If I were to become a NASCAR Sprint Cup series driver I would have Alan Gustafson as my crew chief and Ron Malec as my car chief. Why? Because they’re both smokin’ hot!

Seriously, I’m awarding them both with the first ever I-totally-just-made-this-up-on-the-fly Fast and the Fabulous hottie crew & car chief awards for 2009. In case you’re not in the know, Alan is the crew chief for the No. 5 Pop-Tarts/CARQUEST/Kellogg’s Chevrolet driven by Mark Martin and Ron is the car chief for the No. 48 Lowe’s Chevrolet driven by Jimmie Johnson.

I mean, hellooo, just look at them. I’ve had the great opportunity to see both of these gentlemen in person. A race weekend is simply not complete without one of my obligatory Ron Malec photos, and seeing Gustafson in street clothes is mind blowing.

Congratulations to Alan and Ron! I’m sure Hendrick Motorsports, extremely honored that two of their employees were selected for this illustrious honor, will frame this post and and hang it in their lunchroom. 🙂 hehe

Alan Gustafson
Mark Martin, driver of the No. 5 Pop-Tarts/CARQUEST Chevrolet, made his 1,000th NASCAR career start on Aug. 22 at Bristol Motor Speedway. (Courtesy Hendrick Motorsports)
(Photo Courtesy Hendrick Motorsports)

gustafson_2008 (photo credit: Getty Images for NASCAR)
(Photo Courtesy NASCAR/Getty Images)

Ron Malec (left)
Interim crew chief Jeff Meendering, of the #24 DuPont Chevrolet driven by Jeff Gordon, talks with interim crew chief Ron Malec, #48 Lowe’s Chevrolet, driven by Jimmie Johnson, prior to the start of the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series Lenox Industrial Tools 300 at New Hampshire International Speedway on July 1, 2007 in Loudon, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
(Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Rear Tire Carrier and Car Chief Ron Malec steers the No. 48 Lowes Chevrolet through inspection during the Toyota/SaveMart 350 race weekend at Infineon Raceway in 2008 (photo credit The Fast and the Fabulous)
(Photo by The Fast and the Fabulous)