The hottest NASCAR wives and girlfriends are the gorgeous ladies who stand by while their men compete in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series or Nationwide Series. See these girls in a steamy slideshow here
. For the most part, NASCAR drivers typically are not as good looking at other mainstream athletes, but as these drivers' wives and girlfriends prove, that does not stop them from marrying or dating dimes.
Similar to the hottest baseball wives and girlfriends
, the hottest NASCAR WAGs include a variety of women from beauty models to well-known actresses to reality TV stars to just stunning women.
Jeff Gordon's wife, Ingrid Vandebosch, is not only an established model but also one of the most beautiful women on this list. Of course she has some fierce competition from model and actress Niki Taylor, who is married to Burney Lamar, actress Ashley Judd, wife to Dario Franchitti, and Krissie Newman, the beautiful brunette wife of Ryan Newman.
But any good wives and girlfriends list would not be complete without the many girlfriends of those athletes who've played the field. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is considered the most eligible bachelor of NASCAR and along the way has dated the likes of Sports Illustrated swimsuit model
Marisa Miller and Bachelorette
Emily Maynard, among many others.
The sport of NASCAR may not be for everyone but these lovely ladies show us that professional race car drivers certainly enjoy the perks of being a mainstream athlete.
Check out these NASCAR babes now. These NASCAR hotties will start your engines! Collection Photo: Roger Blake/Flickr