#5 His attitude.
For a lot of people, it was Dale Earnhardt’s attitude that endeared him to millions of fans, but it was also what made some people hate him! In fact, the hatred that some fans had and still have for Earnhardt are very similar to that of the hatred that Busch receives on a weekly basis from NASCAR fans.
While Earnhardt definitely didn’t whine as much as Kyle Busch does, especially when he made the transition into The Intimidator role, he was still known for making an ass out of himself on many occasions. He was also known for being extremely confident, which for many fans was an undesirable trait at the time.
With that being said, it was nothing compared to his overaggressive driving style!