Danica Patrick. Not really a fan of Nascar but I admire who she is and what she's done for the sport
What has she done for the sport other than being a media hype machine who's career would have ended already if it weren't for GoDaddy...
My favorite driver is Tony Stewart, despite him hiring Patrick to drive for his team..
I maybe catch 1 or 2 races a year, now. I used to watch a lot more than that with my family. They are still big fans though.
Guys I loved through the years were Richard Petty, Rusty Wallace, Jeff Gordon (local boy!), and Dale Earnhardt Jr.
At least 2 of them still race. I remember watching a race this year and thinking "I don't even recognize most of these names."
Sears Point (aka Sonoma Raceway. aka Infineon Raceway) is just down a small stretch of highway, from my house.
When the Blue Angels fly over the racetrack, they appear over my house just a few minutes later.
Juan Pablo Montoya and Joey Logano.
Juan because i loved watching him when he was in F1. His aggressive style should've been rewarded with a world championship.
Joey because he's young and he's got the potential to win the Sprint Cup in a few years.