Justin Ashley is a 26-year-old professional racecar driver and business owner. He is currently the youngest driver competing in NHRA’s premier Top Fuel Dragster category. He also serves as President of Ashley Developers, a real estate investment organization dedicated to the rehabilitation of distressed properties.
Following the 2020 season, Justin captured the NHRA Rookie of the Year award, recognizing the top professional rookie based on performance on and off the racetrack, participation, and relationships with fans, sponsors, and media. During his rookie season, Ashley led the Top Fuel category in average reaction time and collected his first career Top Fuel win at the NHRA Summernationals in Indianapolis. In 2017, Ashley was named to Drag Illustrated’s 30 under 30 list, highlighting drag racing’s most promising young individuals on and off the racetrack.
Justin’s father, Mike Ashley – a multi-time NHRA Champion, is the team’s Chief Marketing Officer. Mike Ashley heads all media and sponsor relations, bringing big business and marketing experience to the team. Fans can engage with Justin on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter by following @thejustinashley.
Date of Birth: December 12, 1994
Hometown: Plainview, NY
Occupation: Real Estate Investor
Education: Ithaca College
Career Wins: 4
Quickest E.T.: 3.68
Fastest Speed: 325mph
Favorite Race Track: Gainesville Raceway
First NHRA Win: Gainesville 2017
Most Memorable Moment: Winning the NHRA Summernationals
First NHRA Car: 2013 M&M Top Dragster
Racing Goals: Win a World Championship
Hobbies: Jet Skiing, Football, Baseball, Basketball
Favorite Food: Pizza