Your NASCAR heroes were as dorky as you were in high school

Jay Busbee
From the Marbles

Oh, this is just awesome. The fine folks at Snakkle have just posted an entire gallery of NASCAR drivers as they appeared in their high school yearbooks. Yep, they looked every bit as dorky as you did, with regrettable hairstyles, ill-fitting suits and wacky backdrops.

Those three gentlemen up there? Let's see if you can figure them out. Here's a big hint: They share the numbers 1, 4 and 8 between them. More on them in a bit.

In the meantime, it doesn't stop with these three. Want to see [name redacted]'s bad bleach-blond job, [name redacted]'s unfortunate puffy shirt, and [name redacted]'s poodle hair? Yep, those photos exist, too.

Now, back to the three guys photographed above. Take a look at the photo below to see what they look like now.

That first guy there is two-time Cup champion Tony Stewart. Seriously, that's what Smoke looked like in high school. Next to him, none other than Dale Earnhardt Jr. And finally we have five-time defending champion Jimmie Johnson, who's gone from totally geek to like totally chic.

For the entire gallery, go to Snakkle.

(High school photos credits: Seth Poppel / Yearbook Library.)

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