When the checkered flag waves at today's Daytona 500, and all the wives and girlfriends make their way to meet their drivers, will Denny Hamlin's girlfriend Jordan Fish need to find her way to Victory Lane?
If things hold on like Hamlin has all season, it sure looks that way.
The last time we checked in on Denny Hamlin's girlfriend in 2009, we only knew about an ex-girlfriend Kristin Buntain with whom he broke up with in 2007. While little has changed from his winning ways across the Sprint Cup Series in the past five years, plenty has changed for Hamlin off the track.
Denny Hamlin and Jordan Fish met in 2007 at a Charlotte Bobcats game, where Fish was then working as a dancer for the basketball squad. An article in USA Today describes them meeting by the courtside seated Hamlin making eye contact with Fish during one of her on court routines. The couple first spoke that night, but only began dating months later, and apparently after Hamlin's ex was in the rearview mirror. Fish took Hamlin out to dinner after he later sponsored her to be the South Carolina representative in the Miss USA pageant, and the couple has been together since.
In January, 2013, Hamlin went to Twitter to announce the couple's first child.
"Introducing Taylor James Hamlin!!! Born Jan 20 at 20:20! Weighting 6lb 5oz and 20 inches in length @dennyhamlin
Both Denny and Jordan are prolific Tweeters showing love and support for one another and their daughter. They keep a regular photo journal of their travels and interactions with fans. The couple has embraced the fanbase that embraced them first, making them one of the many lovable NASCAR couples.
With seven years of dating and a young one under their belt, we'll keep an eye out for a personal announcement to see if Denny Hamlin's girlfriend becomes Denny Hamlin's wife.