JJ Da Boss (real name – Jonathan Day) is a reality television personality who rose to fame after appearing on the Discovery Channel series – ”Street Outlaws: Memphis.”
He was born on August 10, 1973, in Memphis, US. His birth name is Jonathon Day.
JJ Da Boss attended the Rivercrest School in his hometown.
JJ took an interest in driving at a very young age since he came from a family of roofers. Also, JJ took up the family business and spend most of his money on fixing old cars.
For instance, he modified his first race car ”1966 Chevrolet Nova” by getting a 402 big block engine out of a Bob truck and installing it into his car.
The racer rose to prominence after appearing on the ”Street Outlaws: Memphis,” an original Discovery Channel series.
In this racing series, the reality TV personality leads his team to race and bet together. Also, the team takes on every challenge which presents to race. He once said:
”I don’t race for a living. I race because I love it and it’s something I believe in.”
Additionally, he owns a car shop business, in which he modifies or repairs his customers’ vehicles to their liking. Furthermore, JJ gives them tips for the best possible performance of their car.
His Instagram account (jj_da_bossmso) has over 137,000 followers.
Many times, the racer didn’t have the money for car parts or to compete on race tracks. Hence, he made some questionable decisions and choices. The reality TV personality spent just over 8 years in a federal penitentiary.
After serving his prison sentence, JJ started fixing old cars to make additional money.
Wife (‘Midget’) & Kids
JJ da Boss married Tricia Day. Regarding the date of their marriage, JJ said in a 2018 interview that he and Tricia have been together for about 10 years.
Interestingly, Tricia is also a racer in the show Street Outlaws: Memphis. She is known by her nickname ‘Midget.’ With many years of experience with cars, Tricia Day also helps out with fixing cars.
Though JJ is tight-lipped about his family affairs, it is known that he has 11 children and five grandchildren.
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Note – during an episode in November 2018, it was confirmed that the couple has 4 children together and JJ has children outside his marriage with ‘Midget.’
On his social media in August 2018, JJ Da Boss glimpsed his two daughters, Aubrey and Vada, who prepared for their first day in school.
JJ has a partnership with other experienced drivers, like – Precious Cooper (also known as the queen of the street). Precious Cooper is a racer who rose to fame after her appearance as a contestant in the series “Street Outlaws: Memphis.”
He said about Precious:
”Precious, her family always loved street racing. I love street racing.”
”She grew up with my wife, Tricia. She helps take care of all of my bills. She helps me as much as I help her. It’s just kind of a neutral respect. Nothing crazy. Nothing unmorally.”
In another interview, the racer stated:
”Precious is the Godmother to my kids. All of us, we grew up in a little town outside Memphis [with] about 700 people.”
In 2017, after falling asleep behind the wheel of his GMC Sierra pickup, JJ was involved in a car accident. Da Boss suffered a busted eye, broken ribs and hand, and various cuts.
In a bit of positive light, the racer says “luckily it broke my right arm … I’m left-handed.”
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Da Boss founded the street race scene known as ”Spin City.”
JJ’s mantra is “treat everyone like you want to be treated.”
A street racer named Chad Larkin and his wife accused Da Boss of assaulting them with the intention to cause severe bodily harm.
According to a federal civil complaint, “Larkin literally believed the Street Outlaws were attempting to kill him. He literally feared for his life.”
Da Boss is the owner of numerous cars including his first 66 Chevy II Nova.
Da Boss is popular for setting off (during a street race) on the count of ”2” instead of ”3.”
Another famous street racer that appeared on ”Street Outlaws” is Big Chief.
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”No amount of money could hire me to go and be with another group, or another city. I’d rather stay in Memphis, if I didn’t get paid a dollar. Just to do it for the love.”
”If I’m going to die, I want to die being happy and doing something I believe in. And that’s where it is with the streets. It is dangerous, yes. It’s not for everyone.”
”Respect everyone that works and spends there hard-earned money on doing what they love.”
”I feel like, as a street racer, you have to have a relationship with your car. Because that car will get out there, and on each different street, it will do something different…”
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”For the countdown, some are wondering why only 5 days away is our countdown!”
”You know, we use water burn out because really that’s what our grandfathers used, but really we don’t glue our street down and turn it like into a track surface.”
JJ Da Boss – Net Worth
JJ Da Boss earns most of his income from the street racing show Street Outlaws on Discovery as well as buying and fixing old cars. Therefore, JJ Da Boss has an estimated net worth of $1.25 million.
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