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.”
Shawna Robinson is another woman who racked up a few titles of her own in the world of racing. In fact, she was voted the Charlotte/Daytona Dash Series’ Most Popular Driver, not once, but twice!
She drove in the NASCAR Busch Series in ’91, but the following year decided to open up an interior decorating business and start a family with fellow racer, Jeff Clarke. The two tied the knot in 1995 but sadly divorced in 2002.
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 Indie Car 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’s 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 from the church they attend 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," or 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 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 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 is owned by Scott’s family. 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 10 years. His girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, has stood by his side for the past five of them, and the two 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’s 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 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 professional Finnish 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’re 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 10 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 B.A 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 of 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 stays 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 then 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 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 during 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.