Saluting the dads of NASCAR

Today is Father's Day, and Skirts and Scuffs shines a light on the working fathers in NASCAR.

Throughout the sport's history, sons have dutifully carried on the legacy of their fathers and grandfathers. Dale Earnhardt Jr., Chase Elliott, and Austin and Ty Dillon have assumed the mantle of their storied families.

In the family-oriented sport, drivers and their broods are a normal sight on pit road. Keelan Harvick is a mainstay at Monster Energy Series races and a good luck charm for his dad, Kevin Harvick. The daughters of Jimmie Johnson, Matt Kenseth and Ryan Newman light up the track.

In recent years, some of the sport's biggest names have become daddies themselves. Kyle Larson, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and Kasey Kahne have joined the ranks of dads in the Monster Energy Series garage. Larson took pictures with his son, Owen, in front of the driver's pole-winning car Friday at Michigan.

Other drivers are expanding their families. Clint Bowyer and his wife, Lorra, welcomed his second child, Presley Elizabeth, little sister to Cash Aaron, in December. Denny Hamlin and his longtime girlfriend, Jordan Fish, are expecting their second child, a sibling for their daughter Taylor, in August. And Ty Dillon and his wife, Haley, announced last month that the couple is expecting their first child.

For Father's Day, Skirts and Scuffs salutes the dads of NASCAR through the lens of our photographers. These special moments captured at the track show the loving bond between fathers and their kids.

Saluting the dads of NASCAR Saluting the dads of NASCAR Reviewed by Rebecca Kivak on Sunday, June 18, 2017 Rating: 5