This weekend was the first event under NASCAR's new Cup Series Sponsor, Monster Energy. The Monster Energy girls certain garnered plenty of attention. Some good. Some bad. Where do you weigh in?

Was it too much for a family show?

Chris Graythen

That seems to be the question raised the past few days. The racing community has billed itself for decades as a family tradition. The appearance of the Monster Energy Grand Teton Mountains was a bit of a surprise to some this past weekend when NASCAR kicked off Speedweeks.

WASN'T SURPRISE AT THE DOREN MANSE:
I guess as a parent of a teenage boy, I wasn't as offended by their ample appearance, but we've seen the Monster Energy girls for years while watching motocross, Formula 1, and other motorsports on TV. He's been raised to respect the people he sees around him, regardless how they are dressed.

SOCIAL REACTION:

The Twitter world had plenty to say about it. Obviously a large majority of the male populous saw no problem.

There were a few males that did not approve.

UH, TRADITION?:
"Tradition?" That one made me stop for a second, and then it hit me. Trophy girls wearing swimsuits were once the norm. I remember seeing tons of pictures of Richard Petty, Bobby Issac, Fireball Roberts, and etc. (the early years of NASCAR) standing in victory lane with some bikini-clad woman standing next to him. It was once a 'proud' racing tradition.

SAFER NOT ALWASY SAFEST:
Somewhere along the way, that tradition was replaced with a little more perceived 'family-friendly' outfit. More areas were covered, but the uniforms the gals wore were tight enough to ignite the imagination.

JUST MY OPINION: 
And as far as the whole 'family tradition' and/or 'family show' debate, I'm more upset about the language I hear at the weekly track or the lesson learned when fight breaks out, or the lesson takeaway when a driver rams another cars because a driver got upset. That makes me more upset that having to deal with a little male curiosity.

I'm curious what the Cedar Valley thinks.

LADIES, WHAT DO YOU THINK?


  GUYS, WHAT DO YOU THINK?