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(Natalie Decker/Instagram)

NASCAR Driver Natalie Decker Hits Pool, Goes Viral

NASCAR driver Natalie Decker Lemke admittedly had a rough weekend in the Xfinity Series. But she made up for it by relaxing by the pool — and going viral shortly thereafter.

Hey, you have to take the wins where you can get them.

Decker finished 29th at the Xfinity Series race over the weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

"I am struggling! I haven't been in the seat in forever and this is a very challenging track," Decker said, via Essentially Sports. "I am just getting so frustrated with myself."


Meanwhile,  Decker used a poolside picture to promote her "Bikini Zone Racing Team" shirt. It is available on her website for the low, low cost of $29.99. You assume it should sell pretty well.

Natalie Decker, NASCAR

(Natalie Decker/Instagram)

As for her actual performances, well, even she says they could be better. But she's young; there's still time.

"Decker, 26, has been competing part-time in the Xfinity Series for DGM Racing. She has not yet earned a top-10 finish," noted The Spun. "Fans would love to see Decker compete on the track more often, but we're not sure if she's ready to change her workload."

Essentially Sports added that Decker has struggled with her part-time driving status.

"In over four years, she's only managed 11 Xfinity starts, and one of them came (Sunday) at Charlotte. Fortunately, she did have the support of Bikini Zone alongside DGM Racing for her Charlotte run," the website noted. "But going against the full-time driver and even the Cup Series driver, who often competes at Charlotte, is an uphill climb for the part-time driver.

"Explaining the challenges of being a part-time driver, Decker, via her Instagram account, said, 'Do you want to talk about how difficult it is to be a part-time driver? Because I'm racing against all of these drivers that are in and out of the car, every single weekend. They have made more laps this year in the Xfinity Series than I have made in my entire life racing in the Xfinity Series. So it's really difficult, getting in and getting up to speed and doing what I know what I'm capable of doing.'"