Jessica is one half of the secretary duo at Stewart-Haas Racing. A native of Race City, USA - Charlotte, North Carolina - Jess has been around racing her entire life, from her early days as a trophy girl in the kids division at a local go-kart track.
Working her way up through the ranks, Jessica served primarily as a sponsor spokesmodel for various companies in the NASCAR community such as Budweiser and Goodyear. In July 2006 she was a finalist in the Miss Goodyear Rubber Swimsuit Pageant at Daytona, ultimately placing as first runner-up. She also put her Spanish-speaking abilities to use by serving as a Miss Corona model at the 2007 NASCAR Busch Series race in Mexico City.
Jessica spent the first two-thirds of the 2008 NASCAR season working as a model for Red Bull while holding an intern position for the company's Sprint Cup team. A bizarre incident that September in which she badly sprained her wrists and left ankle during a photo shoot with Brian Vickers' belligerent #83 stocker marked the end of her tenure with the energy drink giant.
In early November, a still-mending Jessica spent the Texas race weekend in the company of another Southern beauty by the name of Michelle. The two were working as models for race sponsor Dickies, trying without a ton of success to make mud-soaked coveralls appear as sexy as possible. While their assignment proved ill-fated, the girls hatched a friendship, and when Michelle was interviewed and subsequently hired-on for a secretary position at Stewart-Haas Racing, she recommended Jessica for the other spot. Her recommendation paid off, as Jessica was given the job without anyone else interviewing for it.
Jessica, who will only say that her age is between 21 and 28, is a resident of her native Charlotte, sharing an apartment with Michelle. In addition to her duties as Stewart-Haas Racing secretary, she has taken up modeling in a non-NASCAR capacity and has aspirations to be an actress.
Jessica at a Glance:
Full Name: Jessica Martin
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Residence: Charlotte, NC
First job in NASCAR: Jim Beam girl, circa 2005
Other notable positions prior to joining SHR: Spokesmodel for Budweiser, Goodyear, Skoal Bandit, Lowes, Hooters, Coca-Cola, Red Bull; Intern at Team Red Bull
Best moment with Stewart-Haas Racing: First day on the job in the imfamous lingerie uniform; Tony's first win; the Burger King photo shoot;
Worst moment with Stewart-Haas Racing: The "big freeze" earlier this year (see gallery) and being chased with a lunchbox by Krissie Newman.
Favorite non-Stewart-Haas driver: Mark Martin
Least-favorite non-Stewart-Haas driver: Brian Vickers, because his car tried to kill her.
Favorite track: Charlotte because its home
Least favorite track: Phoenix because the police are jerks.