Whether they’re still together or have parted ways, these couples will forever be remembered in NASCAR history. Here are some of the women who help keep these racers on track.
Johanna Robbins, AKA Johanna Long, as she went during her single days, is a Snowball Derby champion who started racing at the age of eight, when her father used to take her to the track to race karts. Since she was five, she’d been going with him, but he didn’t let her get behind the wheel until she was a bit older.
In 2009, she was racing in NASCAR, where she had 27 top-ten finishes in 38 events. In 2016, she and fellow driver/Kyle Busch Motorsports engineer Hunter Robbins said their “I dos.”
Robin McCall was the second woman to compete in NASCAR’s Winston Cup Series in the early ’80s and the youngest in history to qualify for an event. In 1985, she married fellow driver Wally Dallenbach Jr., with whom she has three kids.
After having kids, McCall transitioned out of racing slowly but surely. These days, she works as a driving instructor at events for auto manufacturers and moonlights in precision/stunt driving for commercials and films.
Driver Matt Kenseth first met his wife, farm girl Katie, in the late 1990s when she was working at motel cleaning rooms and working at the little store next door. Of course, she was just a teenager at the time, so they went their separate ways.
But when the two ran into each other at a wedding when they were a bit older, things were different. They hit it off and had their own wedding in 2000. They have a daughter together, Kaylin, and raise Matt’s older son, Ross, who he had from a previous relationship.
Connie Montoya is the beautiful wife of NASCAR driver Juan Pablo Montoya. Juan has been called one of the few people to have made the successful crossover between IndyCar and NASCAR.
These two also have three children together, along with some four-legged, furry family members. Juan Pablo competes in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship still today, which he won in 2019.
Lorra Podsiadlo Bowyer
Clint and Lorra Bowyer’s relationship moved along about as quickly as his cars around the track as they were walking down the aisle just a couple of months after he proposed in 2014! Then, a few weeks after tying the knot, they shared with the world that they were expecting their first child.
Now, the two have a daughter, three-year-old Presley, and a son, five-year-old Cash. Lorra is a talented lacrosse player and even made the top 10 in leading scorers at her alma mater, Nazareth College.
Deborah Renshaw has been around the NASCAR circuit since her first Dodge Weekly Series in 2001. The year after, she became the first woman to lead a sanctioned series at the Nashville Speedway.
In 2006, she married her husband, NASCAR crew chief Shawn Parker, with whom she has two children.
Lynne Allmendinger may have been the wife of driver A. J. Allmendinger AKA “NASCAR’s Dinger,” but she’s also got some of her own athletic credits to her name. Lynne is a former world-class gymnast and baton twirler.
She also has a background in public relations and is a skilled chiropractor. The pair met when she was working PR with Champ Car and tied the knot back in 2007 but divorced in 2012.
NASCAR Cup champion Joey Logano first announced his engagement to Brittany Baca back in 2013. Before the pair met, Brittany studied fashion and psychology at UNC in Charlotte. Then, as if the two were destined to come together, they locked eyes when they were both working at a local ice rink owned by Joey’s sister, Danielle.
Apparently, Brittany was the first girl he ever kissed, and the two just fell deeper until they walked down the aisle in 2014. Brittany and Joey have one child together and are very active in the Joey Logano foundation for crisis intervention.
In early 2020, supermodel Niki Taylor walked down the aisle to marry NASCAR driver Burney Lamar. The wedding took place in a hotel in San Diego and was officiated by the pastor of the church they attended together.
They met at a charity event the previous January, at which point Taylor reportedly said to herself, “this is the guy I’m going to marry.” The model has two children from her first marriage to football player Matt Martinez.
You probably know actress Ashley Judd from her work on major films like "Double Jeopardy," "Kiss the Girls," and the "Divergent" series.
In 1999, she and NASCAR (and IndyCar) driver, Dario Franchitti, got engaged, and two years later, they tied the knot in a beautiful ceremony at Skibo Castle in Scotland, where Franchitti is originally from. But after 11 years of wedded bliss, they announced their split and got divorced in 2013.
Ashley Van Metre
Ashley Van Metre and her husband, Kurt Busch, were first introduced by a few family members in 2014. Less than a year later, Busch asked her to marry him, and she said yes! The two tied the knot in a small but beautiful seaside ceremony at Ashley’s family farm in Virginia in 2017.
Before he popped the question, he’d even asked her father if it was alright that he asked for his daughter’s hand in marriage – and you can guess how that went! The big day was magical, especially for Ashley, who got to share it with 40 close friends and family members, including her favorite childhood pals – her horses.
Kate Downey Edwards, the wife of Carl Edwards, is from the same hometown as her hubby – Columbia, Missouri, where she attended college and earned herself a medical degree. After graduation, she went into a residency program and now works in a physical rehabilitation facility to help patients recover from traumatic and severe brain injuries.
The couple started dating back in 2006 and tied the knot in 2009. They had a daughter, Annie, who was born the year after their marriage. The family moved back to Columbia, where they live in a suburban neighborhood.
This Finnish model began her career at the age of 14. She competed in several high-profile contests, making the top ten in Miss Model of the Year 1999. The following year, she was a runner-up in the Miss Finland pageant, but it wasn’t until 2001 that she took home her Miss Scandinavia title.
