The NFL, NBA and NHL have cheerleaders, the MLB has ball girls and pep squads, even professional soccer has cheerleaders. The closest that NASCAR comes it the Monster Energy Girls, who represent the race series’ title sponsor. And apparently, it isn’t easy being them.
According to “USA Today,” the Monster Energy Girls have come under fire by those oh-so merciless social media haters because of their outfits.
If you haven’t noticed them before, then you aren’t paying attention. The girls typically join the winner in Victory Circle and stand nearby while they do their post-race interview. They’s usually clad in long pants, boots and sleeveless tops or long-sleeve crop tops. By professional sports standards, the ladies are dressed relatively modestly and are certainly in attire that would keep them safe from the hot rubber that is thrown from the track or allow them to move quickly from flying debris.
So, what’s the actual beef? We aren’t quite sure, and neither are they.
Beautiful women wearing a lot less than the Monster girls have been a part of racing for decades, as Sirius XM Nascar announcer Dave Moody pointed out on Twitter.
Whoa! That’s somethin’!
The Monster Girls are new to the NASCAR landscape this season, so it’s possible that because of the newness of it all, fans are just experiencing some growing pains until they get used to them.
Or maybe not.
Either way, USA Today says the girls are leaning to shake it off and, if it gets to be too much, the ladies—who have now become friends—lean on each other.