A Two-time NHRA champion Bruno Massel is known for his interest in the automotive field. He has also joined as a commentator for FOX and NHRA drag racing. He has been an integral part of the garage squad and Truck U. Read this to know Bruno Massel’s Wikipedia type biography. Meet his wife Dayna Massel and his net worth.
Who is Bruno Massel?
Bruno was born on 23 May 1974 to father Bruno Massel Sr. and mother Roz Massel in Elmhurst, Illinois, USA, and holds an American Nationality. He is the only male among his siblings as he has three sisters named Debi, Jackie, and Suzy.
Bruno went to York High School in Elmhurst and was somewhat popular there thanks to his attractive looks. Second Generation Bruno’s journey began after he graduated with a BBA degree from the University of Lowa in 1986. He decided to put a halt on his law career and stepped into a modeling career in Chicago.
He met with the renowned photographer Bruce Webber and sooner became a part of an Underwear Campaign by Ralph Lauren.
With more offers coming his way, this path of the fashion industry became clear. While he wasn’t shooting, Bruno Massel tried his hands on Drag racing and visiting tournaments with his father. While still taking modeling as a career, he took part in motorsports as a side hustle.
He then began taking part in races as he wheeled for IHRA National tour with his 6-second 200 mph Top Dragster for an entire first season. In 2001, Bruno turned a wheel and began towards television alongside the racing path.
He started hosting for TNN and Speed for the IHRA motorsports series, and gradually the star upgraded to NHRA host on ESPN 2 talking on Import racing series and D1 Grand Prix Drifting.
With it, he also featured on the BBC show “Top Gear” in the very first episode. His TV career involves a 30 min weekly show on Truck U and the famous Garage Squad by Velocity Channel.
Bruno Massel is married To Dayna Massel and has two Kids.
Bruno got married to his long time girlfriend in 2002 to his girlfriend Dayno Purgatorio and celebrates their wedding anniversary on 29 December.
They started as friends, but only two months later they started dating each other. They were together for about 10 years when they decided to get married, and now they are parents to two sons.
The youngest one, Anthony, who is 11 years old, celebrating his birthday on May 5, and Elder one, who is also referred to as Little B, is 13 years old and celebrates his birthday on March 9.
His Father Bruno Massel Senior.
Bruno Jr. gets inspiration from his 76-year-old father.
Bruno’s father is a true veteran of drag racing, and his career began in 1965 when he built his record-setting A/Altered roadster. He soon became the legend in the Midwest Racing and got the name of the “Gladiator”.
Bruno Massel’s father has set various victories at all levels of the competition and also holds national records. He has been appropriately named as one of the “50 most innovative individuals in drag racing”.
Bruno’s Net worth can be estimated from his works and achievements. He has bagged 37 titles to his name and crowned himself with the NHRA championship not once but twice in 2009 and 2012.
Like father, like son Bruno Massel Junior has also won West Central Division Championship five times (2008,2009,2010,2012,2013). He also won JEGS All-Stars in 2009, 2010, and 2012.
He also picked up multiple “Driver of the Year” accomplishments and hence setting national records, and claims to be the highest championship point total in the history of categories he has competed.
This Blue-eyed star’s current net worth has been estimated to be more than $6 million, According to sources, and is steadily raising, mostly thanks to his racing career but also TV appearances.
- Bruno also met with a car crash in 2010 after a win. Although it seemed terrible, he ended up having only a mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
- Bruno’s other interest involves martial arts, skiing, and weightlifting. He also enjoys basketball, football, tennis, baseball, and racquetball.
- Bruno Massel is additionally keen on the entertainment world, as he once wanted to become a part of it as well; however, he hasn’t been given an opportunity up until this point – two of his favorite movies are “The Godfather I” and “Pulp Fiction,” while his favorite TV series is “Third Rock from the Sun.”
- He also loves spending time with his wife, sons, and two dogs as they are seen taking walks and celebrating festivities together.
- He also likes to post on his Social media accounts. She started Twitter in 2014 and has gathered 8443 followers, around 38k followers on Instagram, and over 37k followers on Facebook.