LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 02: Jordan Fish, girlfriend of driver Denny Hamlin, attends the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion's Week Awards Ceremony at Wynn Las Vegas on December 2, 2011.
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This week we keep up our hot new feature where we take a look at a wife or girlfriend from the NASCAR community.
Today we meet the striking and lovely Jordan Fish.
Boyfriend: NASCAR Sprint Cup Driver Denny Hamlin
Children: Taylor James Hamlin (born Jan. 20 2013)
Raised: Fort Mill, SC
Jordan grew up in NASCAR country which is a plus in our book. Yet, it was a love of dance that guided her early career resulting in a two-year run as one of the Charlotte Bobcat dancers. It was at that time that she met Denny Hamlin and with the addition of their first child Taylor in January of this year the sky is the limit for this talented and beautiful woman.
CHARLOTTE, NC - MAY 17: Jordan Fish sits in the No. 11 Fedex Office Toyota during the NASCAR Sprint Pit Crew Challenge at Time Warner Cable Arena on May 17, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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HAMPTON, GA - SEPTEMBER 05: Denny Hamlin (R), driver of the #11 Sport Clips Toyota, stands on the grid with girlfriend Jordan Fish prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Emory Healthcare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway on September 5, 2010 in Hampton, Georgia.
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LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 04: Jordan Fish, girlfriend of NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin, poses on the red carpet for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series awards banquet during the final day of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champions Week on December 4, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Denny Hamlin, driver of the No. 11 Toyota, is involved in an incident during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GoBowling.com 400 at Pocono Raceway on Aug 4, 2013 in Long Pond, Pa.
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Plenty of drivers have suffered through disappointing 2013 seasons, but none more than Denny Hamlin, who came into the season having never once missed the Chase for the Sprint Cup since going full-time in 2006.
Hamlin, who missed four weeks of the 2013 season with a fractured vertebra suffered in a last-lap crash at Auto Club Speedway with former teammate Joey Logano in March, had maintained all along that he would come back and make the Chase.
Guess what? Ain’t happening.
In his first two complete races back behind the wheel of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, Hamlin finished second at Darlington and fourth in the Coca-Cola 600, both in May. Since then, though, his season has been awful.
Winning any NASCAR Sprint Cup race is a challenge. Winning one as a rookie? Well, it doesn't happen very often.
In the last five years, the only drivers to win Sprint Cup races in their first season were Trevor Bayne (2011, Daytona 500), Joey Logano (New Hampshire, 2009) and Brad Keselowski (Talladega, 2009).
And that makes what Denny Hamlin did at Pocono Raceway in his rookie season of 2006 all that much more remarkable.
In '06, Hamlin showed up at the Tricky Triangle for the June race, qualified on the pole, led 83 of 200 laps and drove the No. 11 FedEx/Joe Gibbs Racing Chevrolet to victory. And he won despite cutting a tire and spinning out early.
Kyle Busch leads a group of cars during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 18, 2013.
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Let’s be honest here: Joe Gibbs Racing must be cursed when it comes to the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
JGR has been the dominant team in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year, winning five of the first 11 points races. And since 2000, the powerhouse team has captured three series championships, second only to Hendrick Motorsports in that period.
But in the Sprint All-Star Race? Bupkis.
Since 2007, JGR has had one of its drivers finish in the top five in the all-star event every year. Four times since the team began racing the Sprint Cup Series in 1992, JGR drivers have finished second in this race, and five times they’ve finished third, including Saturday night.
Jimmie Johnson appeared on FOX Sports Live Sunday night to talk about his sixth NASCAR championship. In the one-on-one interview with Dan O'Toole, he was also asked about McNabb's controversal comments about drivers not being athletes.