What qualifies a driver as a complete bust?
While that answer varies from person to person and is dependent on a variety of factors, it is usually a term used to describe someone that didn’t live up to the potential they had or the expectations that were put on them. Either way, it’s a derogatory term and something that no one wants to be labeled as, but it’s also the only thing that comes to mind when thinking about specific NASCAR drivers.
With that being said and the ever changing landscape of NASCAR racing in mind, here are 20 drivers that turned out to be complete busts in the sport. Keep in mind that the reasons for them being busts will be subjective at times, but it will mostly be based on the hype that the driver received versus what they actually accomplished during their time in the sport.