The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing or NASCAR is an American family-owned and operated business enterprise that permits and oversees multiple auto racing sports events. Bill France Sr. founded the company in 1948 and his grandson Brian France became CEO in 2003.
NASCAR is actually second to the National Football League among professional sports franchises in terms of TV viewers and fans in the United States and nternationally, its races are aired on TV in over 150 countries.
But being a NASCAR driver is obviously one of the most dangerous jobs in the world of sports. That is why it’s no surprise that these drivers earn top dollars and choose to unwind in the finest mansions that money can buy. Let’s take a look at some of the Amazing Homes Of NASCAR Drivers.
12. Tony Stewart
So earning over $120 million as a NASCAR driver for this guy isn’t impossible. Tony Stewart’s custom built log home in his hometown of Columbus, Indiana sits on 414 acres of land. The construction of his dream home took two years to complete.
The 15,756 square foot cabin has 6 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, and 10 parking spaces. Besides the race cars hanging from the walls, Stewart’s home also has a 1,600 square foot aquarium, a two-lane bowling alley, and an entertainment room with more TV’s than Walmart! Now that’s what you call a dream home.
11. Jimmie Johnson
Jimmie Johnson is a seven-time champion in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and currently drives the No. 48 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports. He is also the first and only driver in NASCAR history to win five back-to-back championships.
Jimmie Johnson shelled out $14.25 million for a 3,234 square foot apartment in one of the most exclusive areas in New York City back in 2013. It may not be as big as the other homes of the NASCAR drivers on our list but the location is everything. It’s not cheap to live in the Big Apple.
He already owned a unit in this pricey building but wanted to upgrade to a bigger unit. So just imagine the price tag on that one. But with an impressive career like his, there’s plenty more where that came from.
10. Rusty Wallace
Rusty Wallace is a retired American racing driver and a former NASCAR Winston Cup Champion. He is considered as one of the racing’s most well-known and charismatic personalities and is a member of four of stock car racing’s major halls of fame.
After a legendary career, the hall of famer decided to retire in 2005. Since retiring, Wallace has spent time as a broadcaster, and of course, hanging out in his impressive property in the suburbs of Charlotte, NC. Purchased for $2.75M back in 2010, Rusty’s waterfront home features 6,474 square feet on the inside with a backyard features like a custom built swimming pool and access to his own personal dock when he wants to take his boats or jet-skis out for a spin. Not a bad way to spend your retirement!
9. Dale Earnhardt Jr.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. came from a family of race car drivers. He is the son of NASCAR Hall of Fame member Dale Earnhardt Sr and the grandson of both NASCAR driver Ralph Earnhardt and stock car producer Robert Gee.
His success at Daytona International Speedway earned him the nickname “Pied Piper” of Daytona. He has also won the Most Popular Driver Award fourteen times consecutively. Dale currently drives the No. 88 Chevrolet SS in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports and drives the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro for his own team, JR Motorsports.
Wth an estimated net worth of over $300 million living a lavish lifestyle isn’t impossible for this guy. His home in Mooresville, NC sits on 200 acres of land and scattered throughout his estate are more than 50 old race cars, a custom go-kart track, an Olympic-sized pool, a golf course, and other luxuries we can never afford.
8. Joey Logano
He made NASCAR history in 2008, becoming the youngest driver to ever win a Nationwide Series race at 18 years old. Then at the age of 20, Logano used some of his earnings from his success on the track to buy this beautiful home in Huntersville, North Carolina. The home is 3,715 square feet and sits on 3 acres. While it might not be as lavish as some of the other mega mansions on this list, it does feature an Olympic-sized swimming pool, a home theater, and a custom built wet bar for relaxing during the offseason.
7. Kurt Busch
Kurt Busch currently, drives the No. 41 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and was the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion. He was the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Series champion.
