Kevin Ward Jr. Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Joan Agie
Jan 31, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Jun 23, 2022
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Kevin Ward Jr. was a race car driver.
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About Kevin Ward Jr.

Kevin Ward Jr. was born on May 23, 1994, and died on August 9, 2014.

Kevin was born in Rome, New York, USA. Kevin Ward Jr.'s first-ever racing experience was at merely four months of age.

His father had made a small track in their backyard. His sister took the four-month-old Kevin on her lap for a short ride on the track. He started to race at a very young age. Kevin belonged to a small town and made a remarkable name as a race car driver. He started with go-karts and later on in 2011, headed to Sprint Car racing.

Kevin Ward Jr. died after a crash during a race in Canandaigua, New York. Pamela and Kevin Ward Sr. were shattered by their son's demise. They saw a massive crowd of about 700 people during his funeral service. His sister, Kayla Herring, wore a ribbon that denoted his team color and car number, to honor her brother.

Kevin Ward Jr.'s Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What was Kevin Ward Jr.'s net worth?

Kevin Ward Jr.'s main source of income was as a NASCAR driver. His net worth was about $2 million.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How old was Kevin Ward Jr.?

Kevin Ward Jr. was born on May 23, 1994, and died on August 9, 2014. He died during a car crash at Canandaigua Motorsports Park. The race car driver was just 20 years old.

Childhood And Education

Kevin Ward Jr. grew up in Port Leyden, New York. He graduated in 2012 from South Lewis Senior High School. He belongs to a family of racers. At a young age of just four years old, he started racing go-karts. He loved his family and always wanted them to be happy. Later, he made a career in Sprint Cars for Empire Super Sprints. His fifth season proved to be the last of his life.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Kevin was the son of Kevin Ward Sr. and Pamela Colwell Ward. His older sisters are Christi Cavanaugh, Katelyn Ward, and Kayla Herring.

Who was Kevin Ward Jr. dating?

Kevin Ward Jr. was dating Mercedes Fruin.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Kevin Ward Jr. was a race car driver, happy on dirt tracks of Canada and the Northeast. He was simultaneously helping Kevin Ward Sr. with his painting business in Lyons Falls, Westward Painting Co. He used to work often and race there.

Kevin got hit by NASCAR champion, Tony Stewart, during a car race at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park race in Ontario County, New York. A slight bump by Tony made Kevin Ward Jr.'s car spin into the wall. He stepped out of his sprint car, gesturing towards Stewart. Tony's car, No. 14, hit him, and he was rushed by paramedics. As per Kevin Ward Sr. in an interview, his son had a dream, as a race car driver, to race in World of Outlaws.

What awards did Kevin Ward Jr. win?

Kevin Ward Jr. won six track championships. Kevin has had eight years of Go Kart Racing experience with 250 wins. His first victory was in 1999 as a Micro Sprint Race car driver. Later on, these were added with six more. He was awarded in 2012, with Empire Super Sprint Racing Rookie Of The Year.

Kevin Ward Jr.'s Hobbies And Interests

Kevin Ward Jr. often loved racing and working on his cars at his father's shop.

Other Interesting Kevin Ward Jr. Facts And Trivia

  • Kevin Ward Jr. was born on May 23, 1994, so his zodiac sign was Gemini.
  • His parents are Kevin Sr. and Pamela.

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Kevin Ward Jr. Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Kevin Ward Jr.

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Race Car Driver


South Lewis Senior High School

Net Worth



Mercedes Fruin


Pamela Colwell Ward, Kevin Ward Sr.


Christi Cavanaugh, Katelyn Ward, Kayla Herring
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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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