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Here's a scary thought: Kyle Busch wins NASCAR popularity contest

October 26, 2009 |  1:54 pm

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NASCAR driver Kyle Busch is No. 1 in the Nationwide Series standings, but he has never been No. 1 in the hearts of NASCAR fans. Until now.

The surly yet talented Busch is the most popular NASCAR driver in a Halloween costume search, according to a poll from

Tony Stewart came in at No. 2, followed by Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

It's hard to imagine anyone wanting to look like Busch, even for Halloween. It's even harder to imagine Dale Jr. losing a NASCAR popularity contest. He can't even win at that anymore.

Go to Haddock in the Paddock for stories and driver comments from the NASCAR races at Martinsville Speedway in Virginia and Memphis Motorsports Park in Tennessee.

-- Tim Haddock