NASCAR Wives to Show Life in the Fast Lane with New Television Series

Jen PrestonSenior Analyst IJanuary 6, 2009

With shows like Say Yes to the Dress, What Not to Wear, and Makeover Train, how on Earth could NASCAR fit in on the TLC lineup?

Shows like Army Wives and Bravo's The Real Housewives of Orange County have inspired the folks at the Learning Channel to bring America a whole new show about what it's like to be married to some of the most famous names in today's NASCAR.

Their lineup includes Delana Harvick, wife of Kevin, Kelley Earnhardt-Elledge, sister and business manager of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. and wife of Red Bull Racing crew chief Jimmy Elledge, former Craftsman Truck Series Champion Mike Skinner's wife, Angie, and Shana Mayfield, wife of 15-year NASCAR veteran Jeremy Mayfield.

"Throughout a 10 month season, the drivers' wives are the glue holding together each racing family," NASCAR spokesman Jay Abraham said. "This show provides an honest and emotional peek into their experience with out sport."

The hour long premiere of NASCAR Wives will be Saturday, Jan. 24 before the showing of the Miss America Pageant. In the springtime, the show will begin airing it's first full season, which has an undisclosed number of episodes.

According to Eileen O'Neil, president of TLC, 40 percent of NASCAR fans are female.