Fresh off his victory at the Daytona 500, Kurt Busch has a lot to celebrate. But even before his big win at Daytona, he was already living a pretty sweet lifestyle. In 2013, NASCAR veteran Kurt Busch paid $3.29 million for this home in Mooresville, NC boasting over 10,000 square feet in living space. His home includes 4 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms, and an infinity pool that extends into the lake behind his home. He is the older brother of 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Kyle Busch, who’s next on our list.
6. Kyle Busch
Kyle Busch currently drives the No. 18 Toyota Camry in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the No. 18 Camry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for Joe Gibbs Racing. He also owns Kyle Busch Motorsports, which runs multiple trucks in the Camping World Truck Series.
He may be young but he holds a long list of wins throughout his career. More impressive than his brother, I should say.
In 2012, Kyle spent $7.5 million for this stunning mansion on Lake Norman. His breathtaking mansion includes more than 13,000 square feet of living space and has its own boat dock, a swimming pool with a swim-up bar, and an outdoor kitchen and gazebo. This exclusive mega mansion also has multiple floor-to-ceiling stone fireplaces. This mega mansion took almost three years to build!
5. Jeff Gordon
Jeff Gordon’s impressive career gave him over $150 million in NASCAR earnings, not including endorsements! Although he is no longer on the track, he still earns a decent amount as an announcer for Fox NASCAR. Aside from his home in Charlotte, Gordon has a in New York City worth $25 million, in Colorado $10.5 million, and Florida.
According to his wife Ingrid, Gordon only keeps a few trophies throughout the house as he prefers to take a break from racing when he’s home with his family. Fun fact about Gordon, he’s a really good break-dancer and used to dance in competitions.
4. Kevin Harvick
Kevin Harvick, currently drives full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 4 Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing and part-time in the Xfinity Series, driving the No. 41 Ford Mustang for SHR.
In 2014, Kevin Harvick listed his 12,000 square foot estate for $3.5 million located in Charlotte, N.C. The mansion boasts of 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and a garden the size of a small race track! Harvick’s North Carolina mansion is a long way from his hometown of Bakersfield, California but with over $110 million in NASCAR earnings, it’s not impossible for him to built another mansion in his hometown.
3. Matt Kenseth
Matt Kenseth currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 20 Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Unlike other NASCAR drivers, Matt Kenseth is actually looking to leave Mooresville, NC. Kenseth listed his Lake Norman property for $2.8 million. The 7,300 square foot mansion has 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and a massive second-floor terrace that overlooks Lake Norman and a private pier. Aside from his endorsements, Kenseth has already racked up more than $115 million in NASCAR prize money. So another mansion is no problem for him.
2. Kasey Kahne
Kasey Kahne currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 5 Chevrolet SS for Hendrick Motorsports, and part-time in the Xfinity Series, driving the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro for JR Motorsports.
Kasey Kahne joins fellow drivers who call Mooresville home. Kasey’s Mooresville mansion has more than 5,000 square feet in living space and includes 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, and a custom fitness center. But Kasey’s favorite room is his massive home office which includes some pretty exclusive memorabilia. An autographed hat given to him by racing legend Richard Petty and an autographed skateboard he received as a gift from Olympic gold medalist Shaun White. There are some things that money can’t buy.
1. David Gilliland
David Gilliland currently competes part-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 35 Ford Fusion for Front Row Motorsports.
Gilliland’s gigantic estate near Mooresville, NC is absolutely breathtaking. Built in 1810, the house itself is over 5,000 square feet in size, and sits on 66 acres. Aside from the luxurious bedrooms and bathrooms, Gilliland’s pad features some insane amenities, including a stocked fishing pond, a helipad, and a nine-hole golf course. It’s the best place to chill after a long day at work, isn’t it?
We could only imagine living in the mansions on the list. Of course, we could never afford such luxuries so all we can do is admire these drivers call home.
With a hefty paycheck and tons of endorsements, even this dangerous sport is glamorous. These NASCAR drivers could choose to retire anytime and still have plenty to live a luxurious lifestly.