The new show features the wives of NASCAR champions as well as a few Monster Energy Girls
Racing Wives is set to air via CMT on Thursday, January 3rd 9/8c
It’s been talked about for months. Now, the new Racing Wives show is ready and set to air. It will feature two NASCAR champion drivers and a Daytona 500 winner.
The show will highlight the fame of the NASCAR world as they balance family, friends, businesses and racing. The focus is on the wives of the sport. Samantha Busch, Ashley Busch and Whitney Dillon will take you behind the scenes of Lake Norman.
“Charlotte, North Carolina is the home of the racing world. Lake Norman is where the who’s who in the racing world lives. You have the Busch’s on one side. You have the Gordon’s on the other side,” Samantha Busch says in the Racing Wives preview clip.
Racing Wives Cast: Samantha and Kyle Busch; Ashley and Kurt Busch; Whitney and Austin Dillon; The Monster Energy Girls;
Kyle Busch comments on Racing Wives
“It’s a unique opportunity and a sneak peek into the lives of us. Mostly the wives, obviously, outside of racing and what we do here at the race track each and every weekend,” Kyle Busch said of the show ahead of the race at Martinsville Speedway.
“People get 30 second bits of drivers on camera and make their impersonations off of what they see there. They don’t necessarily know what we’re like away from the track.”
“I think it’s more exciting for the girls. Samantha’s obviously huge into the IVF and being an advocate for that. We’ve had our challenges with conceiving our son. Now, we’re going through the second round, with a girl hopefully.”
“She’s also got some other aspirations with her store and some other things that will come on out in the show that she’s trying to do. It’s about awareness to those things and trying to help her build her brand.”
“Look, if we’re able to get three new viewers from that show that tune in on Sunday, then it’s a positive. It’s a win. So, that’s kinda how we look at it,” Kyle Busch concluded.
Racing Wives Cast
There’s going to be drama. Just from the preview clip, you’ll get some new insight into the behind the scenes version of NASCAR.
“I know for a fact that some of the wives look at us as the women out to like steal their man. I might as well just get in a tiki hut there’s so much shade,” Mariel, Monster Energy Girl stated in the preview. “I don’t know why it’s so hard for us all to get along.”
“I am retired as a Monster model. I kind of opened the door for drivers who married Monster Models,” Whitney Dillon stated.
“The whole community has to accept you. If they don’t like you, they’ll figure out a way for you to be out,” Ashley Busch refers to the racing world.
Jordan Fish, the wife of Denny Hamlin was rumored to be on the show. However, she no longer appears to be a part of the project. It was speculated that a certain sponsor stepped in to put a stop to that idea.
This is not the first time that a show like this has been developed. 10 years ago, the Discovery network developed a show called ‘NASCAR wives’ for their TLC channel. They worked with the NASCAR Digital Media team to develop the show.
However, that show never made it to the air. The producers of the show wanted drama. After filming the show they decided it didn’t have enough drama to make it to the network.
They also wanted to glorify the show. For example, Kelley Earnhardt Miller (sister to Dale Earnhardt Jr) was a part of that program. She recalled a scene from the filming. The producers wanted her to get her jet out so they could film it landing.
“I don’t have a jet. My brother has a jet,” Kelley Earnhardt told the show producers.
The Discovery network wanted the wives to amp up the drama. Even if that meant that the show wouldn’t be genuine.
In the end, the show was filmed but it never went to air.
For this new version of the show on CMT, the NASCAR Digital Media team are not involved. Thus, the name ‘Racing Wives’.
You can watch the Racing Wives preview clip below.