05/18/2012 01:13 pm ET

NASCAR Day: Meet The Wives Behind The Drivers

With NASCAR Day celebrations happening on Friday May 18 at Daytona International Speedway, HuffPost Weddings is paying tribute to the women who stand beside -- and root for -- the men in the driver's seats.

From models to philanthropists, actresses to businesswomen, these wives are accomplished in their own ways, yet many NASCAR wives have one thing in common: A learned ability to avert their eyes -- and not jump to the worst conclusion -- as their husbands barrel around the racetrack to clinch the coveted first place trophy.

Click through the slideshow below to learn more about seven prominent NASCAR wives -- you may even recognize one or two -- and get some insight into their marriages.

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