David Newton of ESPN’S NASCAR blog dresses up news of Ashley Judd turning some heads at Daytona with her choice of pit row gear.
The actress appeared at qualifying on Sunday to show support for her husband, rookie NASCAR racer Dario Franchitti. But Ashley was showing little support of her own, as she pranced around the pits in a low-cut number adorned with tulips.
Judd’s choice of pit row apparel apparently goes against track clothing etiquette. Women are supposedly not allowed to wear dresses, tank tops or open-toed shoes, while guys can’t wear short pants or sandals. But NASCAR doesn’t seem to mind Ashley’s error.
Spokesman Ramsey Poston commented about Ashley, “There is a double standard, and she’s the double standard.” And exec Jim Hunter is also enamored with the actress, professing, “She does stand out in a dress. However, Ashley Judd would stand out if she had on a pair of overalls.”
Besides, it’s not the first time Ashley has added a little sex appeal to sports.
Judd had previously posed for this poster promoting University of Kentucky hockey. It was such a success, the Wildcats started producing more poster-sized schedules featuring other lovely ladies clad only in jerseys.
So the NASCAR boys might let Ashley slip on this one - and hope she shows up in nothing but a slip for the 500.