Why is Craig Lowndes Retiring? Chek Out Craig Lowndes Hefty Net Worth

The Australian race car champion Craig Lowndes is a known name in the racing world. Craig Lowndes was one of the youngest race car drivers to have ever won a Bathurst 1000.

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Amazing opportunity to lead the reopening of Highway 1 in California. Kicking off with a lap of Laguna Seca 😄👍 @visitcalifornia #highway1 #dreambig @slocal @seemonterey

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Since the beginning, Craig Lowndes career as a race car driver was heading to the path of success. And today, he is one of the names that has left a mark in the racing world.

Winner of several awards including Bathurst 1000, Barry Sheene Medalist, V8 Supercar Champion, Lowndes announced he would be retiring at the end of the 2018 season.

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‪Well that was a hard but fun day! So proud of everyone @autobarn888 great strategy and the car had awesome tyre life. To stand on the podium from the back row is a huge team effort 👍😄‬

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This leaves the fans asking questions Why is Craig Lowndes retiring? When is he retiring? Let’s find out answers to these questions. Further, let’s find out who is Craig Lowndes married to and his net worth.

Why Is Craig Lowndes Retiring?

In 2017, Craig Lowndes had the most disappointing season since joining Triple Eight Race Engineering. He suffered a winless season. However, he denied taking a retirement and announced he would be racing again in 2018.

With the return of new season in 2018, Craig Lowndes was making up for the last year loss. He won 2018 Tasmania SuperSprint after two years.

However, on July 5, Craig Lowndes announced he would retire as a full-time race car driver at the end of the 2018 season. He concludes this is the right time for him to retire. In the retirement speech he gave, he said,

“Although my current contract with Triple Eight finishes in another 18 months’ time, both Roland and I have come to the decision that this will be my last full-time drive in a Supercar.”

“I’ve always said that Bathurst 2006 was the most emotional and toughest race I’ve ever done in my career but I can say with a heavy heart that this has been the hardest decision that myself and my team have had to make.”

“It’s the right time.”

Further, he emphasized that before retirement, he would want to secure a strong result to leave his mark.

“I want to make sure I finish my last full-time season with some strong results in the bag,”

In October 2018, Craig Lowndes won Bathurst 1000 making it his seventh Bathurst 100 win.

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‪Great to team up again and spray some champagne with my good mate @Steve_Richo today for @autobarn888 Awesome result for everyone at Triple Eight as well 1-2-3. Looking forward to Bathurst and moving up two steps. 👍😄‬

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Who Is Craig Lowndes Married to?

As Craig Lowndes career was on the rise, he met his first wife Natalie in the early years of his career. They fell in love and eventually, Craig Lowndes married Natalie in 1997.

Soon after their marriage, the Craig and his wife were showered with two adorable children, a girl, and a boy. Their children are Chilli Lowndes and Levi Lowndes. Craig Lowndes lived a blessed family life until the things start to go south.

The fourteen years of marriage was dissolved with a divorce in 2011. However, the couple shares the custody of their children.

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‪It’s been a tough year but can’t thank my beautiful wife @laralowndes enough for all her support and help. Great to celebrate the year and let our hair down last night with everyone @supercars 👍😄‬

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A few time after the divorce, Craig Lowndes started dating his new girlfriend, Lara McDonald. After dating for some time, Craig Lowndes married Lara McDonald.

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‪Great weekend, love being a spectator at @ausmotogp Thanks to @honda_mc for having @laralowndes and myself this weekend, got up and close to see @marcmarquez93 bike. 👍😄‬

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Currently, Craig Lowndes lives with his wife in a luxurious apartment in Brisbane.

Craig Lowndes Net Worth

Craig Lowndes is currently the driver for Triple Eight Race Engineering and drives the Holden ZB Commodore numbered 888.

Craig Lowndes had a successful beginning of his career. In a very short time, he became a successful race car driver. Hence, since the beginning of his career in 1991, he has accumulated quite a net worth.

Further, Craig Lowndes net worth is contributed by the wins in racing competitions as well as his earnings from his sponsors. A source reports his annual salary is assumed to be $300,000.

As of 2018, Craig Lowndes net worth is estimated at $2 million dollars. However, officially, Craig Lowndes hasn’t revealed his net worth.

Currently, he resides in a lavish apartment in Brisbane and owns his dream car a Nissan GT-R which is marked at $100,000 and also contributes to his net worth.

Keep checking to find updates regarding Craig Lowndes net worth

Craig Lowndes Wiki-Bio

Name Craig Lowndes
Age 44 y/o
Birthday 21 June
Height N/A
Weight N/A
Net Worth $2 million
Married/Spouse Lara Lowndes (married 2015)
Ethnicity White
Nationality Australian


Craig Lowndes age is 44 years. According to Craig Lowndes wiki, he is of Australian nationality and was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He was born on 21 June 1974.

Craig Lowndes was interested in cars since his young age. He started driving go-karts at an early age of nine. His passion and obsession with cars grew over time and soon as he could get a driving license, he started racing.

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‪From this little tacker loving 2 & 4 wheels to now and not much has changed besides my hair colour. Big thank you to everyone for your birthday messages I had a great day. 👍😄‬

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The year 1991 marks the beginning of Craig Lowndes career as a professional racing driver. In 1991, he entered ‘Motorcraft Formula Ford “Driver to Europe” Series’. A young driver with lack of experience, Lowndes received a very few sponsorships. However, as the race concluded, he immediately shot to success.

1993 saw him winning the Australian Formula Ford Championship and qualifying him for Formula Ford Festival in England and immediately rose to the charts. In 1994, he won his first Sandown and 1996 saw him winning his first Bathurst 1000.

Of 650 races Craig Lowndes has participated during his career, he has won 107 races. It includes three times V8 Supercar champion, five-time Barry Sheen medalist, seven times Bathurst 1000 races, and five Sandown races.

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