A few years later, she married Formula One racer Kimi Räikkönen. They were together until 2013, and she is now rumored to be in a relationship with a former ice hockey player.
Kaylie Green was the longtime girlfriend of NASCAR driver 24-year-old Chase Elliot. But Green was no stranger to the world of racing before they met. In fact, when the two first saw each other, it was when Green was working as a pole-sitter at the Daytona 500.
The couple was together for years until recently, when they allegedly broke things off. Chase later posted a video of him making out with a random blonde woman, perhaps in an attempt to make his ex jealous.
Arlene Hiss was the first woman in history to start an Indy car race, which she did back in 1976. Her ex-husband, Mike Hiss, was titled the 1972 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year.
Aside from racing, Hiss taught dance at a high school in California. She and Mike are no longer married, and she retired from driving in the late ‘70s.
Whitney Scott married her husband, Brian, in 2014, during the offseason at Shore Lodge in Idaho, which Scott’s family owns. Whitney already had a daughter, Brielle, from her previous relationship, which happened to be with another racecar driver, Sean Caisse.
In 2015, they welcomed a son, as well. In early 2020, Whitney took home the title of Mrs. Idaho World 2020, which she jokingly referred to as being a “quarantine queen,” on her Facebook page. Next stop: the Mrs. America pageant.
In 2009, Amy Reimann worked at an architectural firm when she was hired to make some changes to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s house in Mooresville, North Carolina. After they met for the first time, they hit it off and ended up dating for six years before they got engaged in 2015. It wasn’t until a couple of years later that they got married.
The couple welcomed their second child, and the retired NASCAR driver and his wife even had their own reality show that came out on DIY Network, which follows their lives as Amy completes a renovation project on a home in Key West.
Janice Almirola first met NASCAR driver Aric in 2005, when he was driving, and her father was a pit crew chief and thought they’d make a perfect patch.
He introduced them at one event, and by 2009, they were engaged to be married. They have a son, Alex, and a daughter named Abby.
Martin Truex Jr. has been racing as a part of the NASCAR world for more than ten years. His girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, has stood by his side for the past five of them, and they have been through a lot together.
In the 2010s, she was in a fight for her life against stage 3 ovarian cancer, and Martin was right there with her holding her hand through it all.
NASCAR driver Johnny Sauter is a lucky man to be married to his wife, Cortney. The two got together in 2004 after meeting at a motorsport charity banquet. They started dating the following year and were together for quite some time before he popped the question years later.
Cortney was crowned as Miss Wisconsin USA in 2001 and has appeared on the TBS reality series "Outback Jack." When she met Johnny, she put her PR degree to good use, working as a publicist for Team Yellow Racing.
This Finnish professional swimmer holds the record in the 50-meter butterfly event in her country. When she was just 15 years old, she was already competing in the Olympics, where she swam the 100- and 200-meter butterfly.
In 2010, she started dating Formula One racecar driver Valtteri Bottas, who she married six years later. But in 2019, the couple announced they were getting divorced.
Chandra Janway Johnson
Chandra and Jimmie Johnson have been married for over 16 years. They met in 2002, and a year later, Jimmie proposed to his wife while they were on a snowboarding trip in Colorado. Then, the year after the proposal, they got married on a Caribbean island.
Janway is an ex-Wilhelmina model, though aside from that, there isn’t a lot of information out there about her. The couple likes to keep their personal life to themselves, though we do know that they have two young daughters together, who like to show up with mom to support their dad at his races.
Xuxa is a former (famous) TV personality from Brazil. When she first met driver Ayrton Senna around Christmas in 1988, they fell pretty hard for each other.
They had a passionate romance, though he was rumored to be in several other relationships at the time. Still, they remained good friends until his death, and she attended his funeral in Sao Paulo in 1994.
Patty Moise has been a part of the racing world since she drove in the IMSA series when she was just 16 years old. In 1986, she debuted in the Busch series, where she became the first woman in history to lead an event.
A few years later, she married fellow racecar driver Elton Sawyer. The two ended up driving on the same team for a short period of time, where they got used to hearing jokes like their marriage was “made in the pits.”
DeLana Harvick was no stranger to the world of racing when she first met her hubby, driver Keven Harvick, back in 2000 at the Michigan International Speedway. At the time, she was working as a PR specialist for another driver and even raced herself from time to time.
By the following year, they were married, and they now have a son, daughter, and furry family members. Their daughter Piper has gotten into racing go-karts and seems to be following in the footsteps of mom and dad!
Christy McMurray is wife to former cup-series record-setter and Fox NASCAR analyst James Christopher McMurray, AKA Jamie Mac. “Mac” is one of just three drivers to win the Brickyard 400 and the Daytona 500 in the same year.
When these two met, Christy was still going by her maiden name, “Futrell.” They got married in 2009, and they have two children together.
In 2018, Kyle Larson married his longtime girlfriend, Katelyn Sweet. The newly suspended NASCAR driver has been utilizing the extra time on his hands to spend it with his wife and their two children. Interestingly enough, Sweet was already pregnant with their second kid when they announced their engagement in 2017.
