From the year of the Nascar driver to the year of the quarterback. Last year three drivers from the Nascar circuit made our list of America’s Most Influential Athletes, led by perennial Sprint Cup Series champ Jimmie Johnson.
Martin Truex Jr., driver of the #78 Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Axalta 'We Paint Winners' 400 at Pocono Raceway on June 7, 2015 in Long Pond, Pennsylvania.
Tim Richmond spoofs photographers after qualifying for the 1983 Daytona 500. Richmond's flashy personality didn't fit well with NASCAR management of that era, but likely would be a welcome addition to the series' driver line-up today.