Ingrid Vandebosch is a Belgian supermodel who's appeared in numerous fashion magazines as well as being featured in Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue. But racing fans will recognize her as the wife of Jeff Gordon, whom she married on Nov. 7, 2006. The couple have a 2-year-old daughter, Ella. Ingrid juggles motherhood with supporting her husband, her two lingerie clothing lines, and a budding career in movies.
NASCAR drivers spend their lives in the spotlight while their wives and girlfriends sit back quietly and enjoy the ride. But these special ladies are often just as deserving of our attention not necessarily for their skills on the track but for the ways they support drivers and find time to contribute to the community.
Ryan and Krissie Newman
After marrying Ryan on Jan. 3, 2004, Krissie got a crash course in the world of stock cars. The criminal science major became dedicated to her husband's career, traveling to more than 40 races with him each season. She and her husband also co-founded The Ryan Newman Foundation, which is just one of the animal philanthropies Krissie assists.
Jeff and Kim Burton
Jeff Burton's wife, Kim, is the ultimate NASCAR mom. After the high school sweethearts married in 1992, Kim has been focused on supporting her husband's career and his charities while raising their two kids. Now she's found a charity focus for herself promoting healthy eating for kids and the importance of family meals.
Juan Pablo and Connie Montoya
On Oct. 26, 2002, Juan Pablo married the love of his life, Connie, and the Colombia natives have two children. They also created Formula Smiles, a nonprofit organization that Connie oversees, which aims to improve the lives of children in Colombia through the combination of sports and education.
Sam and Crystal Hornish
IRL and NASCAR driver Sam Hornish's pretty wife, Crystal, gave birth to the young couple's first child last February. The pair married on June 5, 2004, a week after the Indy 500. The first-time parents support a number of charities together, including A. Sam Hornish Jr. Foundation, Shriners Hospital for Children, and Speedway Children's Charities.
Mike and Angie Skinner
Angie, who married Mike on Nov. 25, 2000, does much more than cheer her man on from the pit box she's also her husband's business manager. Not only that, but Angie penned several books about life inside NASCAR. And she still finds time to organize the annual Toyota Skinner Round Up, a two-day charity event that benefits organizations including the Council on Aging and the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Greg and Nicole Biffle
This happy couple started dating in 1998, but didn't tie the knot until Oct. 17, 2007. The pair is passionate about animals so much so that in addition to working to benefit local shelters and humane societies, they established the Greg Biffle Foundation to support furry friends across the country.
Matt and Katie Kenseth
Katie Kenseth, who married Matt on Dec. 4, 2000, have two daughters together. Katie also enjoys babying her pets, who have appeared in the NASCAR pet calendar with sales benefiting the Greg Biffle Foundation. And she supports Matt by keeping a race log and helping with bookkeeping for his website.
Kevin and DeLana Harvick
Driver Kevin Harvick married DeLana on Feb. 28, 2001. With a driver for a father, DeLana grew up around racing, and the couple actually met through a drivers' introduction. Now DeLana is heavily involved in NASCAR herself, co-owning the Kevin Harvick Incoporated race team with her husband and managing the marketing.
Jimmie and Chandra Johnson
Jimmie Johnson married his wife on Dec. 11, 2004, after having been introduced by Jeff Gordon in 2002. Chandra is a former Wilhelmina model who is involved with her husband's racing as well as his charity, the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, which focuses on families in need. Not only is she beautiful, she also has a heart as big as her smile.
Newly wed to Kyle Busch, Samantha is involved in the ownership of his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series team as well as his charity foundation.
Casey and Tricia Mears
Casey Mears and his wife Trisha welcomed their first child, a girl, into the world on Oct. 7, 2008. The couple keeps busy with their daughter — and of course, spending time at the track and NASCAR events.
Mark and Arlene Martin
Mark married Arlene on Oct. 27, 1984, the same year he met the quiet small-town girl. The driver calls his sweetheart a "real race wife" because she has stuck by him through thick and thin while he was making his dream a reality. Arlene happily demures the attention to her husband, preferring a slower pace and days spent reading.