The No. 47 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 driver for JTG Daugherty Racing, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., has been married to Madyson Joye Goodfleisch since October 26, 2022.
The cute couple was in a long-term relationship before getting engaged in November 2021 and getting hitched the following year.
Ricky is one of the most popular names amongst motorsport lovers. He won the 2023 Daytona 500.
According to ESPN, he is just behind Joey Logano in the 2023 NASCAR Cup Series with 194 points, one win, and two top-five and three top-ten finishes as of this writing.
This article is more about his wife, Madyson, though. So let’s get going starting with some quick facts.
|Madyson Joye Goodfleisch
|March 14, 1995
|28 Years Old
|Ashville, Ohio, United States
|Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
|Lynn DeFelice Goodfleisch
|One Brother (Nickolas Goodfleisch) & One Sister (Kaylin (Goodfleisch) Forbush))
|Ricky Stenhouse Jr. (m. 2022-Present)
|Manager, Communications | Drivers Advisory Council
|Ohio State University, Ohio University
|Richard Childress Racing
|$30 Million (Her Husband’s)
|Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter
Early Life & Education
Madyson Joye Stenhouse was born Madyson Joye Goodfleisch on March 14, 1995, in North Carolina, United States, to her parents Brian Goodfleisch and her mother (whose name has not been mentioned).
She grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, alongside her two siblings, Nickolas Goodfleisch and Kaylin Goodfleisch.
Other than this, not much is known about her family or childhood. She has shared a picture of her mother on Instagram, but her name has not been mentioned.
Nevertheless, on Mother’s Day on May 8, 2022, Madyson shared pictures with her father, Brian, and his wife, Lynn DeFelice Goodfleisch, with an emotional caption and opened up about her complicated relationship with her biological mother.
In the same post, she expressed her gratitude for having a supportive “bonus” mom in Lynn, who has treated her like her own daughter.
Madyson thanked Lynn for all she has done for her over the years and ended the post by saying, “Love you!!! ❤️“.
According to her LinkedIn profile, Madyson obtained a Bachelor’s degree in communication from the Ohio State University in 2016.
She then went on to enroll at Ohio University for a Master’s program, which she completed in 2018 with a degree in Organizational Communication.
Madyson’s career took her into the world of racing around that time when she started working for the Richard Childress Racing team as a licensing and retail manager.
She joined the company in September 2018 as licensing and retail manager, a position she held for one year and three months.
In November 2019, she was promoted to partnership marketing and licensing manager, which she served for two years and one month before switching company.
Before working for Richard Childress Racing, she had worked as a merchandising assistant at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. for two years and nine months, joining in May 2014.
Madyson currently works as the Director of Partnerships for Marty Snider & Associates, a media company based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
How Did It Begin?
Before meeting Madyson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr. was in a serious relationship with Danica Patrick, a fellow NASCAR driver. The two dated from November 2012 after Danica ended her seven-year marriage with Paul Hospenthal.
Madyson and Ricky began dating sometime after his 2017 split with Patrick.
In November 2021, Stenhouse Jr. announced that he proposed to Goodfleisch.
He revealed via Tweet that he took his longtime girlfriend on a hike at the famous Cathedral Rock sandstone mountain in Sedona, Arizona, and popped the question at the summit.
“Yesterday was an amazing day, got to get some new hikes in together and now get to spend the rest of our life together. Madyson said YES!!!” he tweeted.
Madyson Joye Goodfleisch said ‘I do’ to the pro stock car racing driver Ricky Stenhouse Jr. on Wednesday, Oct 26, 2022, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Around 200 family members and friends attended the ceremony and witnessed the pair exchange vows at Runnymede, a private property situated along the Ashley River’s scenic banks.
Madyson, 27 at the time, wore a long-sleeved dress from Berta Bridal for her walk down their mirrored aisle, surrounded by flowers.
Similarly, Ricky donned a suit from The Black Tux, along with a bowtie and pocket square by Brackish.
Both of them wore Christian Louboutin shoes to complete their looks.
The wedding ceremony had a stunning “modern glam” theme, curated by Haley Kelly Events and Loluma.
It was held outdoors, surrounded by a breathtaking arrangement of magnolia trees. Michael O Films and Gideon Photo beautifully captured the special day.
Best Man, Vows & Party
Rickey’s father, Rick Stenhouse Sr., was his best man, along with six groomsmen, which included fellow NASCAR driver Kyle Larson.
Along with Larson, there were a few other members of the NASCAR contingent at the ceremony, including Todd Gilliland, Denny Hamlin, Harrison Burton, and Zane Smith, to name a few.
After delivering their self-written vows to one another, the couple was officially pronounced husband and wife by Motor Racing Outreach pastor Nick Terry.
Following a cocktail hour, Ricky and Madyson joined guests under a tent lit by ornate chandeliers for the reception, which had a black and white color theme.
Once the ceremony was completed, the couple was whisked away in a horse-drawn carriage.
The food at the event was provided by Cru Catering which included mac and cheese.
In addition to that, music served as an important piece to the day, as both consider themselves avid music lovers.
That First Dance
The pair chose to play the recorded version of country singer Austin Burke’s “Take My Life” for their first dance.
Madyson delivered the ultimate present to her father, Bryan, in the form of the Abby Anderson song “Daddy,” which she performed and recorded a custom version of with the help of Jon Randall, a well-known Nashville producer.
Interests & Hobbies
Besides professional racing, Madyson Joey, just like Stenhouse Jr., has a deep love for animals.
Together they spend a lot of time at Rciky’s Slide Job Ranch taking care of animals, including longhorns, donkeys, and more.
Similarly, Madyson is an avid music lover.
Unfortunately, there is no precise number of Madyson Goodfleisch’s net worth at the moment. However, her husband is one of the richest stock car racing drivers, with a net worth of over $30 million as of February 2024.
Ricky earns mainly through his race wins and endorsement deals.
In addition to that, he has invested millions in real estate. In 2013, he purchased a 140-acre estate in Mooresville, North Carolina.
The property’s primary mansion is just under 10,000 square feet.
In July 2022, Madyson and her husband listed the property for sale for $15.995 million.
Unknown Facts About Rickey Stenhouse Jr.
- Rickey is a fan of classic country music and Ole Miss Rebels football.
- He is a devout Baptist.
- Stenhouse competed on the show American Ninja Warrior in 2016, which first aired on June 13; he did not make it past the second obstacle.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)
How tall is Ricky Stenhouse Jr.?
Ricky stands 1.78 meters tall and weighs around 165 pounds.
Where was Ricky born?
Stenhouse was born in Memphis, Tennessee, but grew up in Olive Branch, Mississippi. He holds the distinction of being the first Mississippian driver to attempt a full-time schedule since Lake Speed in 1997.