TLC will air “NASCAR Wives”

TLC is gearing up a new reality show tracking the spouses of NASCAR drivers. The cable network has ordered a docusoap series titled "NASCAR Wives," starring women with surnames familiar to racing fans. TLC will air an hour of the series as a special Jan. 24 with a lead-in from the network's most-watched annual event, the Miss America pageant. A full season, including an undisclosed number of episodes, will follow in the spring. The concept mixes racing with the "wives genre" peppering cable primetime, from Lifetime's drama "Army Wives" to Bravo's reality show "The Real Housewives of Orange County." Participants include DeLana Harvick (wife of Kevin, who has 11 career Sprint Cup Series wins), Shana Mayfield (wife of Jeremy, a 15-year Sprint Cup veteran), Kelley Earnhardt (sister of Dale Earnhardt Jr. and wife of #82 Red Bull Racing crew chief Jimmy Elledge) and Angie Skinner (wife of Mike, who competes in NASCAR's top three national series. The series is produced by NASCAR Media Group for TLC. Hollywood Reporter

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