Shelby Blackstock is an American racing car driver. He is piloting the #51 Belardi Auto Racing Indy Lights in the Mazda Road to Indy for Indycar. Shelby is also a son of country music singer Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock. He is a well known racing driver who has even raced on the famous 24h Nurburgring.
Shelby Blackstock was born on February 23, 1990. At the time of writing this article, Shelby is 27 years old.
Shelby Blackstock Partner and Family
Shelby was born in Nashville, Tennessee. He is a son of a popular country music singer Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock. Although they are now divorced, their relationship lasted for two decades and was filled with love. However something went wrong, and they are now separated. Shelby is not an only child. Shelby Blackstock has an older half-brother Brandon Blackstock who is married to a singer Kelly Clarkson, and two older half-sisters, Shawna and Chassidy.
Shelby Blackstock’s parents used to work together, back in 1980. Narvel was the steel guitar player in Reba’s band. Since their business arrangement became a friendship, friendship turned to love and they got married in 1989. The couple organized their wedding on a boat, as a private ceremony in Lake Tahoe.
Narvel already had three children, Chassidy, Shawna, and Brandon. They are from his previous relationship. In 1990, they all welcomed another newcomer, Shelby.
Unfortunately, Shelby’s parents got divorced after 26 years of lovely marriage. Reba, Shelby’s mother, talked about that in her numerous interviews. She was against the divorce and wanted to save the marriage at every cost, but in the, she failed. However, that hasn’t changed her mind about her step-children. She loves them as if they are her own.
Shelby Blackstock Girlfriend
Shelby, on the other hand, doesn’t like to talk about his private life. The only thing we have been able to find out is that his girlfriend is Marissa Branch (Marissa Rachelle) from Indianapolis. They have been together since May 14, 2016. As we could find out through their social accounts (Facebook, and Instagram) the couple is very happy. The fact that their relationship hasn’t been mentioned in any news outlet or any website, says it all.
Marissa currently works as an esthetician. However, she was also a model and a member of a well-known modeling community Model Mayhem.
She has just graduated at the Aveda Institutes as the best in her class and became a licensed beautician.
Shelby Blackstock Education and Career
Shelby started his career while he was in college. He went to the Bob Bondurant race school and immediately after dropping out of a college. Therefore, Shelby Blackstock decided to pursue the career of a racing driver. The first competition he has been participating in was the Skip Baber’s competition in 2010 and 2011. However, that was the very beginning, an amateur competition. His first professional engagement was in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
He drove a Ford Mustang. During the next year, he again tried his luck on the Barber Competition and finished fifth. Next, he tried himself in the United States F2000 National Championship and the Road America. He finished eighth and partnered with Andretti Auto Sport and Pro Mazda Championship for the year 2013. With that partnership, he successfully finished third at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.
Unfortunately, Shelby’s statistics are not that good. Although he has finished a total of 48 races in the last 3 years, he has had 0 wins. However, he did stand 2 times on the podium. In fact, he has a lot to learn. The only win he has had was in 2013 at Pro Mazda Championship.
Away from the racing track, Shelby Blackstock enjoys rock climbing, working out, golf, working on street racing cars, etc. His main goal is to become a successful racing driver and to become an Indianapolis 500 winner/ IndyCar champion. His racing heroes are Ayrton Senna, Dan Wheldon, Sebastian Vettel, and Kimi Raikkonen.
He is currently ranked as the 9th on the Indy Car Ranking Table.
Shelby Blackstock Net Worth
Although we haven’t been able to find Shelby Blackstock’s current salary, his official net worth is over $8 Million.
Is Shelby Blackstock Gay?
Although there weren’t many details about his love life until recently (thanks to social networks), there has never been any doubt about his sexuality. Shelby is not gay. Moreover, he has a beautiful girlfriend, and it seems like they are the happiest couple on Earth.
Shelby Blackstock Ethnicity
Shelby is a citizen of the United States and he is white. We couldn’t find any more details about his ancestry.
|Born:||February 23 1990|
|Net Worth:||$ 8 million|
|Height:||5 Feet 10 Inches|