Nowadays, there are a number of ways to get a in-depth look at the lives of NASCAR drivers. You have the NASCAR races themselves, pre and post-race interviews, a number of different podcasts and radio shows, the drivers’ social media accounts. The list goes on and on.
Come early 2019, there will be yet another way to peer into the world of NASCAR, albeit from a much different perspective, courtesy of a new docuseries called Racing Wives that will air on CMT.
Sisters-in-law Ashley and Samantha Busch, married to world-famous driver Kurt and Kyle Busch, will star alongside Whitney Ward Dillon, a former cheerleader now married to Daytona 500 winner Austin Dillon. Mariel Lane, Whitney’s BFF and cheerleader ride-or-die, will star in the series as well. Also featured is Amber Balcaen, an aspiring NASCAR driver new to the racing community who left everything, including her boyfriend, back home in Canada to chase her dreams.
The glittering shores and mansions of Lake Norman, North Carolina may never be the same.
While an actual premiere date for the show has not yet been announced, the eight-episode, unscripted series will primarily offer a behind-the-scenes look at what several of the wives of NASCAR’s finest go through during a typical season.
It will be interesting to see exactly what sort of direction Racing Wives will go in and what the on-camera relationships are like. Do Ashley and Samantha Busch get along? Will we see a sibling rivalry between Kurt and Kyle Busch? Will Amber Balcaen have what it takes to really make it as a NASCAR driver?
I guess you’ll have to tune in next year to find out.