Ashley Busch, wife of the NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, starred in the CMT television series Racing Wives back in 2019. Also starring NASCAR racer Kyle Busch and his wife Samantha, the show offered a glimpse into the fast-paced lifestyle of the stock car racing driver, while also showing what the wives of these drivers were doing in their own careers.

Here, we got a peak into the personal life of Ashley Busch for the first time. Let’s take a brief look into what she does when she’s not cheering on her husband on race day.

Ashley Busch Career

Born Ashley Van Metre, she started riding horses when she was just six years old in her hometown of Middleburg, Virginia. Today, she is a professional polo player in the United States Polo Association, but also loves to cruise around with Kurt in some high-powered cars. Her father, Beau Van Metre, is also a professional polo player, but Ashley has an impressive career of her own. The equestrian has won multiple polo events, including the International Polo Club 12-goaler and Port Mayaca. She’s even a brand ambassador for USPA.

Ashley also went on to start her own swimwear line named Monarch Reign. She collaborated with Enrique Sánchez, who founded La Isla, and her products are produced by Sánchez’s label. She creates all kinds of unique swimwear for women to feel comfortable and confident in. Her company has been gaining some traction, but it does include some higher-end pieces that appeals to a wealthier clientele.

Along with her swim line, Ashley also has a successful modeling career. She was affiliated with Wilhelmina Models and modeled exclusively with the famous brand Ralph Lauren.

Kurt, who drives the No. 1 race car for Chip Ganassi Racing, and Ashley definitely make for one incredible power couple. Fans of Kurt love Ashley, and they were beyond excited when the two announced that they would be getting married. Kurt popped the big question in 2015, and they had a small wedding of around 40 people. The reception, however, was a different story.


They hosted it in Palm Beach, Florida, one week after the wedding. The crowd got the show of a lifetime, with a surprise performance by Steven Tyler as the highlight. These two know how to throw a party!

Ashley Busch Net Worth

Kurt Busch’s wife Ashley has an estimated net worth of $5 million. Seeing all the stuff she has going on in her own personal career, it’s easy to see how she can be valued so high. Mix that with 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kurt Busch’s $50 million net worth, and you get an extremely comfortable lifestyle.

It’s always awesome to see what NASCAR wives are capable of in their own lives, and I don’t think that Ashley has plans of slowing down anytime soon. Although an additional season Racing Wives has not yet been confirmed, we look forward to hearing what Ashley Busch sets her sights on next.

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This post was originally published on May 20, 2020.

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