There were rumors that Coles was a “pit lizard” on the prowl for a driver boyfriend, and she was apparently seen in a 2001 show on MTV called True Life: I’m a Race Car Driver running around the pits expressing her desire to land a driver.Coles is currently a pre-school teacher in Houston, Texas.Late season struggles had pundits wondering about a flash in the pan, but steady success—and that elusive first win—has calmed the storm in 2005. Kahne's manager Lisa Cannon confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday that Kahne, 35, is expecting his first child with girlfriend Sam Sheets on Oct. Brad Keselowski recently welcomed a girl with girlfriend Paige White and Kyle Busch's wife, Samantha, gave birth to a boy named Brexton.In 2004, Junior had what was perhaps his most public, if short-lived, relationship, when he began dating 19-year-old Kortnie Coles while being followed by a reality television crew for the FX show NASCAR Drivers: 360.
Junior met the beautiful and buxom Coles at Texas Motor Speedway in April, and was shown checking her out as she waited outside his hauler for his autograph. The two were filmed together the following week at Martinsville Speedway, but the relationship ended shortly thereafter.A regular in television and print commercials, the 31-year-old Lanistassi is a native of Millbrook, New York who currently lives in New York City with her son from a previous marriage to a former NASCAR sponsor executive.She was first spotted with Junior at a June 2004 race in Dover, and was believed to be spotted again during Speedweeks in Daytona in 2006, though she has also been linked to Adrian Grenier, star of HBO’s Entourage. Teresa has never dated hockey player, Zach Parise, nor have they ever met.Also recently, there was an article stating that Dale and Kelly Clarkson were being hooked up. Junior has been linked with Emily Maynard, 21, the girlfriend of the late Ricky Hendrick.Hendrick, the son of NASCAR team-owner Rick Hendrick, was killed with nine others in a plane crash in route to a race at Martinsville Speedway in 2004.In the fall of 2005, Junior was spotted with Emily Whitaker, 23, the ex-girlfriend of Shane Hmiel, a close friend of Junior’s and a former NASCAR driver, who was suspended indefinitely after his second drug offense.