Men have been doing it for years...objectifying the sexuality of female athletes, or the women who are dating/married to them. These women are often referred to as “WAGS,” a term that started in the British tabloids to describe wives and girlfriends of celebrity athletes.
It seems to be a growing trend on sporting sites to put out sexy sideshows of scantily clad women, solely for the purpose of pleasurable "eye candy." Quite frankly, I don't see the appeal and it would be a shallow stoop for me to go there, but what the hell, if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em.
I'm a red blooded woman who admittedly delights in the vision of a man in a NASCAR uniform and while I am an avid fan of their driving and all that comes with the sport, I ain't dead.
I like to watch for all of the excitement and passion that NASCAR brings to the track, but on a "bye-week" what's a girl to do?
Indulge in my own version of NASCAR Tiger Beat, that's what!
This one is for the ladies and of course the men out there who appreciate a good looking man or a fine physique (not that there's anything wrong with that).
So in all of it’s outrageously superficial glory, I present to you, in no particular order, the top fifteen hottest hunks of NASCAR.
Move over Danica, the men of NASCAR are bringing sexy back!
I like what I see and hope you do too.
This one was a given. He is one of the few NASCAR drivers who is secure enough with his body to pose for magazine covers and for good reason, just look at him.
I challenge anyone to find a more perfect body in NASCAR, its truly a sight to behold.
Inspired by fellow driver Mark Martin, his vigorous weekly workout routines include not only weight lifting for strength, but bike riding, running and aerobic activity for endurance.
Edwards admits that it not only helps with his racing ability, but his day-to-day focus as well, however this vision leaves us unable to focus on anything but!
This four-time Sprint Cup champion, nicknamed "Superman" by Hendricks teammate Mark Martin because of his ability to do anything on the racetrack, also bears a striking resemblance to the comic book hero.
That dark hair, chiseled jaw and brooding gaze scream rogue, but his vanilla image makes him the flavor of the week 36 times a year.
We'll takes two scoops please with a spoonful of "jimmies" sprinkled on top, thank you.
With age comes wisdom and Mark Martin shows us that it is possible to be forever young in a world that discriminates against the maturing athlete.
While his face shows signs of a life lived hard and prosperous, his body and spirit refuse to slow down.
His daily physical fitness regime challenges men half his age. He begs us to keep up, if we can.
In short, If loving him is wrong, we don't want to be right.
Derek Zoolander may have mastered the pose known as "Blue Steel," known to devastate his competition and leave women weak in the knees, but he's got nothing on the bluest eyes in NASCAR.
Just one look from Kahne's baby blues is enough to "rock you like a hurricane." Just ask those ladies from the Allstate commercial.
We can't help to get lost in your eyes Kasey, no matter who you're driving for.
When McMurray openly wept in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 earlier this year, our hearts melted.
We love a man who is secure enough with his own emotions to let them out in front of millions of adoring fans. His wholesome boy next door good looks and laid back personality sure don't hurt either.
Not only is McMurray cute as a button, his charming demeanor reminds us that nice guys don't always finish last.
Speed's unique style and outgoing disposition make him a suitable match for any adventurous girl.
Without shame, he colors his hair, paints his fingernails and is a fashion stylista, which makes him a metro-sexual dreamboat!
His openness to try new things makes him a one-of-a-kind personality on the NASCAR circuit, to know him is to love him.
He is flamboyant, fun and fierce. His is a refreshingly, delicious spin on life that occasionally rubs some the wrong way, but we celebrate your individuality Scott and we'll take you just the way you are.
Ask any girl what one of their top three criteria for a man is and chances are they will say, "someone who can make me laugh."
When it comes to the funny, Sadler brings it each and every time in interviews, commercials, and through his on track antics.
Add to that the fact that he is super easy on the eyes and you've got yourself a little slice of perfection.
Martin Truex Jr.
Martin may look like a Jersey bad boy, but he is way hotter and cooler than "The Situation" any day!
When it comes to driving, he is a cool customer.
He is known for his calm demeanor and casual attitude, which is a bit of an oddity in the hot-headed world of NASCAR. Who needs the drama anyway? We love a level-headed, confident man.
