Chandler Smith, an American-born NASCAR driver in his early 20s, is already a father of kid with his wife Kenzie Grams. The two raise their son Chandler Jr. together & are now expecting a second child.
Smith competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series & drives the No.16 Chevrolet Camaro.
Associated with Kaulig Racing, he also competes part-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, where he drives the No.13 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
The racing bug bit him when he was young & at the age of 11, in 2013, he was already the Bandoleros National champion. Smith has never looked back since then.
Moreover, he was the youngest driver to compete in the Fairgrounds Speedway when he participated in the tournament in 2015.
In 2019, another American stock car racing company Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM), announced Chandler would debut in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series.
After driving as a part-timer for almost two years, the KBM promoted him to full-time driver in 2021. His highest achievement in the truck series was reaching the playoffs in the 2022 season.
However, the young talent has already proved himself, winning major competitions, including Snowball Derby in 2021 and SpeedFest 200 in 2018.
Chandler Smith Wife: Kenzie Grams
Born and brought up in Jasper, Georgia, Chandler Smith’s wife, Kenzie, is the daughter of Jacquelyn Shell and David K. Grams. However, her mom and dad later divorced.
Besides, nothing much is known about her family life.
While she grew up in Jasper, Chandler was from a nearby town named Talking Rock in Georgia. Although they lived nearby, it was only in high school that their paths crossed.
Smith and Grams attended Pickens High School in Jasper, where they graduated in 2020. Though Chandler was a year older, they were in the same class.
According to Grams’ social media post, she fell in love with him at first sight and knew that it was him she was going to marry. It was his blue eyes that caught her attention the most.
However, she had never thought that they would be ready to marry so soon as it happened.
Marriage And Children
Everything happened so quickly for the couple. Only a year after dating, it was on New Year’s Day in 2021, Chandler proposed to Grams.
The duo then married in July 2021 in attendance of their close ones in Georgia.
On February 4, 2022, Chandler and Kenzie announced they were expecting their first child through their social media handle. They welcomed their first son Chandler Jr. on August 4, 2022.
On May 12, 2023, Smith announced that Kenzie was pregnant with their second son through a post on his Instagram. Their son is expected to be born in November this year.
Even though Chandler and Kenzie are young parents, they say they can raise their son well.
With Chandler’s good income and their family members’ support, Chandler Jr. is cared for very well.
Parents Of The NASCAR Driver Chandler Smith
Chandler Smith was born on June 26, 2002, to Mike and Tammy Smith, in Georgia, United States.
As Smith’s dad worked at a motor company in Georgia, his fascination with cars grew since childhood.
His dad, Mike, remembers that his son wanted to sit in the cockpit of high-powered stock cars when he had just gotten a learner’s permit before high school.
Mike was with his son everywhere he went to compete from an early age.
Meanwhile, Chandler’s mother, Tammy, is a housewife. She graduated high school from Pickens County High School in 1982, the same school her son graduated from in 2020.