Kurt Busch makes list of top 10 least-liked athletes in America

The NASCAR veteran is the only racing driver to make the list.

Forbes.com has published the top 10 most disliked athletes in America on their website, which includes recent newsmakers Lance Armstrong and Notre Dame football player Manti Te'o. The only driver to make the list this year is Furniture Row Racing's Kurt Busch who has struggled with a negative image with the media and public alike for several years.

Kurt Busch, Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet
Kurt Busch, Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet

Photo by: Eric Gilbert

Disgraced cyclist Armstrong and bizarre-love-story protagonist Te'o share the top spot with a 15% appeal rating from the latest public surveys from Nielsen Sports and market research firm E-Poll. Kurt Busch's tirades and arrogant behavior on and off the track earned him a 27% appeal rating, according to the survey. Also making the list were Tiger Woods, Jay Cutler, Metta World Peace, A-Rod, Michael Vick, Tony Romo and Kobe Bryant.

See the list here: http://www.forbes.com/pictures/eddf45jmfd/kurt-busch-2/

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kurt Busch , Eric Gilbert
Teams Furniture Row Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags busch, ehrhardt, featured, forbes, kurt, list, nascar-cup