Amber Balcaen is a third-generation race car driver from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Amber has utilized her racing platform to become one of motorsport's largest female influencers, inspiring and motivating people around the world to pursue their dreams, break stereotypes and have a positive impact on society. In addition to driving race cars, Amber is an active motivational speaker, delivering keynotes across North America. She is also the president of her own company, Amber Balcaen Racing Inc. (ABR). Amber is known as an underdog, having grown up racing on the dirt tracks of Manitoba and overcoming adversity to join the professional ranks.
Competitive polo player and entrepreneur Ashley Busch has accomplished a lot at her age. She is a dedicated equestrian who began riding at age five and, six years later, found her love for polo. She was named a global brand ambassador for the U.S. Polo Association in 2017.
Ashley has made a name for herself as a fierce competitor. She played in renowned tournaments across the world from New York to Argentina, from Chile to England and Florida and more. She brought her teams to victory in tournaments like the Port Mayaca 14-Goal with Carlos Gracida Sr. (the longest reigning, highest rated polo player in the world at the time) and the International Polo Club 12-Goal (which she played with her father Beau Van Metre). During the Hobe Sound 8-Goal tournaments, Ashley and the Altair Polo team made it through the season undefeated. She competed as a member of the 2011 U.S. Eastern Circuit Polo team and also participated in the 2018 Sentebale ISPS Handa Polo Cup.
Ashley added another project to her plate, turning one of her passions, swimwear, into a business by creating her own line. Her "beachy chic" brand Monarch Reign features swimwear and will expand to other apparel. Ten percent of the proceeds will be donated to various organizations that support clean water initiatives.
While Ashley stays busy with competing and working on her swimwear, she still makes time to give back. Some of her philanthropic ventures include hosting polo exhibitions like the Van Metre Polo Club benefiting Capital Caring Hospice and other foundations including the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children; Polo for a Purpose, benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society; and the Van Metre 5 Mile Run, benefiting the Children's National Health System.
Ashley splits her time between Wellington, FL, and Mooresville, NC, with her husband, racing champion Kurt Busch.
Mariel Swan is from Memphis, TN. She is married to Paul Swan, the front tire carrier for Austin Dillon's racing team. Mariel was also a victory lane model. She graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a major in Public Relations and Business Communications with a minor in ballet. Mariel is former Miss TN United States, Miss Teen TN United States, and Miss TN World America and was a former NFL cheerleader for four seasons with the Tennessee Titans. She is the co-owner of The BFF Blog and Shop the WM jewelry company with her best friend Whitney Dillon.
Samantha Busch is a wife, mother, owner of the online store Murph Boutique, IVF advocate as co-founder of the Samantha and Kyle Busch Bundle of Joy Fund, lifestyle blogger at SamanthaBusch.com and co-owner of the professional stock car racing team Kyle Busch Motorsports. A modern-day "boss babe," Samantha is driven to empower women of all ages and backgrounds to live their best lives with confidence and poise.
Whitney Dillon is from Soddy-Daisy, TN. She has a BA in Communications with a minor in Promotions. Whitney was the captain of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga cheerleading team and is a former NFL cheerleader for four years. She has been onstage with Florida Georgia Line and at the CMT Music Awards. Whitney has been seen all over the world and was named "most dedicated" and "best overall physique" at the 2014 Tennessee Titans Christmas party. She's a former Monster Energy Girl. Whitney also runs a lifestyle blog called The BFF Blog with her best friend Mariel Lane. She is co-owner of the jewelry company Shop the WM. Whitney and Mariel also support women through their women's movement called Girls Tour. Last but not least, Whitney is married to driver Austin Dillon.