Shelby Blackstock Biography
|Date of Birth:||1990 , February-23|
|Age:||29 years old|
|Birth Nation:||United States of America|
|Height:||5 Feet 10 Inch|
|Birth Name||Shelby Steven McEntire-Blackstock|
|Net Worth||$8 million|
|Sisters||Chassidy Celeste Blackstock|
Racing driver Shelby Steven McEntire-Blackstock is of American nationality and has been known for his exceptionally successful driving career. He is the son of country music singer Reba McEntire and Narvel Blackstock. He made his professional debut driving a Ford Mustang in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. He also finished fifth in the 2011 Skip Barber National Championship.
Early Life Of Shelby Blackstock
Shelby Blackstock was born on 23 February 1990, in Nashville, Tennessee. He was born to mother Reba McEntire and father Narvel Blackstock. He has an older half-brother, Brandon Blackstock is married to singer Kelly Clarkson. He also has two older half-sisters; Shawana and Chassidy. His parents divorced in 2015 after twenty-six years of marriage.
He developed a passion for racing during his early days. He later dropped out from Bob Bondurant race school to pursue a full-time career in racing.
Shelby Blackstock's Career
Shelby started his driving career when he was just in college. He went to the Bob Bondurant race school and decided to pursue a career in driving after dropping out of college. He appeared first in the Skip Barber competition on 2010 as well as on 2011.
His professional debut as a driver started on 2011 as he made his debut by driving a Ford Mustang in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. He appeared next in the Skip Barber National Championship on the year 2011 whereby he became fifth.
After this, he moved into the U.S. F2000 National Championship on the year 2012 and then appeared in the Road America. Here he finished off in the eighth position and moved up with his partner Andretti Autosport into the Pro Mazda Championship on the year 2013.
He finished in the third position and captured a win at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. He became first among six finished in 16 races. With Andretti, he continued with the Pro Mazda. The pair, however, fell into the fourth position in points.
However, Shelby was able to capture six finishes in the podium. He, however, did not win. As of 2015, in the Indy Lights series, Shelby has signed up to race for Andretti Autosport. The career history of this exceptionally talented person and his wins in the racing arena has been widely talked about by the press and the media.
Shelby Blackstock's Net Worth And Salary
Shelby Blackstock has managed to earn a net worth of a whopping $8 million due to his racing credits but his salary is not known. According to a source, racing drivers earn anywhere from $5000 to $700 per race, mostly through sponsorship.
Competitive and experienced drivers earn over $100K from each race. If they compete in a high-end championship, they make $1 million from each race. Considering this, racing drivers earn over $1 million annually.
Started his racing career in his college days, Shelby Blackstock made his first significant appearances in Skip Barber competition in 2010 and 2011. He made his professional debut driving a Ford Mustang in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge.
He finished eighth in points with a best finish of fourth at Road America. He moved up with Andretti Autosport to the Pro Mazda Championship in 2013, finishing third in points and capturing a win at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park among six podium finishes in 16 races.
Shelby Blackstock's Personal Life
Shelby Blackstock is an unmarried man. He is dating Esthetician Marissa Branch for a long time. He rarely speaks about his girlfriend in the media but he clearly shows through his Instagram.
His Instagram is filled with special moments he spends with her. She also posts her lavishes romance on her Instagram.
She graduated from her Esthetics studies in 2017. The couple celebrated their second dating anniversary in May 2018. He is also close to her mother Reba McEntire. She has been supporting him for a long time. He has attended numerous awards ceremonies with her mother.
In 2011, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and that time also he companied her. That was the greatest achievement for his mother.
He also wishes on her birthday each year. He shares a picture of himself and his mother on her each birthday on his Instagram. Blackstock also enjoys his spare time with his mother and girlfriend.
Shelby has had a hugely successful career in terms of racing the details related to his racing details have been talked about by people widely on the news tabloids. However, his personal life has not been as much talked about as his career is. It seems that he has never had any girlfriend who is a celebrated figure.
Even if he has a girlfriend, he is doing a good job of hiding his affair from the general public properly. He has also never been known to have married. Shelby seems to be focusing more on his career and will be even more successful as time comes. He has a height of 5 feet and 10 inches and an amiable personality which appeals to his fans.