Sweet has raced worldwide, as her brother, Brad, is also a former driver for NASCAR. When she isn’t busy playing the role of mom, she competes in horseback riding and jumping competitions as a skilled equestrian.
Former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman and X-Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger may not be a WAG of a racecar driver anymore.
Still, she spent seven years with Formula One star Lewis Hamilton. The pair were even engaged at one point but split before they tied the knot.
Denny Hamlin and Jordan Fisher have been married for over three years now. The couple seems to always be on the road with their two daughters, Molly and Taylor. Though they have only been married for three years, Jordan and Hamlin dated for a long time before deciding to make things official.
When they met, she was in the middle of one of her performances as a dancer for the Charlotte Bobcats. They locked eyes, and things took off from there! Hamlin sponsored Fish as she entered the Miss South Carolina pageant. After the competition, she took him out to dinner to say “thank you,” and things evolved.
You may be surprised to see racecar driver Danica Patrick’s name on our list, but then again, maybe not! After all, when you’ve been immersed in racing since the age of ten, it only makes sense you end up dating other drivers – which was exactly what happened when she started up a relationship with Nationwide Series champion Ricky Steinhouse.
In 2017, the couple parted ways, after which she went on to date NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers, though things didn’t last. Patrick is now a retired driver and an accomplished entrepreneur and author.
Beccy Hunter-Reay (AKA Beccy Gordon) has been with her husband, Ryan, since long before being a famous driver. She had a promising modeling career and did some swimsuit modeling for Roxy and Quicksilver, along with playing professional softball.
She was even the youngest member (still) on the U. S’s women’s national team! These two tied the knot in 2011, are happily married, and have three children.
Amanda Carter, the girlfriend of Bubba Wallace, has been a major force of good in the driver’s life and has been there supporting his efforts through the good and bad throughout the past ten years. They first met back in 2010 and have been together throughout the better part of the decade. However, they aren’t married and have had a few rough patches over the years.
Always posting pictures doing coupley things and enjoying each other's company on social media. Amanda recently captioned one such post as she sat on the back of a motorcycle he was driving, “Always pushing me outside of my comfort zone, that’s what I love. #Sorrymom.”
Paige White has been Paige Keselowski for several years since she married her longtime boyfriend and driver, Brad Keselowski, in 2017. Paige attended East Carolina University, where she graduated with a BA in Psychology. The couple had a daughter, Scarlett, born in 2015.
Before Paige gave birth, the couple endured a big scare when doctors told the couple that the baby might not make it, as she was having trouble breathing due to complications. Luckily, emergency surgery saved her life, and Scarlett is now a happy and healthy five-year-old!
Whitney Dillon was known as Whitney Ward until August 2016, when she married her husband, driver Austin Dillon. She was the captain of the cheerleading team during her time at the University of Chattanooga in TN. After school, she went on to become an NFL cheerleader for four years. Whitney has also done a lot of different modeling, including ads for the Monster Energy energy drink.
Last year, Whitney starred in the CMT reality TV series "Racing Wives, "alongside many other names on our list. They welcomed their first child earlier this year and stay busy being a mom and running her jewelry business.
Eva Bryan was married to a long-time racecar driver, Kurt Busch, for five years, from 2006-2011. They apparently met and started dating in July of 2003, until they decided to make things official.
Kurt, the older brother to, Kyle, was set up on a blind date with Eva by a mutual friend. She had no idea he was a racer and was actually told he was a veterinarian. Talk about a sudden plot twist!
Corinna Schumacher is married to seven-time champion Formula One racer Michael Schumacher. She is also an avid animal rights activist and equestrian—the two own horse ranches both in Switzerland and Texas.
The couple walked down the aisle in 1995 in Germany, where Michael is from. In 1997, she gave birth to the couple's daughter, Gina-Maria, who is an amateur horse rider. In 1999, she had Mick, who followed his father and now competes in formula racing.
Have you started to notice a theme among these NASCAR wives and girlfriends? Perhaps the fact that they’re all stunning and stylish? Casey Mears’ wife, Trisha, fits right in among the rest of them and has been compared to looking like award-winning actress Charlize Theron.
The couple dated for several years before tying the knot and have been together for more than a decade now. Casey and Trisha live in Phoenix, where they originally met, with their two children, Samantha and Hayden.
Earlier this year, NASCAR racer Ryan Newman went through an awful wreck on the track, and that wasn’t the only thing that would derail his life. Krissie and Ryan were married for a whopping 16 years until they announced that they would officially be splitting up a few months ago.
The two had met back in 2001, thanks to a mutual friend from church who set them up. They've been supporting each other ever since!
Kristen Yeley is the wife of J.J. Yeley and dabbles in racing herself. In fact, for the past several years, she’s been participating in the Better Half Dash race for charity – a race that she won back in 2014.
Kristen has been around the sport for her entire life, as her parents raced in NASCAR themselves. The two live in Charlotte, North Carolina, with their daughter, and according to LinkedIn, Kristen is listed as a “full-time mom.”
