She has one of the most recognizable faces in NASCAR, but few fans know her name. She’s Anne-Marie Rhodes, pictured above, and along with Monica Palumbo she is one of two Miss Sprint Cups. As a Miss Sprint Cup, Rhodes poses with fans, signs autographs, tells people about Sprint products and appears alongside the winner after each race. As Rhodes has learned the hard way, few places in the world are as unpredictable as Victory Lane.
Most fans probably know Rhodes from this photo, in which a jubilant Tony Stewart celebrated his 2007 win at the Brickyard by planting a wet one on the new Miss Sprint Cup.
In April at Talladega, Brad Keselowski surprised Rhodes with a champagne shower. You know how they say, "Act like you’ve been there before"? Well, Keselowski hasn’t. Rhodes shrugged off the dousing and smiled about it moments later. The look on her face here is pretty priceless.
Miss Sprint Cup Rule No. 1: When you go to Victory Lane, you’re going to get wet.
Miss Sprint Cup Rule No. 2: If you don’t want to get wet, hide behind the widest driver in the series.
Rhodes is a native of Sanford, N.C., who is in her third season as Miss Sprint Cup. Her brother Ryan drives in the Whelen All-American series.
Rhodes started modeling at age 15. She has done runway shows and commercials and has promoted for clients at NASCAR, NHRA, PGA Tour and Professional Bull Riding Association events.
Her job involves doing some of this…
… and some of this.