How Many Children & Grandkids Do JJ Da Boss and His Wife Tricia Day Have?

JJ Da Boss of ‘Street Outlaws‘ not only has a Ton of children but grandkids too. Check out details about his family.

The Discovery series Street Outlaws has an undeniably cool premise: cars capable of hot, nasty, badass speeds competing for toe-to-toe in drag races. The thing is, though, if you’re just about racing, then you could watch Nascar, Formula 1, or any number of cool car racing promotions. What makes the Discovery show so compelling is the cast of “characters” that have been assembled, along with how they reconcile their personal lives with drag racing, like JJ Da Boss and his kids.

JJ easily became a fan favorite and it’s kind of difficult to not be drawn to him when you’re watching the show. He’s charismatic, quick thinking talks about as fast as he drives, and even possesses a certain amount of charm. Not everyone is infatuated with Da Boss, however.

Chad Larkin and his wife Genny, who are also racing car drivers, alleged in 2018 that JJ, while hosting Street Outlaws, attempted to kill Chad during a brawl.

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“Larkin literally believed the Street Outlaws were attempting to kill him. He literally feared for his life…” the federal civil complaint states. It further states that not only did JJ severely beat Chad but that it occurred during the filming of the TV show.

Chad says that he was subjected to several kicks to his head and body after JJ yelled, “F–k you, fat boy, get your own show!” and lunged at him.

Chad says that JJ reached out to him for a $1,000 street race that would be filmed and put on the show but that it was conducted under dubious pretenses. His lawsuit alleges he was asked to bring along a friend dressed in prison attire and was fed lines meant to create fake animosity between him and JJ — animosity that soon turned real

Chad alleges he was asked to do other “suspicious” things, like not mention the race was for Street Outlaws on social media, and that he was asked to wait in an area in Memphis and was only texted the address where the race was to take place 30 minutes beforehand. Also to blame, according to Chad and Genny, where the reality TV show crew.

The document states: “While the assault was ongoing, the producers of the show made no effort to stop it. Rather, the camera crew and producers continued filming… one of the producers instructed a cameraman to get closer and get a better shot.”

On May 15th, 2019, court documents suggest that Chad entered into arbitration with JJ and the production company. You can read the entire docket here.

Who is JJ Da Boss’ wife?

JJ and his wife, Tricia Day, are a match made in engine-revving heaven. According to a 2018 interview, JJ and Tricia started dating sometime in 2008. Believe it or not, the duo actually grew up in the same small town just outside of Memphis, Tenn. (with roughly 700 inhabitants, to be exact). However, their relationship didn’t bloom until decades later when JJ was already 30 years old and a father of seven children!

The couple appears to be deeply in love, with JJ saying, “I love Trish. I feel like she saved me and my life. She brought a lot of happiness to my life. She got me on the right path.”

Tricia replied simply with, “We go together like a hand and a glove.”

A fellow race car driver who goes by the name “Midget,” Tricia has starred alongside JJ on Street Outlaws for some years now. However, things aren’t always perfect when you’re flying down the pavement, even when you’re as skilled of racers as this couple is. That point was exemplified in the early days of 2022 when Tricia and JJ were caught up in a serious accident that left them both injured

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Thankfully, JJ and Tricia appear to have made a pretty full recovery and are returning to working on and racing cars.

How many kids does JJ Da Boss have?

The racer has a total of 11 children and five grandchildren, but not all of them are with his current wife, Tricia Day, who is also a race car driver who goes by the nickname of “Midget.” He had four of his kids with Tricia, and they’re quite young, so his grandkids are from the other seven children he had before he met the fellow dragster. Not much is known about his kids, save for Josh Day, aka “Doughboy,” who also races on the TV series.

Doughboy currently rocks a 1962 Impala named Debo, which he worked on and perfected with his father. “DB” is married to a lovely woman named Chelsea and the two are raising little squirts of their own, Kamden and Novaleigh.

What’s the age difference between JJ and his wife, Tricia?

JJ is currently 49 years old and many people think that there’s a big age gap between him and his main squeeze, mainly because she looks so darn young. Seriously, whatever her skincare routine is, I want to know it. 

Not much is known about Tricia’s life before she got hitched to JJ, but a lot of people speculate she’s in her 40s. Some people just have good genes like that, I guess.

You can catch episodes of Street Outlaws on Discovery and Discovery GO to see more of JJ and Tricia’s racing action.