Real Housewives Of NASCAR? TV Show In The Works

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Twitter/Ashley Busch, Twitter/Whitney Dillon, Instagram/Samantha Busch

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Five of the women behind some of the most famous drivers in the sport are set to appear in a brand new reality television show – if it gets the green light from the network, according to Sports Business Journal.

First reported by Adam Stern, the news of this “Real Housewives” style reality program surfaced on Twitter. In partnership with CMT, this show is in the early stages of development and would not actually be supported by NASCAR.

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Stern says that the group involved in the pilot are Ashley Busch, Samantha Busch, Whitney Dillon, Jordan Fish, and Mariel Lane. Their NASCAR driver husbands/partners are Kurt Busch, Kyle Busch, Austin Dillon, Denny Hamlin, and Paul Swan, respectively.

Back in 2010, NASCAR and TLC had teamed up on a similar reality series titled “NASCAR Wives,” but it failed to take off after the network already ordered eight episodes. When the project was suddenly canceled, Fox News reported that it was due to the lack of compelling characters – which were described as “high drama and high conflict.”

 

No further news has surfaced about the viability of a television show like this, and from previous efforts, there may have to be a certain degree of drama and conflict to keep viewers interested.

CMT is known for branching out and trying new types of content on its network. Just over a year ago, they rescued Nashville from certain doom after ABC canceled it unexpectedly.

How many of you would watch a television show like this? Check out the older clip below of a mini-documentary on NASCAR wives and tell us your thoughts in the comments.

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