With a flick of a checkered flag, they’re off, driving up to speeds of 200 mph. These serious babes of the NASCAR circuit spend a lot of time traveling, both solo and with their families to cities across America, wowing us with their tight turns and squealing tires. Wondering where they stay? We’ve handpicked some incredible hotels that we think match these NASCAR drivers’ good looks and unique tastes!
Kasey Kahne in Atlanta
Blue-eyed Kasey Kahne would more than likely book a stay at the Ellis Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Kasey would appreciate the personalized guest service in this boutique hotel which fuses contemporary with historic. The hotel is also located in the bustling Atlanta Cultural Arts District with lot’s of delicious restaurants and bars nearby. Kasey will sleep easily following a potential victory lap at the Atlanta Motor Speedway on the pillowtop mattress with his choice of feather or foam pillows–which do you think he would pick? We vote feather because Kasey is as heavenly as an angel!
Danica Patrick in Chicago
Danica Patrick is bringing serious girl power to car racing, scoring a top 10 finish at the 2013 Daytona 500 making her more than just a pretty female face on the circuit. When competing at the Chicagoland Speedway, it’s likely that Danica checks into TheWit Hotel. From here, she can relax in the soaker tub with incredible views of some of Chicago’s famous landmarks before heading up to ROOF, the impeccably designed rooftop lounge, garnished with delicious cocktails and innovative cuisine. This hotel seriously stands out–just like Danica.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. in Daytona Beach
Where else could we see Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR royalty, other than in Daytona Beach? This bad-boy could use the chance to relax and blow off some off-track steam at the Shores Resort in Daytona Beach. No.88 would enjoy the privacy of his oceanfront view balcony and maybe even indulge in a Indulge Spa Signature Balinese Infused Massage in-room. Who wouldn’t like to catch a glimpse of that bod in the doorless Italian marble shower?
Tony Stewart in Indy
Number 14 Tony Stewart is the only driver both on this list and in history to have won championships in both IndyCar and NASCAR races. Where else could his dream hotel be other than Indianapolis? Which brings up the Sheraton Indianapolis City Center. While dominating the laps at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Tony likely checks into the Sheraton, a cool 15 minute drive from the track. He can swim laps in the rooftop pool or grab a beer with a view of Monument Circle. Or, maybe he just enjoys the company of all his trophies in the Presidential Suite!
Carl Edwards in Charlotte
Carl Edwards and his lovely wife definitely favor the Dunhill Hotel in Charlotte, NC when they are looking for a romantic hideaway while Carl races at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. With a unique 1920’s ambiance, the Dunhill is both relaxing and romantic--especially important during racing season when private time is scarce. The Dunhill Penthouse Suite has marble floors and a triple sheeted King Size bed and is a show of old-world decadence with an over-sized walk in shower and huge balcony with beautiful views of Charlotte.
Jimmie Johnson in Fontana
Six-time NASCAR Sprint Series Champion Jimmie Johnson likely loves returning to his Californian roots at the Auto Club Speedway track in Fontana, CA. Where better to stay in the area than at the Mission Inn in Riverside? This National Historic Landmark would make Jimmie, the wife and kids feel like they’re on vaycay in Europe with its stunning architecture and beautiful antique decor. We’re positive this NASCAR hunk appreciates the good things in life–including fireplaces, hand-painted murals and water fountains that are abound at the Mission Inn.
David Ragan in Miami
David Ragan might be married already, but at the tender age of 29, we’re sure this boy likes to at least occasionally celebrate with a night on the town! This brings him to the Hillton Cabana Miami Beach while he races at the nearby Homestead-Miami Speedway. The beachfront hotel is surrounded by the swankiest of South Beach’s nightlife and restaurants and direct access to the ocean. The suites are all gloriously appointed in retro-chic decor and balconies with views of the Atlantic Ocean. We can picture David sipping his morning coffee there already!