Amanda Julia Major-Crnkovic was born on September 5, 1979 in St. Louis, Missouri weighing at 6lbs 2oz. She is the wife of NASCAR Nationwide Series crew chief Mark Crnkovic

At an early age, Amanda got her interest in racing when she was thirteen years old when she was a fill-in driver for someone who came down with the flu at a local dirt track in Missouri and ende dup winning that race. On request of the driver that she was a fill-in for, he'd allowed her to compete for the rest of the season if it was alright for her, she'd accepted the offer, which was sixteen races, where she'd won seven more times, two poles and had seven top 10 finishes.

Amanda Julia Major-Crnkovic


September 5, 1979 (32)


St. Louis, Missouri


Daytona Beach, Florida


Mark Crnkovic (m. 2000-present)


Paige (born 2001) Anthony (born 2003) Christina (born 2006)

For her fifteenth birthday, her parents ended up buying her a dirt car that was specificed for the dirt track that she ran just two years earlier, then she ran a whole season, which was twenty races, and she won 50% of the races, which was ten, then the other ten was with top 10 finishes.

For her 'Sweet Sixteenth' birthday, her parents got her tickets to the NASCAR Winston Cup race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and actually got the opportunity to sit ontop of the pit-box of Dale Earnhardt, and actually got the opportunity to 'Kiss The Bricks' when Dale were to eventually won that same race.

Ever since that day, she was studying NASCAR in general, like the start of the sport and how it progressed to how it came just a popular sport till 1995.

In 1996, she went to a dirt track in Illinois just to race there as by requested by Sam (the driver who she was a fill in for when she was thirteen), and that was where she met her future husband Mark, where a few days afterwards and after getting to know her better, Mark asked her out.

Mark and Amanada dated for about a few years until Mark proposed to Amanada, which she accepted, and they got married on her birthday, September 5, 2000

Now, Amanada resides in Daytona Beach, Florida with her three children, Paige, Christina and Anthony and only goes to the track if it's her home track (Kansas Speedway), the Chicago race for the Nationwide drivers and the Daytona 500.

Amanda's Twitter account is @AmandaC12. She mainly uses it to talk to her family and friends, fans of NASCAR, fans of Mark's driver Summer Keselowski, and posts photos of her, Mark and her children (at times).