Rose Augistine Harper-Audette
Rose Audette


May 4, 1968 (age 43)

Hollywood, Florida

Relationship Status

Married to Thomas Audette


Hollywood, Florida


Brooklyn, New York (during the NASCAR Season)

Charlotte, North Carolina (during the off season)

Early Life

Rose is the only daughter of Patricia Audette, an owner of a car repair shop in Hollywood, Florida. Rose's father died when Rose was seven.


Rose got her NASCAR crew chief started in the Sprint Cup Series when she was 21 in 1989, just two years after her daughter Destiny Audette was born as the crew chief for Dale Earnhardt Sr., as by request by Dale. Rose had been Dale's crew chief from 1989 to his death in 2001, where the duo had gotten his last four Cup championships in 1990, 1991, 1993 and 1994.

After Dale's death, Richard Childress had placed Rose as the crew chief for the debuting Kevin Harvick for the remainder for the 2001 season up to the 2003 season, where after the 2003 season, she was let go from her crew chief job at Richard Childress Racing.

In 2004, she was picked up by Dale Earnhardt Inc. (DEI) in 2004 to be Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s crew chief. She was Dale Jr.'s crew chief from 2004 to 2008 where Jr. made the move to Hendrick Motorsports.

For the 2009 season, she made the move to Roush Fenway Racing to be the crew cchief for David Ragan. When the 2009 season ended, Rose opted to not resign with Roush Fenway.

For the 2010 Nationwide Series season, she was signed to Jr. Motorsports to be the crew chief for newcomer Danica Patrick for her selected races in the series for that year. Rose had resigned with Jr. Motorsports to be Danica's crew chief for the 2011 season.

Rose was announced to be Danica's crew chief for the 2012 season as the 2011 season was her contract year since she signed a one year deal. She is also announced to be Danica's crew chief for her selected Sprint Cup races after the Daytona 500.

Personal Life

Rose had met her future husband Thomas Audette when they were thirteen as they were next door neighbours growing up.

When Rose was eighteen, she had gotten pregnant with her and Thomas' first child. They had gotten married on November 2, 1986. Rose gave birth to her daughter Destiny Audette on March 5, 1987.

Rose had given birth to her first child on March 5, 1987

She is also the god mother to Shea Edwards

Rose is also the co-owner of 'Audette Racing' along with Thomas.

Family Member(s): Regan Smith (son in-law), Emily Smith (daughter in-law)

Twitter Account

Rose's Twitter account is @RoseAudette. She uses it mainly to posts updates aboout what's happening with her and Audette racing.