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Drivers who disliked their fans


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#1 karlth

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Posted 10 September 2001 - 16:53

I have read so many nice things about drivers who treated their fans with respect, like Petty and Stewart, that it made me wonder about the other side. Are there or were there any drivers who were known for their dislike of fans?

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#2 Martyj

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Posted 10 September 2001 - 17:02

You might have a tough time finding responses to this one. However, I do remember one Indy driver who had a reputation for having little tolerance of media or fans or anything other than just the business of racing cars: Danny Ongaias. I have no first hand knowledge, just what I remember being the buzz about him around the Speedway back in the late 70's.

#3 calissa

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Posted 10 September 2001 - 17:21

I don't believe that there areany drivers woh disliked their fans- without them , the drivers wouldn't be where they are !!!!
but , could be that there are some who overlook that fact !

#4 David M. Kane

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Posted 12 September 2001 - 11:51

Niki Lauda will never go down as Mr. Sunshine.