Ashley Stremme Set to Defend Better Half Dash Title in Fourth Annual Event

Ashley Stremme is set to defend her title in the fourth annual Better Half Dash on Oct. 9 at Charlotte Motor Speedway
Ashley Stremme is set to defend her title in the fourth annual Better Half Dash on Oct. 9 at Charlotte Motor Speedway

The ladies of NASCAR will once again compete at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 9, 2014 in the fourth annual Better Half Dash

Concord, North Carolina (Oct. 9, 2014) –  The ladies of NASCAR are set to compete in the fourth annual Better Half Dash at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The girls will be driving U.S. Legend Cars International Bandoleros down the front stretch for the title and to help Motor Racing Outreach and Speedway Children’s Charities in their working making the life of others better.

Last years champion, Ashley Stremme will be on hand to defend her title, and showcase the driving skills that won her the title. “We’ve got some pretty stout competition this year,” said Stremme. “We’ve got some girls coming back. It’s going to be interesting with the bandoleros being so, you know, everybody running the same thing. We don’t get to tweak or test in them.

“It’s going to be tough; it’s going to be interesting. I think it’s all going to be about starting spots,” continued Stremme. “Just because we sit in the pit box week in and week out doesn’t mean we’re not competitive ourselves.”

New faces will also be behind the wheel this year, as Amy Reimann, the girlfriend of Dale Earnhardt Jr. will be running in her first Better Half Dash. “I’m about as green as it gets, so I need a little bit of practice. But I hope we’re competitive and I hope we get the trophy,” said Reimann. “Dale talked me into it. It was offered to me by Kelley (Earnhardt Miller). And I didn’t really know what the Better Half Dash was to be honest. I mentioned it to Dale and he said, ‘yeah, you’ve got to do it. You’ve got to do it. It’s going to be so much fun.'”

Below we list the ladies of NASCAR competing in the fourth annual Better Half Dash.

  • Ashley Allgaier, wife of NASCAR driver Justin Allgaier

  • Ashton Bayne, wife of NASCAR driver Trevor Bayne

  • Jordan Fish, girlfriend of NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin

  • Karlee Hensley, fiancé of NASCAR driver Dakoda Armstrong

  • Adrienne Pattie, wife of NASCAR crew chief Brian Pattie

  • Amy Reimann, girlfriend of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr.

  • Jenna Robinson, wife of NASCAR pit crew member Clay Robinson

  • Melanie Self, representing Motor Racing Outreach

  • Heidi Stoddard, wife of NASCAR team owner Frank Stoddard

  • Ashley Deihl Stremme, wife of NASCAR driver David Stremme

  • Kristen Yeley, wife of NASCAR driver J.J. Yeley

The starting grid for the 25-lap fourth annual Better Half Dash will be determined during qualifying on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 at the 1.5-mile track in Charlotte, North Carolina. Race fans can also help their favourite lady of NASCAR reach the pole position on the grid, by visiting www.go2mro.com/betterhalfdash, and then giving a little money to the charity of their chosen driver. The lady of NASCAR collecting the most money for their charity will be in front of the field heading to the green flag.

The winning driver during the fourth annual Better Half Dash receives $10,000. $5000 is spread between Speedway Children’s Charities and Motor Racing Outreach, while the remaining money is donated by the winning driver to charities of their choice.

Race fans can find more information on the upcoming Better Half Dash on Bojangles Pole Night at www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or www.go2mro.com/betterhalfdash.

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Third Annual Better Half Dash on Bojangles’ Pole Night

The 201 Better Half Dash is expected to be even more fun
The 201 Better Half Dash is expected to be even more fun

Concord, North Carolina (Sept. 26, 2013) – Ladies start your engines! The girls of NASCAR are set to race 25 laps for charity during the third annual Better Half Dash on October 10 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The last two events saw Jacquelyn Butler walk away with the prized six-foot pink trophy in 2011. Last year the wife of NASCAR driver Travis Pastrana, Lyn-z Pastrana, drove to victory during the second annual Better Half Dash. This year last seasons champion indicates she is looking forward to repeating her success at Charlotte.

Lyn-z showing off her 2012 big pink Better Half Dash trophy
Lyn-z showing off her 2012 big pink Better Half Dash trophy

The ladies of NASCAR are set to run down the track in North Carolina just before the NASCAR Sprint Cup racers head out on the track to see who can do the fastest lap on Bojangles’ Pole Night. The ladies of NASCAR will drive U.S. Legend Cars International Banderos around the frontstretch quarter-mile for bragging rights and charities like Motor Racing Outreach and Speedway Children’s Charities.

The ladies from the 2012 Better Half Dash
The ladies from the 2012 Better Half Dash

Below you can check out which ladies are set to drive during the 2013 Better Half Dash.

Wendy Venturini, motorsports analyst for Fox Sports 1

Lyn-z Pastrana, wife of NASCAR driver Travis Pastrana

Kristen Yeley, wife of NASCAR driver J.J. Yeley

Michelle Gilliland, wife of NASCAR driver David Gilliland

Ashley Stremme, wife of NASCAR driver David Stremme

Heidi Stoddard, wife of NASCAR team owner Frank Stoddard

Jessica Park, wife of NASCAR driver Steve Park

Gina Cope, wife of NASCAR crew chief Ernie Cope

Amy Gordon, wife of NASCAR crew chief Todd Gordon

Melanie Self, a representative of Motor Racing Outreach

The better half of the team of Pastrana, Lyn-z is a sports professional, being a eight-time X Games medalist, and keeps her trophy from last year in their bedroom. She apparently likes her big pink trophy and expectations are for Lyn-z to be very competitive during the 2013 Better Half Dash.

Better Half Dash defending champion and eight-time X Games medalist, Pastrana is no stranger to winning, and she has a special fondness for her six-foot pink Better Half Dash trophy. “It’s actually sitting in our bedroom. None of Travis’ trophies are in our bedroom,” Pastrana said. “I’ve never gotten a trophy like that ever in all my action sports.” “It’s definitely a really fun experience,” Pastrana said. “It’s cool to get to know some of the other wives and bring the community together a little bit more.”

The starting positions for the 2013 Better Half Dash will be determined by qualifying on October 7, 2013, at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Race enthusiasts hoping to lend a hand to their favorite driver can show up to add their support, since the driver collecting the most donations will be in front of the field heading to the green flag. You can also help the charities each driver is helping by donating a few dollars in their name by visiting www.go2mro.com/betterhalfdash.

Race fans can also have a little fun watching their favorite drivers act as crew chiefs and spotters during the 2013 Better Half Dash. The husbands will be in the pit taking care of the girls’ cars, but aren’t allowed to make any engine, chassis or suspension changes.

The lady that walks away with the 2013 Better Half Dash Championship will be given $10,000. $5,000 she can hand out to her favorite charities, while the other $5,000 will be given to Speedway Children’s Charities and Motor Racing Outreach.

People looking for more information on the 2013 Better Half Dash should check out www.charlottemotorspeedway.com or www.go2mro.com/betterhalfdash. You can also follow all the fun and action by following #BetterHalfDash on Twitter.

This event is a must attend party for all race fans and ladies looking to have a little fun. Men can bring their better halves, while the ladies can hang out and talk to the girls of NASCAR.

See you at the track in Charlotte on October 10, 2013, for the 2013 Better Half Dash.