By any measure, stock car racers are some of motor sport’s most enviable figures. Firstly, they get to drive fast cars for a living. In addition, they get paid a fortune for doing so. And NASCAR drivers certainly get their fair share of admirers as well. Just ask these stunning women, who couldn’t resist falling for stock car racing’s biggest stars.
20. Ashley Van Metre
Like her husband, 2004 Premier Series winner Kurt Busch, Ashley Van Metre is a sporting star in her own right. A polo player by trade, Metre met Busch through the driver’s sister in 2014. And three years later, the pair tied the knot in a cozy Caribbean ceremony.
19. Samantha Busch
Not to be outdone by his older brother Kurt, Kyle Busch is married to the equally lovely Samantha. While working at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Samantha had a chance encounter with the NASCAR driver. The pair subsequently exchanged numbers and eventually married in 2010.
18. Lorra Bowyer
Married since 2014, Lorra Bowyer was more enthusiastic about the pair’s nuptials than stock car star husband Clint. Indeed, he grumbled, “Just tell me where I need to be” to Fox Sports just months before their nuptials. But while Clint isn’t the traditional romantic type the pair, who have two children together, nevertheless make for a great couple.
17. Danica Patrick
Great minds often think alike, so it seems natural that racing sensation Danica Patrick would hook up with a fellow driver. Following her 2012 separation from ex-husband Paul Hospenthal, Patrick began dating two-time Nationwide champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. And the pair have been going steady ever since.
16. Niki Taylor
After meeting at a charity event in 2006, Niki Taylor instantly became enamored with stock racer Burney Lamar. And it didn’t take long for the model to realize the attraction was entirely mutual. In fact, Lamar proposed to her in October the same year. She accepted and they now have two children together.
15. Amy Reimann
Interior designer Amy Reimann was originally hired to jazz up Daytona winner Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s house. However, she soon found herself falling in love. Indeed, since that first encounter in 2009, the pair have proved an ideal match. They subsequently tied the knot on New Year’s Eve 2016.
14. Cortney Sauter
The proud wife of reigning Camping World Truck champion Johnny, Cortney Sauter has been married to the driver since 2007. In addition, the blonde beauty is also a devoted parent who gave birth to their third child in 2015.
13. Nicole Biffle
Some relationships take their time to reach the altar. Indeed, it took racer Greg Biffle nearly ten years to propose to girlfriend Nicole. After meeting in 1998, the pair finally married in 2007 and welcomed daughter Emma into the world four years later.
12. Whitney Ward
As a former cheerleader for the Tennessee Titans, Whitney Ward is well versed on the sporting world. She became acquainted with NASCAR after beginning a relationship with racer Austin Dillon in 2015. Now engaged, the pair seem set to lead a long and happy life together.
11. Jordan Fish
When Denny Hamlin went to see the Charlotte Bobcats play in 2007, he only expected to watch some basketball. However, he came away with the love of his life after meeting dancer Jordan Fish off the court. The pair, who have one daughter together, are rumored to be getting married in 2017.
10. Ingrid Vandebosch
Having posed for the likes of Vogue and Marie Claire, Ingrid Vandebosch possesses a beauty beyond compare. Certainly, it was enough to win over ex-racer Jeff Gordon, who she married in 2006. After being introduced by mutual friends, the two began dating in 2004 and are now proud parents of two.
9. Crystal Hornish
Crystal Hornish first met future IndyCar champion Sam Hornish Jr. in high school, and she’s been with him ever since. Having married in 2004, the pair are parents to two daughters. Moreover, their first son was born in 2014.
8. Sherry Pollex
After they were introduced through friends in 2006, Sherry Pollex has dated former Xfinity champion Martin Truex Jr. for most of his career. But things haven’t always been easy for the driver’s partner. Indeed, in 2014 Pollex fought a battle with ovarian cancer. And after overcoming the illness, she has subsequently campaigned to raise awareness of the disease.
7. Paige White
Paige White is one of the most recent additions to the NASCAR family, as she wed Brad Keselowski in February 2017. However, the 2017 Daytona 500 will probably put a dent in the newlyweds’ alone time. And they’ll probably spend some time looking after their daughter, too…
6. Chandra Johnson
Jimmie Johnson has fellow racer Jeff Gordon to thank for finding the love of his life. In 2002 Gordon introduced him to Chandra Johnson, who had once modeled alongside Gordon’s wife Ingrid Vandebosch. The pair have been married since 2004, and Chandra now manages her husband’s charity the Jimmie Johnson Foundation.
5. Christy Futrell
Though Christy Futrell had been friends with Jamie McMurray since 2006, it took a while for them to begin dating. Eventually, though, romance began to blossom, and the pair finally tied the knot in 2009. What’s more, they are now parents to a son and a daughter.
4. Brittany Baca
Before Joey Logano found NASCAR fame, he was just a lowly ice resurfacer at his sister’s rink. While visiting the concession stand there, however, he met Brittany Baca. He subsequently shared his first kiss with her and she then became his first girlfriend. And after several years of dating, the childhood sweethearts wed in 2014.
3. Kim Burton
Jeff and Kim Burton have one of the most enduring romances in NASCAR. Indeed, the couple have been together for almost 30 years, after first meeting in high school. What’s more, Jeff and Kim, who owns her own management company, are loving parents of two. And youngest son Harrison is probably making dad pretty proud, given that he is fast becoming a NASCAR superstar in his own right.
2. Katherine Downey
There’s no doubt that her husband Carl Edwards is the most famous member of their family. But Katherine Downey is at least as smart and skilled as her racer hubby. To wit, Downey – who met Edwards in 2006 – is a medical graduate and currently works as a physician.
1. Tara Meador
Following a 2012 divorce from model Lynne Kush, AJ Allmendinger began dating current partner Tara Meador a few months later. An architectural design consultant by trade, Meador met the stock car star at the Indy 500. And they’ve proved a winning pair ever since.