Raquel del Rosario
When Raquel del Rosario was just 14 years old, she was already a talented songwriter. A few years later, she joined a Celtic-based music group. Later, she would go on to become the lead vocalist for a Spanish band called El Sueño de Morfeo – which translates to “Morpheus’ Dream.”
She married Formula One driver Fernando Alonso in 2006, and the two moved to Lugano, Switzerland, soon after. They got divorced five years later, and she is now remarried to Galician filmmaker Pedro Castro, with whom she has two sons.
Belgian model Ingrid Vandebosch won the Elite Look of the Year award in 1990 before she married racecar driver Jeff Gordon in 2006. She worked on several major international campaigns and appeared in magazines like "Vogue," "Elle," and "Marie Claire." In 2010, the couple welcomed their second child.
They own several homes, including one in Charlotte, North Carolina, one in New York City, and property in Colorado. These days, the majority of driving Jeff does is when he’s dropping his kids and their friends at, or home from, school!
Kim Burton has been married to driver Jeff Burton for around three decades. They have a teenage daughter named Paige, and a son, Harrison, who’s interested in following in the family's footsteps of racing!
When asked how to maintain such a long-lasting marriage, she said, “My best advice for happiness would be to compromise, but you really have to have a genuine love for someone starting.”
Kyle Busch has been married to his wife Samantha now for over a decade. The two tied the knot in a fabulous (and very public) NASCAR-themed wedding broadcast on television. Busch earned himself the nickname, The Candy Man, due to his major sponsor being Mars, Incorporated. When these two got married, they already knew that they wanted to have children in their lives in the future.
But things didn’t go as smoothly as planned, and they decided to share their infertility struggles with the world. They went through the process of IVF to conceive their now four-year-old son, Brexton, and have considered surrogacy to have a second.
This Swiss race car driver has been getting behind the wheel professionally since driving in the Ford Superseries in 2002. Aside from racing, she’s also done some TV hosting and modeling and even posed for men’s magazines.
She met and married Formula One driver Marc Surer in the late ‘90s, though they called it quits in 2000. Twelve years later, she got engaged to another racecar driver, Martin Tomczyk.
A few months after A.J. Allmendinger’s 2012 split from ex-wife Lynne Kush, he met architectural designer Tara Meador at the Indy 500.
They hit it off, and they have been going strong ever since. In fact, there are rumors that the long-time pair will be walking down the aisle soon.
In 2019, rapper Nicki Minaj walked down the aisle with Kenneth Petty, who goes all the way back to her childhood. But before those two were together, she was spotted vacationing in Dubai with driver Lewis Hamilton.
They were also seen together several times at multiple events. Although neither of the two ever announced it officially, it was widely regarded that there was something more than just friendship going on between them.
Crystal Hornish is married to the retired driver, Sam Hornish, Jr. The two have three kids together; two daughters named Eliza and Addison and a son named Sam III.
Eliza was born in 2010, which was called the “year of the baby” in NASCAR since various WAGs gave birth during that time.
Priscila Perales is a former beauty queen and model from Mexico. In 2006, she made the top ten in the Miss Universe pageant. Then, the year afterward, she won the title of Miss International, making her the first Mexican to do so.
Perales retired from modeling in 2014, and four years later, she married racecar driver Adrian Fernandez.
During the end of the Indy 500 in 2014, ESPN and ABC created a mini-controversy when they utilized split-screen tech to show not the nail-biting race but Brazilian racer Helio Castroneves' lady Adriana Henao.
Maybe they knew Castroneves was going to lose. We can't blame the producers for wanting to get her on-screen, but maybe they should have waited until the race was over. Castroneves and Henao have been together for some time, and they also share a daughter. She's a looker, that's for sure, but is she really split-screen worthy? Castroneves thinks so, but most racing fans would rather see the cars.
Anna de Ferran
Anna has been a part of the racing biz ever since her father, Gil de Ferran, a French-born Brazilian driver, started winning in the nineties.
Anna was spotted hanging out with young driving phenom Sage Karam at the Cab Day Pit Stop competition, and while their relationship didn't go the distance, they still topped the lists of racing's most attractive couples.
Kurt Busch may have ended up marrying Ashley Van Metre in the end, but she wasn't the only dime-piece that he had by his side during his time as a single man. Another was Patricia Driscoll, a gorgeous blonde who had a young son that got along well with Busch, despite the eventual end of the relationship.
While they were still wondering if things would work out, Driscoll was the Executive Director of the Armed Forces Foundation.
Christopher Bell got his start in racing when a family friend introduced him to the sport as a teenager, and he's still racing and doing well. He's married to Morgan Bell (nee Kemenah) and has been since February of 2020.
They were engaged in December of 2018 after spending four and a half years together.
Jennifer Jo Cobb
This next couple met when one of them was a full-time racer, and the other was a crew chief, but it was Jennifer who was behind the wheel. They met in 2012 when Eddie Troconis was chief for Cobb's Xfinity Series team, and three years later, they got married.
Cobb has her own racing team (“Jennifer Jo Cobb Racing”) and is still racing in a number of different series, while her husband is still a crew chief for AM Racing's No. 22 truck in the Truck Series.