Truex, an avid hunter, reminds us that it is all about the thrill of the hunt.
While not a classic beauty, Busch is a modern day bad boy that women are instantly drawn to. Don't agree with me? Just ask his incredibly hot fiancee, Sam Sarcinella.
Busch is secretly the kind of man that we long to be with, someone who will defend your honor by punching the obnoxious guy at the bar who hits on you inappropriately right in the face.
He is passionate and outspoken, one who will legitimately tell you the truth when you ask, "Does this make me look fat?"
Sure the sting of honesty might hurt at first, but in the end isn't worth it to have a man who cares enough not to lie to you?
Kyle may be crazy, but we think he's pretty sexy cool, too.
He's nicknamed "Rocket Man" for a reason, the boy gets our heart's racing.
Newman has proven to be so much more than just a pretty face. He is the only active driver on the circuit with a four year college degree (B.S. in Vehicle Structural Engineering), which makes him a fast driving, hard charging, analytic nerd.
Who knew that such a creature existed?
All of those brains and brawn are wrapped up nicely in one beautiful package to which we eagerly cheer, "Hello, Newman."
OK, so Joey turned 20 back in May, but he still makes us feel like we are living a teenage dream.
JoLo has an infectious smile that is almost a permanent fixture on his adorable face. You just can't help but be drawn to him.
In just his second year as a Spring Cup driver, Logano has the world at his feet and a chance at greatness.
We can't wait to join him for one incredible journey and let him show us the ways of the world.
Chicks dig an accent and what better accent is there than an Australian one? It does not matter that you have no idea what he is talking about when that Aussie slang pops out.
"Shrimp on the barbie" this, "bushman's hankie" that, who cares because it sounds so damn cool.
Add to that the fact that Ambrose is always happy-go-lucky. Despite the outcome of a race he always has a positive thought and a sparkle in that ridiculously cute crooked smile.
You would be hard pressed to find a nicer guy in NASCAR and for that we adore you Marcos.
Who needs the typical "tall, dark and handsome" when there is a "ginger" around.
After hearing of Vickers heart surgery last month, we thank our lucky charms that he is on the mend and set to make a gallant return in 2011.
We love a good come back story and no one better to be cast in the starring role than Vickers. Just weeks after his surgery, he was running and mountain biking, showing the world that he was back in business.
Vickers will enter next year's season, "in the best shape of his life." Great news, we can't wait to size you up again!
He loves to race and we love to watch.
Dale Earnhardt Jr.
We ladies are suckers for a slow southern drawl and there is just something about a country boy that we love...as long as he looks as good as Dale Jr.!
What? I'm nothing if I'm not being honest.
Junior, with his rugged good looks, has been featured in People magazine's "Most Eligible Bachelors" and "Sexiest Men" issues, proving that he is a good catch for anyone willing to put in the leg work.
It's the thrill of the chase ladies, so lace up those running shoes and put those endorphins to good use!
I admit it, I am a bit of a "chubby chaser" when it comes to Tony Stewart, the boy gets my motor running, but I am not alone. Of all the drivers that I read about on a daily basis, Stewart is the one that somewhat surprisingly, seems to get the most attention from his female fans.
Too bad I am not alone.
He is like cupcakes, marshmallows, and a box of hot Krispy Kreme donuts rolled up in a delicious buttery, caramel shell and sprinkled with Godiva chocolate flakes, every girl's dream.
A physique like Stewart's just gives us more to love.
In 1993, when Jeff Gordon began driving full time in the Sprint Cup series, people weren't sure what to make of the young phenom from California.
His west coast upbringing and pretty boy good looks were hardly the image that NASCAR fans were accustomed to.
NASCAR Dads hated him, while secretly wishing they were him, while their wives not so secretly wanted to be with him. While there were other attractive men in NASCAR, it was Gordon who became the sports first bona fide sex symbol.
NASCAR's female demographic grew by leaps and bounds, thanks in part to the Rainbow Warrior.
17 years later we still swoon over Jeff Gordon. He is timeless and classic, our go to guy, who, like a fine wine, seems to get better with age.