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
Tony Stewart is former professional stock car racing driver and NASCAR team owner. He is also a four-time Sprint Cup Series champion as a driver and owner. He is the only driver in history to win a championship in both IndyCar and NASCAR.
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.