Michael McDowell is in the spotlight of the NASCAR world, right? This is thanks to his impressive wins as well as his streak of top finishes. McDowell is also winning as a family man alongside his wife, Jami McDowell.
They married all the way back in 2004 and have since added four children to their team: Trace, Emma, Rylie, and Lucas. Jami has had her husband's back ever since he started racing with NASCAR in 2007 and will be there by his side no matter what.
In 2015, Taylor married Matt DiBenedetto, and she immediately got to work helping him keep his sanity. He's been up-front about the stresses of the racing season, but he's also been clear that Taylor has been his rock when it comes to the rough patches of his career. He may put on a strong front, but it all comes from her.
If their Instagram posts show us anything, it's that they truly love each other. We all need someone strong by our side, and Taylor is filling that role for Matt.
Ty Dillon's brother Austin might have more NASCAR wins, but neither one of them has the edge when it comes to the ladies at their sides. Ty has still won four races in a little over two hundred, and he also has a beautiful wife named Haley.
The pair married in 2014, and Haley gave birth to their first child, daughter Oakley, in November of 2017, and then their son Kapton came in October of 2020. The pair had struggled with infertility after they had Oakley, so the addition of Kapton was a blessing. They refer to him as their “rainbow baby.”
NASCAR drivers have surprisingly busy schedules, what with the immense number of races they have to go through – as well as training, endorsement deals, and everything else.
Despite all this, Katie Cassill jumped right in when racer Landon Cassill asked her if she was willing to go through life with him. The two got married in December 2012, and then they welcomed their first child in 2015. They named their son Beckham. In 2017 they had a daughter named Daphne.
Elliot Sadler is one of only thirty-six NASCAR drivers to have a win in each of NASCAR's top three races. His wife, Amanda Sadler, joined the team in 2009, and they now have a couple of kids to increase their ranks.
They gave birth to a son named Wyatt in 2010 and a daughter named Austin in 2012. Not only is Amanda a wife and mother, but she's also a teacher. While Elliot might not need a lot of help being a famous driver, he still needs someone to keep him grounded, and a teacher-wife is the perfect person to do that.
For a long time, rumors flew that Mexican driver Daniel Suarez was married to fellow Mexican Sylvia, but this was never officially confirmed. They were, at the very least, involved, as your grandmother might say, but however far the relationship went, it has now ended.
While the two were together, she was, at the very least, a supportive partner for Daniel, showing up in numerous photos with him and celebrating with him after he won several of his races. Yes, we realize that her name might not actually be Suarez, but we aren't even sure if they were married, so we have to give ourselves a little bit of wiggle room.
With an astounding fifteen wins in only seventy-seven races, Justin “Little Gator” Allgaier is the racer to watch if you're into NASCAR. His wife Ashley has been there since the start of his racing career, and the two got married in 2006. With the love of his life cheering him on from the stands, it's no wonder he goes for the win every time he's behind the wheel.
Their family has grown since 2006, with the addition of their daughter Harper in 2013. In 2020, the family announced that 2021 would see the arrival of another little gator. Willow was born in May of 2021, and the family, according to Ashley, is now complete.
David Ragan is an extremely family-oriented person, so it should come as no surprise that he has a solid relationship with his wife, Jacquelyn. The two married in 2012 and added a pair of daughters, Julia, born in 2014, and Meredith, born in 2016. Jacquelyn and David maintain close relationships with David's parents and his older brother Adam.
David comes from a racing family – his father, Kent, was a NASCAR driver until an accident forced him away from the track. David boasts over five hundred professional races and has plenty of big wins.
As a lover of four-wheelers, fishing, and outdoor fun, Emma decided that champion driver Chris Buescher couldn't be a better pick for a husband, and the two got married in 2018. Despite his skill behind the wheel, Chris was nervous during the wedding's first dance.
In an interview, he said he couldn't dance or even sway from side to side. He ended up going with a dance coach, and while they didn't do a dance for ages, Chris at least looked like he knew what he was doing.
We shouldn't be surprised that racer drivers end up coming together in matrimony. Such was the case with Heather DesRochers and Ryan Preece. Heather met her future husband at the Stafford Motor Speedway in 2009 and even got to race against him in 2011 at the SK Modified Series tournament.
Preece ended up winning the tourney, DesRochers won Rookie of the Year, and they both went home with something even more valuable: a love that could end up lasting a lifetime. The two got married in 2107. You are now allowed to “awww.”
Marissa and Chase Briscoe got married in 2019, but things haven't been a fairy tale for them since then. With Chase as a driver in several events under the NASCAR name, he wants to win, but becoming a father has proved to be a challenge.
Marissa and Chase have been transparent on social media, declaring they have problems with infertility. However, in March 2021, the pair were finally able to announce Marissa's pregnancy.
Every once in a while, there are real fairy tales when it comes to love. Third-generation driver Corey LaJoie was following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather as a full-time NASCAR Cup Series competitor.
He was driving at the Pocono Raceway when he met Kelly Cassidy, who had made an impromptu trip to the raceway with a few friends. LaJoie won the race, and the two had a chance to meet. Thanks to the internet, the two were able to reunite and soon fell in love, despite the travel time between New York and North Carolina. Now together, they have a son named Levi.
