There was a day on the NASCAR circuit when Miss Winston girls would walk around and hand out smokes to guys who looked like they could use a smoke. The sport used to have bikini-clad girls prancing around to keep casanovas content before the green flag dropped. Times have changed. Now the sport boasts the Miss Sprint Cup ladies. The racing season gets started this weekend at Daytona & includes new ladies who’ll meet the drivers in the winner’s circle.
At least four Miss Winston figures went on to become a Mrs. NASCAR.
• Former Miss Winston Patti Petty married Kyle Petty
• Renee White is the ex-wife of former Daytona 500 winner Derrike Cope
• Andy Petree married Patrice McBride
• Brooke Sealey, the Miss Winston who is Jeff Gordon’s ex wife.
Now, instead of dating the drivers, Miss Sprint Cup is more likely to be tweeting about track conditions and about Danica Patrick track bar adjustments. Still beautiful, yet full of brains.
It’s a new era for NASCAR promo girls.
Name: Paige Duke Twitter: @Paige_Duke Miss Sprint Career: 2010-11
Little Known Fact: Was a ‘contestant’ on 2011 CMT reality show Sweet Home Alabama
Name: Kristen Beat Twitter: @Kristen_Beat Miss Sprint Career: 2011-Current
Little Known Fact: Action Sports Broadcaster
Name: Kim Coon Twitter: @kimberlygoneraw Miss Sprint Career: 2011-Current
Little Known Fact: Was Carolina Panthers cheerleader
Name: Amanda Wright Twitter: @manda_wright Miss Sprint Career: 2010-11
Little Known Fact: Only Miss Sprint Cup to ever hail from the great state of Maine
Name: Monica Palumbo Twitter: @MonicaPalumbo Miss Sprint Career: 2008-2011
Little Known Fact: Won Miss Congeniality at Miss North Carolina 2001
Name: Jaclyn Roney Twitter: She deleted it Miss Sprint Career: 2011-Current
Little Known Fact: Got her job after Paige Duke was booted for nude photo scandal
Name: Anne-Marie Rhodes Twitter: @annemarierhodes Miss Sprint Career: 2007-2009
Little Known Fact: Moved to NYC at 16 to pursue modeling career!