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Kye Kelley: Facts About Drag Racer: Who is His Wife?



Kye Kelley is one of the most popular drag racers and also a TV personality. He also gained media attention after appearing in the racing reality TV show named “Street Outlaws: New Orleans.” What’s more, Kelley set a new record for winning a race against the 14-time world champion racer Mike Murillo.

Besides his professional life, Kye was in a marital relationship with his ex-wife Alisa Mote for years. However, their love life wasn’t a smooth ride, and eventually, they parted ways. So, what’s the current relationship status of Kye Kelley? New wife or still single?

Here in this article, explore everything about Kye’s life be it professional or personal. Let’s begin!

What is Kye Kelley’s Age? His Parents and Siblings

Kye Kelley was born on May 18, 1985, in Magnolia, Mississippi, USA to Kyle Kelley I (father) and Tammy Kelley (mother). As of 2022, the drag racer is 37 years old. Kye shares a younger sister named Lacey Howell. His sister completed her studies at Southwest Mississippi Community College in 2017, and at that time, Lacey was already married to Jay Howell.

On 27th April 2017, while congratulating his sister for completing college, Kelley also left a short message for his family. The caption reads,

Just want to say congratulations to my baby sister for completing college while being a full time mommy and taking care of me and her husband jay, I always said no one would ever be good enough for her but she found an ole boy I like pretty good Haha. I’ve seen times where the baby wouldn’t sleep and she stayed up all night and still went to school!!

Kye in his early days

As per sources, the drag racer spent most of his childhood only with his sister and mom while his dad wasn’t by their side during his early days. He was an alcohol/drug addict. Despite being away from their fatherly love, Kye once said his mother held them in a direction to success.

Kye Kelley with his family
Kye alongside his mother Tammy Kelley, sister Lacey Howell, and brother-in-law Jay Howell

Besides, Kye belongs to the white ethnicity and he holds American citizenship.


Kye Kelley went to South Pike Senior High School, in Magnolia, Mississippi. He completed high school with a 3.83 average with a partial scholarship for his college studies.

However, after that, he never continued his studies as he was unable to pay his college fees.

Kye Kelley Started His Car Racing Career When He Was Just 15

As said above, he left pursuing his education after high school. And Kye Kelley then began working to make some money for his family. At the age of 13, he had a couple of odds jobs including milking cows for Wayne Jacobsen and bagging groceries. His main motive was to save money and to become a race car driver.

When he turned 15, he bought his first car from Boyd with the money he had been saving. But, without a license, he couldn’t become one. He again began doing odd jobs. At the time, Kelley joined an oil refineries company.

Within 13 years, he became a superintendent and one of the youngest bosses in the company’s history. However, his dream wasn’t still filled. Although he had several race cars including shocker, kye was still a superintendent, not a car racer.

His Journey As A Car Racer Began Doing Street Racing

While Kye Kelley was still working at oil refineries, he also began doing street racing among his local friends. Before becoming a car racer, he tried his hand at dirt bike racing for short time and then became a car racer. Later, Kye did lots of grudge racing too. They used to bet money and compete against each other. Kye once said, “It was just a fun thing to do.”

After years of dedication, we can see where Kye is and what he has achieved in the racing world. To describe in short, he is now a Cast member of Discovery Channel’s Street Outlaws New Orleans, No Prep Kings, America’s List, and others.

In addition to that, he has also created a YouTube channel Kye Kelley Racing with over 80k subscribers. He there mainly uploads videos related to racing cars and content related to hunting, & the outdoors.

Kye Kelley’s Marriage With His Wife Alisa Mote Didn’t Go Long

Kye Kelley’s ex-wife Alisa Mote is a nurse whom he first met in the late 2000s. Later, they started dating and were in a relationship for some years. As per sources, Kye and his then-wife Alisa got engaged in March 2014.

The following year, in 2015, Kye and Alisa officially exchanged their vows. Similarly, their wedding was held in a private place and was witnessed by their family & close ones.

The former couple was in a marital relationship for a couple of years. However, in 2017, Kye and his then-wife Alisa announced they got separated. However, neither of the parties has yet to be shared the reason behind their separation.

Apparently, there are rumors that the car racer was in a relationship with fellow racer Lizzy Musi.

Kelley Shares A Child With His Wife

The drag racer has shared a daughter Kenadeigh Alexa Kelley with his ex-wife Alisa. They welcomed their daughter in March 2016. And on 24 March 2016, Kye came up with a Facebook post with the caption,

Well here she is!!!!!! 7lbs even and 19-3/4″ Kenadeigh Alexa Kelley.

Kye Kelley has already separated with his ex-wife Alisa Mote
Kye and his ex-wife Alisa during their daughter’s birth

After their divorce, the exes are now co-parenting their daughter. In fact, once in a while, Kye features his daughter on his Instagram. So, it is safe to say, their divorce hasn’t affected their daughter’s life.

Kelley Started Dating The Drag Racer Lizzy Musi: Is She His New Wife?

Soon after the divorce from his wife Alisa, Kye started dating Lizzy Musi who is also a drag racer. The couple met each other during a racing event, where Kye was a participant and a good friend of Lizzy’s father, Pat Musi. Also, her father was the one to introduce them.

Kye Kelley and his now fiance Lizzy were engaged in 2021
Kye with his girlfriend-turned-fiance Lizzy

In fact, since they have shared the same love for car racing, it didn’t take long enough for them to become friends and then boyfriend and girlfriend.

After dating for over a year, Kye made a plan to ask his girlfriend Lizzy to marry him but only if he win a no-prep kings event. Although the racer couldn’t make it to the win, Kelley won his girl’s heart and proposed to his long-time girlfriend Lizzy. And Key lather said, “I’m winning right?”

He was overwhelmed by his girlfriend and expressed his happiness even after losing the event,

“Tonight wasn’t my big win and she said yes so in my eyes i’m number one”

Check out the video given below.

But, the two are yet to marry. We hope sooner or later they will be announcing their wedding plans publicly.

His Net Worth

As a racer with several wins, Kye has earned a lot of money. He is also working for the discovery hit show “Street Outlaws” which also boosts his fortune. In fact, Kelley is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million as of 2022.


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