From his start at eight years old, driving go-karts, to sitting behind the wheel of a Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Cup Series, Quin Houff has been destined for the track.
Since their wedding in 2019 in Mount Sidney, Virginia, he's had his wife, Elizabeth Hill cheering him on at each and every race. Ever since the wedding, Houff has referred to Elizabeth as “My better Huoff,” which is just the kind of thing that we want to see out of a relationship. Liz loves horses, dogs, and, of course, cheering on her husband while he's driving.
It's never too late to find your soul mate, as Elyshia Rennison and Derrick Cope can tell you. Cope's first wife was Renee White, but it seems the second time's the charm. Rennison is the Marketing Director of StarCom Racing and most likely met Derrick in that official capacity since Derrick is the team manager of StarCom.
Cope is used to finding himself in the victory circle – he won the 1990 Daytona 500 race and still finds himself racing now as a part-time NASCAR driver. There's no doubt he was going to keep trying for his chance at lasting love.
As a full-time driver with NASCAR, John Hunter Nemechek doesn't like to take things slow. When he met Taylor Stier, a fitness and fashion influencer on Instagram and LikeToKnow.com, he knew there wasn't any time to waste.
The two got married in October 2020 at Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards in North Garden, Virginia, and the couple is now based in Charlotte, North Carolina. When she isn't supporting her husband on the track, Taylor is taking care of their daughter, Aspen Palmer, who was born in March 2021.
Tatum Gaughan has been on a team with her racing husband, Brendan since they got married in August of 2007. Gaughan has raced in everything from off-road and pickup-track races to pavement stock car races in the late nineties.
He was a part-time driver from 2017 until 2020, and Tatum has been there the entire way until his final retirement. They had their first son in 2010 and then their second two years later.
Laura Frame and Bradley “Reed” Sorenson got married in April of 2013; they have a pair of children: Eli, born in November of 2018, and Ella, born earlier. Sorenson and Frame have been together for some time, ever since Sorenson started racing with NASCAR in 2004 as part of the Busch Series and went on to win four times.
He also took home the 2003 ASA National Tour Rookie of the Year. He's been a part-time racer and a spotter ever since and is now happy as a family man with Laura by his side.
While Joey Gase might not be the most impressive driver on this list, he still has something pretty special on his resume: he's the youngest driver to ever win the Hawkeye Downs Speedway late model championship. It took place in 2009, and he was only sixteen. Caitlin Himmelsbach married him in December of 2018 after announcing their engagement in February 2017.
They welcomed twins Jace and Carson in December 2019. The babies were born at a little under five pounds each. Gase might not have ended up in the winner's circle as a driver, but he's succeeded in his family life.
B.J. McLeod isn't just a NASCAR driver. He also co-owns the B.J. McLeod Motorsports and Live Fast Motorsports racing teams. He's now a part-time NASCAR Cup, Xfinity, and Camping World Truck Series driver, and he's also a husband.
His wife, Jessica, is a fitness influencer, model, and coach. According to her Twitter bio, she is an “NPC National Qualified Figure Competitor.” She works alongside her husband as another co-owner of the B.J. McLeod Motorsports competitive team.
Jordan Anderson and his fiancee Kendall McReynolds aren't married yet, but they have a wedding date set for April 16th, 2022, in Georgia. The couple announced their engagement in January of 2021, with Jordan making a happy announcement on Twitter.
The amazing woman he mentions is the daughter of two-time Daytona 500-winning crew chief and analyst Larry McReynolds, so it's a match made in NASCAR heaven. Anderson has his own team, Jordan Anderson Racing, and races full-time in NASCAR Xfinity and part-time in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.
Brandi Nicole Newcomb
As the son of driver Ward Burton, nephew of Jeff Burton, and cousin of Harrison Burton, Jeb Burton has a lot of legacy behind him. He races in all three of NASCAR's national series but is best known for his Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series races. He married his longtime girlfriend Brandi Nicole Newcomb on January 11th, 2020 after getting engaged in 2018.
Brandi and Jeb are both lovers of the natural world and spend their free time hiking, hunting, and exploring. They say opposites attract, but sometimes people who get together are pretty close to identical.
These two are really just still kids when you think about it, but they're still working their way toward marriage. Hayley Burnash is the girlfriend of driver Erik Jones (2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champ and full-time NASCAR Cup Series driver) or, at least, was.
The two had been seen together in their social media posts, and Hayley had been living with Erik while she was working at a vet clinic. However, the relationship didn't make the distance – Erik is now seeing dirt track racer Holly Shelton.
Kenzie Ruston didn't just marry a NASCAR driver – she is one! She last competed in the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and started her career in the 2011 ARCA Racing series.
Her biggest accomplishment was during the 2014 Iowa Speedway race, where she took second. She's married to Daniel Hemric, a full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series racer. The two racers got engaged on July 28th, 2015, and got married two years later in Jamaica. They have two children together, Rhen and Millie.
Mike Marlar has sacrificed a lot to compete and win. He's done dirt racing tournaments, the three main NASCAR series, and he even won the 2018 World of Outlaws Late Model Series and the 2020 Butterball Memorial. But he knows his wife has sacrificed more.
