Sprint Cup Girls have a new team member? Today at the Gatorade Duels I noticed a new face in that Cup Girl firesuit. She made that suit look good, and that ain’t easy! After doing my research, I see why!
The 2010 Miss Sprint Cup squad consists of Amanda Wright, Monica Palumbo and Paige Duke. They serve as abassadors for Sprint and NASCAR and perform various functions aside from standing around in victory circle behind the winner.
Monica became a C up Girl in 2008. She has several years of promotional and acting work in her resume. Sporting News put her on “NASCAR’s 50 Most Beautiful People” list in ’08 and ’09.
She was crowned Miss North Carolina USA in ’01 and won the Miss Congeniality award in the Miss USA competition.
She’s also co-hosted on the ABC Morning Show Live with Regis and Kelly.
[Update 9-12-11: Monica Palumbo is leaving the Sprint Cup Girl Squad]
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Amanda hails from York, Maine. She nabbed the gig when she stopped by a Sprint Experience booth at Loudon. She kept in touch with the rep she met there and when the interviews began for the Miss Sprint Cup team, she drove 15 hours to interview for it.
For her, being in this squad is a life changing event. She move to North Carolina.
She became a NASCAR fan in 1995 and has participated in various commercials and fashion events before being the first runner-up in the 2009 Miss Maine USA Pageant. She has sung for US troops stationed in Iraq. Amanda loves following all types of motorsports.
She was attending the University of New Hampshire, getting her Business Administration major. While she’s showing up for her duties in NASCAR and Sprint, she will be continuing her educational goals online.
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Paige is also new to the Miss Sprint Cup program and it is she whom I spotted in the winners circle on Thursday. She says she’s a “country girl” with a true appreciation for NASCAR and Southern tradition.
She graduated from Clemson University and has had previous stints with NASCAR and NHRA.
I also found some of her past modeling jobs or profiles to be more accurate, at Miss Hawaiian Tropic International Model Search and Jett Girl Model Search pages.
Paige is featured in country-music artist’s Brantley Gilbert’s music video for “Kick it in the Sticks.”
She likes hunting (Ya! We see that!), deep sea fishing & barrel racing.
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Ya know, after checking out the video intros, those fracking sprint suits do them no justice what-so-ever!
Here’s my original article from April of ’09 on NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Girls.
Below are various resources and links for NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Girls of 2010:
UPDATE: Sept 2011: Paige Duke was let go from the squad in July of 2011 for some actions from her past.