You see her at the track every weekend, interacting with fans, interviewing drivers and standing in victory lane, she is Miss Sprint Cup. Kim Coon, Jaclyn Rooney and Kristen Beat were the Miss Sprint Cup representatives for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup series and finished out the season this weekend in Las Vegas.
Miss Sprint Cup’s most notable job requirement is standing in victory lane with the winning driver and has been ever since Sprint took over NASCAR’s top series in 2008.
During driver interviews in Victory Lane, you can easily spot Miss Sprint Cup smiling behind him and once the champagne bottles are brought out, she is usually one of the first to get soaked. They also host events, interview drivers and team members, and have a lot of fun with the fans.
If you ever visit a race track, you can easily find one of the Miss Sprint Cup representatives in the Sprint Experience tent in front of the Speedway. With a cutaway car and the Sprint Cup Trophy, this tent is the place to be. Fans can even get autographs and pictures taken with their favorite Miss Sprint Cup! Always willing and happy to interact with fans, these three girls are great for this sport and definitely bring some fun to the race weekend.
This year, the three Miss Sprint Cup representatives were from all over the country. Kim Coon is from Orlando, Florida and became Miss Sprint Cup at the start of the 2011 Sprint Cup season. Jaclyn Roney is from Ann Arbor, Michigan and was named Miss Sprint Cup in the middle of the 2011 season. Kristen Beat is from El Cajon, California and 2012 was her first season as Miss Sprint Cup.
Former Miss Sprint Cup Monica Palumbo is who most race fans think of when they think of Miss Sprint Cup. Monica held the role from 2008 to 2011 and now works for SPEED and is also a co-host for the Ace & TJ Show. She is still at the track every weekend and is recognized by many.
Marilyn’s Model and Talent Management is the agency that recruits for the Miss Sprint Cup position. According to the agency, there are a few specific requirements that they are looking for.
“Candidates should be at least 22-years-old and hold a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university must possess excellent writing and speaking skills, be comfortable with wireless technology, and have significant experience in the promotional or spokes model field. Extensive week and weekend travel is required. Candidates should live in the Charlotte, NC region. Anyone in the USA may apply; approved candidates must understand if hired, they would need to relocate to the Charlotte, NC region.”
From Victory Lane, to fan interactions and even social media responsibilities, being a Miss Sprint Cup representative is not an easy job but it comes with many rewards. So next time you are at the track, stop by the Sprint Experience tent and meet one of the girls. They are always friendly and love meeting with fans. They are a great addition to this sport and always fun to see in Victory Lane.
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