Burney Lamar is an American professional race car driver who has competed in various racing series, including the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the Camping World Truck Series. He is also known for being the husband of supermodel and TV personality Niki Taylor.
As a professional race car driver, Burney Lamar has amassed a fortune of about $5 million. His wealth comes from his impressive career achievements, including winning numerous races and earning rewards, sponsorships, and business opportunities.
Looking Forward, his wife Niki Taylor, an American model and a prominent figure in the world of fashion and modeling, has established herself as a renowned personality in the industry. She has amassed a substantial net worth of around $18 million from her long and successful career that spans several decades.
At the age of 5, Burney Lamar began racing go-karts and won 25 track championships and three International Karting Federation Regional titles.
Lamar moved on to racing stock cars at Stockton 99 Speedway when he was 16 and ended up eleventh in points. He also competed on many West Coast short tracks and clinched the Shell Oil Tri-Track championship.
In the year 2000, Lamar became a part of the USAC Western States Sprint Car Series, securing the third position in the points standings and earning the prestigious Rookie of the Year title.
The following year marked his transition to the NASCAR AutoZone Elite Division Southwest Series, where he once again clinched the Rookie of the Year award. During the 2002 season, he further solidified his reputation by winning two races and achieving an impressive second-place finish in the points standings.
In 2005, Lamar joined Kevin Harvick Incorporated and raced in a few NASCAR Busch Series, Craftsman Truck Series, and NASCAR Grand National Division, West Series events. He drove the No. 92 Chevrolet in the Truck Series and the No. 33 Chevrolet in the Busch Series, making his debut in both series.
Not only that, he also won the Copper World Classic at Phoenix International Raceway and two races in the West Series.
Lamar began racing full-time in the Busch Series in 2006, driving the No. 77 Chevrolet for KHI with sponsorship from Dollar General. He finished second at Daytona International Speedway in the season opener.
Lamar had two more top-ten finishes in the first ten races, but his performance dropped later in the season. Dollar General requested NEXTEL Cup drivers to replace him in some of the final races.
Lamar tried to debut in the NEXTEL Cup Series in 2007 with Carter Simo Racing, but he did not qualify for any races. He also raced in the Busch Series for E&M Motorsports and Gary Baker, but he struggled to achieve good results. He switched to Day Enterprises later in the season and drove the No. 05 Ford in a few races.
The former race car driver came back to the Nationwide Series (formerly Busch Series) in 2009 to drive the No. 32 Toyota for Braun Racing with sponsorship from Dollar General. His best result was 15th at Nashville Superspeedway.
Following the 2009 season, Lamar made the decision to step away from professional racing, opting to redirect his attention towards his family and entrepreneurial pursuits. He is happily married to the renowned supermodel Niki Taylor, and together they have two children, named Ciel Taylor Lamar and Rex Harrison Lamar.
Additionally, Lamar is a loving stepfather to Niki Taylor's two sons from her previous marriage, Jake and Hunter Martinez.
Burney Lamar is married to Niki Taylor, who is an American supermodel and television presenter. hey fell in love at an autograph session in January 2006 and got engaged after only three dates. They exchanged vows on December 27, 2006, at the Grande Colonial Hotel in La Jolla, California.
As some reports, the couple asked their guests to give donations to Victory Junction Gang Camp, a camp for sick children in North Carolina, instead of gifts.
They have two children: a daughter, Ciel Taylor Lamar, (born on March 4, 2009), and a son, Rex Harrison Lamar (born on November 16, 2011). Niki also has twin sons, Jake and Hunter, from her previous marriage to Matt Martinez. However, they live in Nashville, Tennessee.
Burney Lamar was born on August 21, 1980, in West Sacramento, California. But he hasn't revealed his parent's information to the public yet. However, his grandfather was a sprint car driver and his father was a motocross driver.
In addition, his educational background is not very clear. He might have attended some school and college, but the exact details are not available. He seems to have focused more on his racing career than his academic pursuits.