Father's staggering reaction to Renee Gracie's X-rated switch

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·4-min read
Renee Gracie, pictured here on Instagram and in V8 Supercars.
Renee Gracie is now in adult entertainment after switching from V8 Supercars. Image: Instagram/Getty

Renee Gracie has revealed her father encouraged her to continue when she admitted she thought about quitting her new career in adult entertainment.

The first woman to compete full-time in V8 Supercars, Gracie now has her own website where she sells pictures and movies for a monthly subscription fee.

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After claiming she made next to nothing from seven years as a race car driver, Gracie says she can now pull in around $25,000 a week.

However she recently revealed she made over $500,000 in the month of June after going public with her career change.

But according to Gracie, she might have turned her back on her newfound fame if not for some advice from her father.

“When I first started making serious money I had to tell my dad, I thought ‘oh my god, I’m making so much money, he’s going to start figuring it out (and asking) where are you getting all this money from?’ So I just told him,” Gracie told the Hit Network’s Hughesy and Ed on Thursday.

“I had a little bit of a rough time on Only Fans, it does get hard to try and be creative all the time, I turned to my dad and said ‘I’m just over it, I don’t think I’m going to do it anymore,’

“And he actually said ‘don’t stop, you’re making so much money, don’t stop’. He actually encouraged me to keep doing it because it’s been life-changing and if anyone was in the position to make this kind of money everyone would try and do it.

“To actually have that support when times have got tough is really good.

“My family and friends don’t really care or see the content that I make or what I do, they see the implications it has — the money and the things it’s allowing me to do. That’s why they support it.”

If her subscribers stay loyal, Gracie is well on the way to being a millionaire - if she isn’t already.

Could Renee Gracie return to motorsport?

While Gracie doesn’t plan on making a return to Supercars, she recently said the windfall from her new career means she doesn’t have to worry about the constant financial pressures that initially forced her from the sport.

“I now have the financial security to get back into it,” she told the Daily Telegraph.

“I can now afford to go racing without worrying about crashing the car. I won’t be reliant on sponsorships.”

The 25-year-old said she was eyeing a return in either karting on the Porsche Carrera Cup series.

But that doesn’t mean she’ll turn her back on her new X-rated endeavours.

“No I won’t stop,” Gracie said. “That’s what is giving me the money to pay for it.”

Simona De Silvestro and Renee Gracie, pictured here at Bathurst in 2015.
Simona De Silvestro and Renee Gracie at Bathurst in 2015. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Gracie shot to prominence when she partnered Swiss driver Simona de Silvestro at Bathurst in 2015, but struggled to get a real foothold in the sport.

The 25-year-old’s best result in her debut Supercars season was a 12th placed finish where she ended up 18th in the championship standings.

Her partnership with de Silvestro saw the wildcard entrants finish 21st at Bathurst in 2015, following a minor crash at Forrest's Elbow.

The pair teamed up again for Bathurst the following year, where they managed to avoid some late-race chaos for a 14th-place finish.

She then went on to compete in the Super2 Series but decided to walk away from motorsport after only recording one top-10 finish in 17 races.

“I wasn't getting the results and couldn't get the funding. I tried to do my best but it got to a point where my dream vanished,” she said.

with AAP