Ray Evernham married his former driver, Erin Crocker, in Las Vegas last week.
Evernham is 52, Crocker is 28.
Evernham won three Cup championships (1995, ’97, ’98) while serving as crew chief for driver Jeff Gordon at Hendrick Motorsports. He left Hendrick prior to the 2001 season to become a team owner, working with Dodge officials when the automaker made its return to NASCAR’s Cup series.
Crocker began her NASCAR career as a development driver for Evernham. She made 10 starts in what is now the Nationwide Series and 29 in the Camping World Truck Series between 2005 and 2008.
Evernham eventually gained a divorce from his wife, and now works for ESPN, after selling the majority of his interest in the team to George Gillett Jr. in 2007.
Evernham’s infatuation with Crocker caused lots of talk in the NASCAR garage, and even led one of his drivers, Jeremy Mayfield, to say, “We hardly ever see our boss. He spends more time around his girlfriend’s team than he does ours.”
Top 15 Sprint Cup Chase contenders with two to go: 1. Stewart-3,564, 2. Johnson-3,344, 3. J. Gordon-3,310, 4. Hamlin-3,141, 5. Edwards-3,110, 6. Kurt Busch-3,103, 7. Newman-2,995, 8. Biffle-2,986, 9. Montoya-2,975, 10. Martin-2,971, 11. Kahne-2,963, 12. Kenseth-2,945, 13. Kyle Busch-2,911, 14. Vickers-2,906, 15. Bowyer-2,833.
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