Elizabeth Franks, better known as “Buffy Waltrip,” got a divorce from Michael Waltrip in 2010. They had been together for 17 years. Michael Waltrip is a professional race car driver, an author, and a commentator on racing. He is also a co-owner of Michael Waltrip Racing.
Elizabeth Buffy Franks met Michael Waltrip in August 1992. The two people got married on November 27, 1993, and now they have a daughter. After the divorce, Buffy got to keep the daughter. During the time she was married, Buffy owned Nascar race car #55, which Michael Waltrip drove.
In 2008, when Buffy stopped coming to the racing shop, rumours started going around that the couple was getting a divorce. They didn’t go out in public and put their house on the market. In 2010, the couple made it official that they were getting a divorce.
The exact reason for the divorce is not known, but Michael Waltrip has said that his mentor Dale Earnhardt’s death in a racing accident at the 2001 Daytona 500, where Waltrip was a driver, played a role. In his book “In the Blink of an Eye: Dale, Daytona, and the Day that Changed Everything,” he talks about the event and says he never dealt with it or went to therapy. As of July 2015, Adam Hawthorne is married to Buffy.