There was a time when the wife of a NASCAR driver was left to sit on their perch in the pit, serving as their husband’s cheerleader on the track and caregiver back at home. These days, however, NASCAR wives are a group of strong women who not only are a vital part of their hubby’s overall storylines, but also work far away from the track as mothers, business owners and social media influencers.

Many also take on the task of defending their husbands on those sometimes nasty and hurtful socials. That group sometimes includes Brad Keselowski’s wife, Paige Keselowski, but she has set boundaries on how much negativity she’s willing to filter though, and has a method to combat it.

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“If you say something mean to me, if you say something to me about Brad, you have free right to say that,” Paige explained in a recent interview. “But whatever you want to say and you believe, I have just as much right to not want to read it. And I don’t. I don’t want my social media filled with negativity or mean remarks about my family, because that’s not fair to me, and so I’ll just block you.”

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In fact, the haters has been the subject of many a conversation in the Keselowski household, as the couple continues to discuss how much they should share about their life away from the track, including whether or not to make their family’s Instagram page public.

“I don’t want to have to deal with the negativity, because that gets to wear on you,” Paige explained. “It’s like, come on. It just gets depressing at times, and you’re like, ‘Geez, is there nothing else in your life that you’re grateful for and you have to be negative towards someone else?'”

A wife of a NASCAR superstar speaks out about how she handles the haters Photo by Jerry Markland/Getty Images
Tricia Despres is the contributing editor for Rare Country, based out of Chicago, Illinois. Join the conversation on Twitter at @RareCountry. We would love to see y’all there.
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