When they got married more than ten years ago, she was a civil engineer. Since then, she's switched to being a teacher in order to have more time for travel. The pair also has multiple children.
Long before he had the good fortune of meeting Sarah Wood, Shane Golobic was an experienced driver. Even prior to his NASCAR career, he won multiple track championships, including the 2014 California Spring Car Civil War Series. Sarah entered the picture at about the same time, and the two got married in October 2018 in California.
Shane took a break from his racing to have a fun honeymoon in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The pair has a daughter and a young baby boy.
It can’t have been easy to have been married to a brother who did not get as much of the limelight, but it suited Cora Schumacher perfectly. In 2001, Cora married Formula One driver Ralf Schumacher. The couple had a son together called David Schumacher.
Cora is multi-talented. She is an actress, model, and presenter, and like her former husband, was a car-racing driver. In 2004, she left the sport to take care of former hubby Ralf to look after him after he had a serious accident. Sadly, after 14 years of marriage, the two divorced in 2015.
In 2014, Formula One driver Nico Rosberg married interior designer Vivian Sibold in Monaco. The next year, the designer fell pregnant with the couple’s first child, Alaïa. After that, the former Mercedes driver announced his retirement. And that was good timing.
The following year, Sibold fell pregnant with their second child, Naila. Since Rosberg retired, the couple has moved to Ibiza, where Sibold still does interior designing and where they run a creamery shop specializing in ice cream. We’re happy to report they’re still going strong.
There were plenty of heartbreaks when NASCAR racer, Alex Bowman, revealed that he was, in fact, in a relationship. Bowman announced in late 2021 that he was in a relationship with Crystal Marsh. Though not much is not known about the driver’s girlfriend, and though she goes out of her way to keep a low profile, it has done little to stop the stream of curiosity.
What we know is that Marsh and her family are fans of NASCAR and that her brother got her to attend her first event. We also know that she is a flight attendant.
Unfortunately, the heartthrob in the No. 12 Ford Mustang, Ryan Blaney, is not single. He is currently hitched up with the gorgeous Gianna Tulio. And if you have any doubts about her beauty credentials, she was crowned the 2021 Miss Hooters International.
Blaney and Tulio have been in a long-term relationship, so we will be looking their way soon for wedding bells. Tulio is a model. Unlike Blaney, Tulio prefers horse racing to racing cars – she even owns her own horse, which she got from Leatherman Lane.
Sebastian Vettel is one of the most iconic Formula One drivers since he has been the champion four times. And here we finally have proof. After asking Vettel who he credits with all his success, the German driver named his wife, Hanna Prater. Actually, they had only been dating then, but their story started in high school.
In 2019, Vettel tied the knot. Apart from supporting her now-husband throughout his racing career, we also know that Prater was an industrial design student. The couple now has two children, Emily and Matilda Vettel.
Max Verstappen might be one of the youngest Formula One to enter the champions, but we’re not only interested in his racing but also his love life. We know that Verstappen is currently linked to the Brazilian model, Kelly Piquet. It looks like good genes run in Piquet’s family.
Not only was her mother a model, but her father and brother were also F1 racers. It seems like a match made in heaven for Verstappen, especially since Piquet is his biggest fan and cheers him on in every race.
Graham Rahal is best known as the No.15 driver in the IndyCar. In 2015, Rahal married Courtney Force. And his wife certainly lives up to her name. She is a retired drag racer. Her father was none other than the legendary John Force, who won roughly 150 drag races.
The two seem to have a lot in common, as Rahal’s father was also a racer back in the day. In 2020, the couple had their first child. Two years later, they had their second child. Perhaps, we can expect more professional racers when these two kids grow up.
Simon Pagenaud may be from France, but the driver’s dreams have been coming true in the USA. In 2016, he took home the IndyCar championship title, and later in 2019, he won the Indianapolis 500.
Following his win in 2019, the professional racer decided to marry his girlfriend of seven years, Hailey McDermott. The couple had a dazzling wedding in sunny California. Not much is known about the couple, but Pagenaud has confirmed that all his dreams have come true.
You’re probably never heard of Makenzie Steiner, and that is just the way Santino Ferrucci wants to keep it. Ferrucci is better known for being the driver of the No 14 Chevrolet for A.J. Foyt Racing in the IndyCar Series.
He has been recently introduced to NASCAR as a test driver for the No. 26 Toyota Supra for Sam Hunt Racing – so watch this space. As said, not much is known about his current girlfriend, Makenzie Steiner, except that the two seem to have a taste of adventure.
Colton Herta is the youngest-ever driver to race and win in the IndyCar Series. Since the driver is still very young, he is not yet married, however, he's not single either. He is currently linked to journalism student Riley Flynn. The two started dating in April 2018.
At 18 years old, Herta became the youngest race winner in the IndyCar Series. This was in 2019 when the couple had already been together for a year. If that is not the sign of a promising couple, then surely Flynn attending and cheering him on at races is enough confirmation.
Kevin Magnussen is more associated with Formula One than the IndyCar Series, but he did have a stint with IndyCar last year after Felix Rosenqvist got injured. The driver for Haas is married to Louise Gjørup. Very little is known about Gjørup as she keeps a very low profile on social media.
