2012 Miss Sprint Cup Ladies
NASCAR drivers and teams have the longest schedule of any sport, and it can be grueling, especially for the loved ones with the sacrifices they make. Those drivers who make the Chase are rewarded in grand style.
The NASCAR Sprint Cup awards banquet is an opportunity for the cream of the crop to be honored in Las Vegas.
Drivers collect big checks and celebrate the one driver who has become the champion of their sport for that season.
It is a time for drivers and others to stroll down the red carpet in fine attire. Perhaps the highlight of the evening may be the fashion and style of the driver's wives and girlfriends and all the beautiful people.
Let's take a look at some stunning women and the handsome men who accompany them.
Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 Fed Ex Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing, looks very happy and handsome with his glowing girlfriend, Jordan Fish.
The happy couple should be parents by the start of Speedweeks in Daytona.
Hamlin didn't finish the season as the series champion as expected by many, but he was sixth in the point standings.
Jimmie Johnson battled Brad Keselowski for the series title down to the final race at Homestead. The driver of the No. 48 Lowe's Chevrolet failed to close the deal for a sixth championship.
Johnson and his always stunning wife, Chandra Johnson, still look happy despite missing the seats at the head table on stage.
Johnson finished third in points.
Greg Biffle was dominant in the point standings for more than half of the preseason. This Roush Fenway Driver has really clicked with crew chief Matt Puccia.
The driver of the No. 16 3M Ford should be a strong contender for wins in 2013. He finished fifth in the point standings.
Biffle is looking proud as a peacock with his lovely wife, Nicole Biffle.
Matt Kenseth is off to Joe Gibbs Racing in 2013 as the pilot of the Home Depot No. 20 Toyota. He is leaving Roush Fenway Racing, which is the only place Kenseth has called home since driving Cup cars.
The driver who is off on a new journey looks quite happy posing with his very attractive wife, Katie.
Kenseth finished seventh in the point standings.
Kevin Harvick drove his way into the Chase with his No. 29 Budweiser Chevrolet, but he failed to win a race until the next-to-the-last one of the season.
Harvick will be a lame-duck driver at Richard Childress Racing in 2013, which will either turn out really good or really bad. He is headed to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2014 along with Budweiser and Jimmy Johns.
The driver who finished eighth in the standings is posing with his wife, Delana Harvick, and they make quite a handsome couple.
Gordon finished 10th in the point standings, but he did garner two wins and 18 top-10 finishes with his No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet.
It is obvious Gordon is a lucky man in more ways than one. Here he is seen with his always glamorous wife, Ingrid Vandebosch.
Clint Bowyer made the stunning move from Richard Childress Racing to Michael Waltrip Racing for the 2012 season.
There were many unknowns as MWR vowed to become a top-tier Cup operation. As it turned out, they got both of their full-time drivers in the Chase.
Who would have thought in his first year at MWR, Bowyer would end the season second in points to the champion Brad Keselowski?
Here we see the driver of the No. 15 5-hour Energy Toyota with his enchanting girlfriend, Laura Podsiadlo.
Paul Wolfe is the man behind the man as crew chief for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Brad Keselowski.
Wolfe and Keselowski look to be the new dynamic duo to challenge the likes of Jimmie Johnson and Chad Knaus.
Wolfe is pictured with his attractive wife, Aleia, prior to the big event in Las Vegas.
Roger Penske finally got the one championship that has eluded him in his iconic career as a team owner. He now has a NASCAR Sprint Cup title thanks to Brad Keselowski.
Penske is one of the most respected individuals in motorsports. Certainly, he deserves the recognition he has received based on the performance they have shown with the No. 2 Miller Lite Dodge team.
Next season Penske Racing will be aligned with Ford.
Here we see Penske pictured with his very lovely and charming wife, Kathy Penske.
NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France made changes to enhance racing for the 2012 season and indeed we had a good one. There was some great racing, and the title came down to the final race.
France still has much on his agenda for 2013 and beyond to bring excitement back to the loyal fans of the sport and lure new fans in.
Here we see the NASCAR boss with his classy wife, Amy France.