Are: Ryan Blaney
There’s just something about Ryan Blaney that makes him look and feel like the future of NASCAR. While that might have a lot to do with Dale Earnhardt Jr naming him one of the drivers to watch, it also has a lot to do with the fact that he is moving over to Penske Racing, which has proven to be a championship caliber team in the past. With that being said and Blaney’s magnetic personality, he is both the future in a personality aspect and a performance one.
Maybe not on the same level as Earnhardt Senior, Petty and Gordon were, but Blaney will undoubtedly make his mark as one of the greatest personalities ever to race in the sport. He’s honest with his audience, he’s raw and he’s very driven to win. That, along with the legacy that was already cemented by his father, Dave Blaney, he is a guaranteed Hall of Famer before its all over.