Fast cars, street races and exciting action await you. Street Outlaws: Memphis fans know everything about JJ Da Boss, or at least they think they do. But how much do they really know about the leader of the pack? We set out to find out more about the infamous private television personality, and some of the results might surprise you. Here are ten things you didn't know about JJ Da Boss.
1. In the blood
Some people become interested in careers as young adults; for others, it's been a part of their being from day one. Johnathan Day belongs to the latter category. When he was a boy, his mother took him to see his father run. Both his father and his Uncle Wayne were runners, and that first contact became a lifelong love and obsession for JJ da Boss.
2. Charged with attempted murder?
In 2018, there was an "incident" with another road racer and his wife. The couple, Chad and Genny Larkin, were injured in an altercation with Day and several other members of his racing family. According to Larkin's attorney, who has filed a federal lawsuit on his behalf, Discovery Channel producers encouraged those in attendance to call each other names and get into the heads of the other racers. The result of this trash talk was a physical assault in which Chad, fearing for his life, suffered a torn meniscus, torn hamstring, torn femur and other injuries. Genny was also injured and JJ was subsequently arrested and released on $30,000 bail.
3. Tricia 'Nana'
Despite fans' theories that Cooper is JJ's mistress, he is actually a happily married man. He and Tricia "Midget" Day have been together for years. They grew up in the same small town and both love running, among other shared hobbies. Friends and relatives report that they courted for a long time and were together for many years before they married. We don't know when they got married, but it was more than a decade ago.
4. Big family
JJ da Boss and Tricia have a big racing family, but that's just the beginning. They also have a big family at home. The couple has eleven children together and five grandchildren. Tricia is not the mother of the eleven children, but we don't know who the other mothers are. In fact, according to all reports, only four of the children are Tricia's.
5. Eight years later
The mother drama is not the only skeleton in JJ's closet. He has revealed that he was in prison for eight years and one month, but no one seems to know where or why. We have not found any information to confirm or deny the fact that he was in prison. If there is a criminal record or police photographs, we simply have not discovered them. The discoveries suggest that more may come to light about JJ's past, but that remains to be seen. What we do know is that his time behind bars has made him smarter about life in general, and more motivated to run a legitimate business.
6. Don't get personal
When it comes to racing, cars and hobbies, JJ Da Boss seems to be a completely open book. However, when someone asks him about his past and personal life, the star remains silent. He is a very private person when it comes to what happens off screen. We can respect the right of celebrities to have some distance between their front door and the cameras they see all day long.
7. What about JJ da Boss net worth?
How do you calculate the net worth of someone who bets their personal money every day? The only and obvious answer is that you can't. Best estimates are that JJ is worth at least $1 million, but we think that may be an understatement. You have your program salary, your professional income, your cars, your house, and your business assets. Unless you lose a lot more bets than you look like, you probably have a net worth of over a million, even with all the kids.
8. Total loss
In 2017, JJ da Boss was involved in a car accident that may have killed him. After a long night of racing, he was driving home in his truck, towing his other two vehicles, when he briefly fell asleep at the wheel. He crashed into a concrete barrier, and the two vehicles he was towing rolled into a ditch, totaling both cars. His truck was a wreck and his right arm broken, but he survived the accident on foot. Fortunately, he is left-handed, and he and all three vehicles were recovered or repaired. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Johnathan Day was born on August 10, 1973, in Memphis, Tennessee. His family moved when he was very young and he grew up in a small town in Arkansas, but he remained a Memphis boy at heart and inevitably returned to his hometown. Little is known about his family except that his father was a car dealer, he is an only child, and his mother is a Pentecostal.
10. Early start
Having grown up loving racing, JJ got an early start. When I was ten years old, I raced with other kids on dirt roads. He wasn't much older than that when he started looking for money because he came from a low-income family. He has always been an outlaw at heart, and although his time in prison has tempered his criminal tendencies and set him on the path to running his own business buying and fixing up old cars, he is still a country boy who races off the beaten path and obeys the law.
JJ and his Memphis Outlaws are some of the most popular racers we see. The "reality" of the show may be mostly portrayed, but the way they come together as a team and family is undoubtedly genuine. What surprised you most about getting to know JJ Da Boss? Do you know an interesting detail about JJ that we missed? Let us know in the comments.