#3 His dominance.
Speaking of those 76 Cup wins that were mentioned earlier, his out right dominance in The Cup Series was another thing that he got a lot of flack for. Maybe it wasn’t as negatively viewed as Jimmie Johnson’s, Kyle Busch’s and Kevin Harvicks dominant streaks were, but it was something that made quite a few fans hate The Intimidator.
In the end, it was same thing for Johnson when he finally reached seven championships and it will be the same for any other driver that manages to reach that feat. Unfortunately for those drivers that one day do or even come close to reaching the historic streak, fans have a much more negative opinion of dominant drivers then they do of plucky underdogs.