We do know that following Magnussen’s race in the Grand Prix in Mexico in 2018, he proposed to Gjørup. A year later, they got married. In 2021, the couple welcomed a daughter.
Scott Dixon is a familiar face in the IndyCar Series. Dixon has gone down in history with having the second most wins in US open-wheel car racing. In February 2008, Dixon tied the knot with Emma Davies. Interestingly, Davies also has a history in sports, as she was the 800m champion in the British Isles.
The year after they got married, the couple welcomed a daughter. The couple has subsequently welcomed two more children — a daughter in 2011 and a son in 2019.
Unfortunately, the Formula One driver, Carlos Sainz Jr., is not single. We don’t know who should be more disappointed, the individuals after Sainz or those after Isabel Hernaez, who is just as stunning. Like many women involved with professional racers, Harnaez keeps to herself.
We have done a bit of digging and found that the two have been an item since 2017. We also know that she works as a press officer and has a bilingual degree in Journalism. While the two have been going steady for years now, they haven’t gotten married or welcomed any children yet.
Known as Ed Carpenter’s second half and lifelong partner, Heather Carpenter worked as a nurse who was responsible for giving physical treatments to racers. This was how she met Ed Carpenter. The two actually have a sweet story.
Would you believe that Ed had to fake an illness to have an excuse to ask her out? The couple has three kids, Ryder, Cruz, and Makenna, and the entire family is their father’s greatest supporter. Of course, Heather has been his No.1 fan and nurse from the early days.
Marion Jollès Grosjean
Romain Grosjean is more commonly known for being in the No. 28 Honda for Andretti Autosport. However, the Swiss-French driver has had a long history in the sport since he has also raced in Formula One with Lotus, Haas, and a short stint with Renault. Marion Jollès is a TV personality known for co-hosting “Automoto” and “F1 à la Une”.
Like her husband, Jollès is multi-talented and has written two novels. On June 2021, Romain and Marion married. Since then, the couple has welcomed three children; the family currently lives in Chamonix, a commune in the French Alps.
Felix Rosenqvist has one of the most dazzling records in motor racing. The racer has been in the Indianapolis 500, the IndyCar Series, Formula One, Formula E, and Indy Lights. The talented driver is currently paired with Caroline Bjoerkqvist. ‘Felix’ means ‘lucky’, and we certainly think so, as Bjoerkqvist is stunning. Though both Bjoerkqvist and Rosenqvist hail from Sweden, the two live in Indiana.
We don’t know much about Caroline Bjoerkqvist, but she starred in the reality TV show "Playmakers," which was filmed in Sweden. Back in the US, Bjoerkqvist can be spotted by the track supporting her partner.
This married couple is a power duo. What else can you expect from names such as Will Power and Elizabeth Cannon? He was an IndyCar Series Champion in 2014 and even more recently in 2022 and an Indianapolis 500 champion in 2018.
Elizabeth Cannon hails from Texas. She worked in public relations and served as a rep for his racing team, Walker Racing Team. After tying the knot in Hawaii in 2010, the two had a son.
Daniel Riccardo might be our favorite Australian Formula One driver despite keeping us in the dark about his love life until September 2022. Only then, the F1 man felt it was the right time to let us know who he is dating. And unsurprisingly, his current girlfriend also is connected to the world of motor racing.
Her father is Gerhard Berger, an Austrian driver who used to race for Ferrari. Heidi has her own ambitions. Though she is only in her 20s, the young Berger is an up-and-coming actress, so look out to see Daniel’s girlfriend hit the silver screen soon.
Silvana Giaffone Barrichello
Rubens Barrichello will forever be known as Michael Schumacher’s partner at Ferrari. However, for a longer time, Rubens was partnered-up (and we really mean married to) Silvana Giaffone Barrichello. Like many others, Silvana Giaffone comes from a family of racecar drivers.
Her cousin Felipe Giaffone drives for the Brazilian Indy Car, while her uncles Affonso Giaffone Filho and Zeco Giaffone are also Brazilian racing champions. Sadly, this couple’s 22-year marriage came to an end in 2019. Yet, both of their sons, Fernando and Eduardo, have taken an interest in motor racing.
It looks like “The Iceman” Kimi Räikkönen finally settled down. Many thought that Räikkönen would never settle down, as the Formula One driver was known for living it up and enjoying his freedom. Even when he moved to Alfa Romeo, Minttu was still a loyal fan of his.
Minttu Räikkönen (nee Virtanen) is a fitness model. She and the F1 driver married in Siena, Italy, in 2016. The pair also has two children, a son, Robin, and a daughter, Rianna.
Niki Lauda has one of the saddest stories in the history of motor racing. Lauda sustained serious burns after a crash in Nuremberg. Lauda’s story and the accident were the topics of the movie “Rush.” Lauda met Knaus before his accident.
Though the Venezuelan Knaus was a model and could probably get any man she wanted, she remained loyal to Lauda even after the accident. Lauda and Knaus split 15 years later, but we can safely say that Knaus’s love and support helped Lauda through some of his darkest days.