous Hudson Hornet"

Myers, Danny

  • "Chocolate"

"The Rainbow Warriors" - Jeff Gordon's DuPont pit crew

"The Killer Bees" - Matt Kenseth's DeWalt pit crew

"The Pit Bulls" - Greg Biffle's 3M pit crew

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