When it comes to driving special cars on unconventional tracks, racecourses, and podium places, not every driver has the skill to step on the gas and exercise maximum control over his four-wheel-drive vehicle at breakneck speed. But for someone like Tanner Foust, it’s what he lives and sleeps on that makes the professional driver famous all over the world.
He is a champion of champions from many competitions and one of the strongest hands on the wheels of a racing car you can imagine. Here you can learn everything about him, in addition to the unknown details about his wife and daughter.
Who is Tanner Foust?
He is an American professional racing and stunt driver who participates in drift and ice races, rallies, rallycross, and time attacks. Sometimes, when he is not behind the wheel, you can meet Tanner Foust as co-host of the TV series Top Gear.
Over the course of his decades-long motorsport career, he has won many races and accumulated an enviable list of accomplishments, which has made Tanner a role model for many young drivers hoping for a career in his profession. Among the highlights of his career on race tracks, in rallies, drifting, and performing stunts are winning the Rally America PGT Champion Flatirons Tuning 429 WRX 2005], winning the Race of Champions 2008, winning the 2010 Formula Drift silver medal [Rockstar-Scion Scion TC], the 2012 world record for the largest loop in a car (60 feet in diameter) and the 2013 Los Angeles RallyCross SIlver X Games 2013 medal [Rockstar Energy Ford Fiesta ST], to name a few
While Tanner Foust spent the time of his life competing and winning races against other drivers, he also built a career in the television and film industry for his interest in driving. Notably, the professional driver appeared as a stunt driver in The Dukes of Hazzard (2005), sang Jet the Hawk in Sonic X: The Final Stand (2011), starred as a Hitman stunt driver in Hitman: Agent 47 (2015), and was seen as a stunt driver in Need for Speed (2014) and Straight Outta Compton (2015).
Although we know that the life of the driving champion is decorated with many professional achievements, not much was revealed about his background, but here we have kept you informed. Tanner Foust was born on June 13, 1973, in Los Angeles, California, the son of Dave Foust and Jane Foust.
His father was a naval officer, so he spent his childhood in Scotland, where their family lived at the time. The boy received his basic training there before returning to the United States. While still in Scotland, Tanner took a liking to cars and learned to drive on the country road near his home. This passion he developed for the car would later serve him to what he later turned into a career. Upon his return to the United States, Foust enrolled at the University of Colorado where he earned a degree in molecular biology.
After college, the budding professional driver started out as an ice driving coach, later working as an instructor at automotive marketing events and occasionally participating in races and drifts. In 2003, he turned pro and moved to California, which was better suited for his future career. Tanner Foust began appearing in Hollywood movies as a stunt driver. While he appeared in movies, he also raced on the race track against famous drivers like Sebastian Vettel, Michael Schumacher, and many others.
The Los Angeles-born driver, who still remains true to his passion for cars and racing and in addition to his on-screen time on some Hollywood blockbusters, he began working as a co-host of Top Gear on NBC in 2010. Due to his impressive performance on set, Tanner has also appeared on the host of other television shows such as RM Classic Car Auction (2007), SuperCars Exposed (2008-2009), and many others. Undoubtedly, his career is still on the rise, and more will come of him, both on the track and on-screen.
His Wife, Girlfriend, Daughter
As for the family side of things, Tanner Foust surprised many people when they learned he had a daughter. To amaze us even more, not a word was said about who the little girl’s mother was, nor did any woman come forward to claim to be her mother. The relationship between the father and the daughter has remained warm for years and she has grown into a teenager.
On the other hand, the driver, who is a synonym for speed, is said to be with Fox sports reporter Katie Osborne. In some reports, it is claimed that both are married, but we have not established this. What we do know, however, is that Tanner and his girlfriend Osborne both live together and there are no separation rumors floating around about them.
The professional racing driver, drifter, and stunt performer stand a height of 1.78 m or 5 feet 8 inches. It is a career in which height is not the primary concern.