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9 Hottest NASCAR WAGs
Professional race car drivers have two things going for them when it comes to shagging and/or shacking up with hot women. One, they have dangerous and exciting careers. Chicks dig that. Two, they’re wealthy. Chicks dig that too. So it’s not hard to understand why NASCAR drivers would have exceptionally hot wives and girlfriends.
For us regular, non-race-car-driving guys of average wealth, this situation can be pretty maddening. I mean, have you ever seen Kyle Busch? I don’t mean to pick on him, but the dude is definitely below average in the looks department. Yet he’s got a crazy hot babe for a wife (#5). The difference between him and you (and me)? A kajillion dollars.
However, here is one thing us regular dudes have going for us: no one is making lists of our wives and girlfriends for the whole world to ogle. So consider this list of 9 Smoking Hot NASCAR WAGs a way of balancing out the injustice of the universe. Enjoy.
9. Athena Barber
Athena Barber was the longtime girlfriend of driver Clint Bowyer, but they broke up in 2007. Sometime after that, Barber dated—or at the very least mated with—Alex Gordon, because she had his son in January of 2010. Apparently Gordon now has some other girlfriend, but I figure being the baby mamma of a NASCAR driver is good enough to get this FHM model on this list.
8. Kate Edwards
You may not spot Kate Edwards in any revealing outfits any time soon, because doctors are usually too busy saving lives and whatnot to prance around in bikinis. That’s right, NASCAR driver Carl Edwards’ wife Kate is an MD. So, she’s really beautiful and smart. Nice catch, Carl.
7. Chandra Johnson
Four time NASCAR driver of the year Jimmie Johnson got himself one of those classy hotties for a wife. Chandra is another one you probably won’t see laying on the hood of a car any time soon. But that doesn’t mean this model-turned-mom isn’t super sexy.
6. Lynne Kushnirenko Allmendinger
Lynne Kushnirenko Allmendinger: how’s that for a mouthful? Lynn Kush, as she is more often called, is a Canadian Playboy model. Oh, and a chiropractor. I wonder which line of work attracted husband A.J. Allmendinger more? Normally, I would assume it was the Playboy modeling. But I suspect NASCAR drivers often suffer from chronic back pain and stiffness, so the fact that Lynne is a chiropractor might have been a big selling point as well. (On a related note, I would think being a former Playboy model would be bad for the chiropractic business. Seems like you’d be getting all these pervs coming in expecting something more akin to a sensual massage than a realignment.)
5. Samantha Busch
Surprise, surprise, another NASCAR driver with a model wife. In this case, we’re looking at the worst hot-to-not ratio of any couple on the list. I’d put Mrs. Busch at about an 8, while Mr. Busch is probably no better than a 3. That’s why I included the second picture of these two lovebirds together. I wanted you to experience the disparity in attractiveness for yourself.
4. Ashley Judd
Ashley Judd’s husband Dario Franchitti currently races on the IndyCar circuit, but he used to race in NASCAR. So I applied to the government’s Bureau of Internet Affairs, Hot Women Division, for permission to include her on this list anyway. My application was accepted. They said since it would be theoretically possibly for Franchitti to switch back to NASCAR at any time, it is permissible to include her here. So, yeah, here she is. Freaking gorgeous, right? Right.
3. Ingrid Vandebosch
Jeff Gordon’s first wife, Brooke, was pretty. Jeff Gordon’s second wife, Ingrid Vandebosch, is off the charts. Hell, you know what I’m talking about. You’re looking at her right now. Anyway, it usually makes me uncomfortable when guys dump one wife and marry someone hotter. It just seems kind of slimy. In this particular case, there is one redeeming factor: at least Gordon didn’t dump his wife for someone younger and hotter. That’s right, the soon-to-be 41-year-old Vandebosch is actually one year older than husband Jeff.
2. Jordan Fish
Denny Hamlin’s girlfriend (or possibly financee by now) is a dancer for the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats. Or she was at one point. Hell, I don’t know what Jordan’s up to these days. But I bet whatever it is, she still looks damn sexy doing it. Congratulations, Denny.
1. Niki Taylor
If it seems like Niki Taylor has been around forever, that’s because she has. The 35-year-old swimsuit model has been one of the world’s most recognizable faces since she was just 15. The still ridiculously gorgeous Taylor has been married to NASCAR “driver” Burney Lamar since 2006, and together they have one daughter. Now, I put “driver” in quotations there because old Burney isn’t racing much these days. He’s been a free agent since being released from Braun Racing in 2009. Still, not matter how poorly his career is going, he can always remind himself, “I am married to a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model.”