Who's hotter? Soccer's dizzying array of wives and girlfriends? Or the ladies who hang around the fast cars on the track?
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.
Victoria Beckham is the wife of PSG midfielder David Beckham. She started her career as part of the British all-female pop group the Spice Girls. After the group split up she continued as a single artist and has become a fashion-icon. She also participated with her husband in several documentaries and reality shows. The couple has four children.
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.
Claudine Keane is the wife of Ireland National Team captain and LA Galaxy forward Robbie Keane. Claudine first met Robbie when she was 18, while studying economics and finance at University College in Dublin. They got married in June 2008. Claudine gave birth to their first child in 2009, a boy named Robert Ronan Keane Jr. Currently, the former Miss Ireland contestant is working as a model.
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.
Monika Puchalski is the girlfriend of new Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski. Monika has a child with Podolski, although she has never taken advantage of the fame. She prefers to stay at home and look after their kid, although their is no sound of wedding bells, just yet!
Andrea Rajacic is the girlfriend of New York Red Bulls captain Thierry Henry. Rajacic was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1986. The pair has been together at least since 2008, when they were spotted on various vacations together. Rajacic is currently working as a part-time model in New York.
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.
Carly Zucker is the wife of footballer Joe Cole. She has made her name through modelling and reality television series.
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.
Katsia Zingarevich is the wife of Reading owner Anton Zingarevich. The Royals will be hoping they stay in the Premier League this season - stunning Katsia and her husband will be sure to raise the profile of the club.
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.
Shakira (girlfriend, Gerard Pique)
The Colombian singer and star is arguably the best-known WAG outside of Victoria Beckham. She has been dating Barcelona’s Gerard Pique and is a genuinely rabid soccer fan.
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.
Irina Shayk (girlfriend, Cristiano Ronaldo)
The Russian model and SI swimsuit issue cover girl is Real Madrid playmaker Cristiano Ronaldo’s squeeze. The pair met when they were selected as the faces of an Armani ad campaign. Aside from her SI appearances, she’s best known for writhing in a video for Kanye West, and, well, dating Ronaldo.
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.
Malena Costa (girlfriend, Carles Puyol)
Current love interest of Barcelona defender Carlos Puyol, this WAG is a Spanish “supermodel.” Just in case you were curious, she took pains recently to assure red-blooded men everywhere that she was not getting married any time soon. What a relief.
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.
Sara Carbonero (girlfriend, Iker Casillas)
Iker Casillas’s newscaster girlfriend was involved in a minor imbroglio during the World Cup when English newspapers claimed she had distracted the national team keeper, leading to Switzerland’s upset of Spain. Never fear: Spanish newspapers promptly reassured us this wasn’t true. (No one has taken a position on her conflicts of interest.)
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.
Jamie Lee Darley
Sacha Kljestan is married to Jamie Lee Darley. She is a Victoria's Secret Model. Not much more can be said here.
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.
Oksana Wilhelmsson is married to Swedish National winger Christian Wilhelmsson. They married in May 2010 in Las Vegas. Oksana initially worked as a dancer for the Swedish pop group “Sunblock” and was modeling aftrerwards for several magazines. She also participated on the Swedish version of the reality TV Show "Paradise Hotel." Oksana and Christian have a daughter named Naomi.
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.
Ursula Santirso is the wife of new Arsenal signing Santi Cazorla. The pair grew up in the same town and knew each other since they were nine years of age. Ursula studied before settling down with Santi, and now she looks after their two-year old son at home.
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.
The beautiful Sam Cooke is currently dating Manchester United defender Chris Smalling. Sam is a glamour model, who regularly poses in the Page 3 section of Britain's best-selling newspaper The Sun.
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.