Being involved in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series isn't necessarily all glamour and fun. For the drivers competing in the sport, there is a lot of work, travel and sacrifice in building a top career. Competitors are quick to recognize the families that both helped them reach the NASCAR ranks and have made this lifestyle manageable.
Men such as Matt Kenseth (pictured with his daughters Kaylin, left, and Grace and his wife, Katie) find ways to meld together the demands of the career and the family life that makes it worthwhile.
Here's a look at the support system that some drivers and executives have enjoyed through their careers.