Kate and "Cousin Carl" met in 2006 and were hitched in 2009. And if he ever injures himself doing one of his trademark backflips, he's in good hands. This W-A-G is a D-R ... as in doctor. Kate earned a medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2004 and specializes in physical rehabilitation. When she's not tending to her patients - or taking care of their two children - you can catch her by Carl's side on race day.
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AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 08: Carl Edwards (R), driver of the #60 World Financial Group Ford, and fiancee Kate Downey (L) celebrate in victory lane after Edwards won the NASCAR Nationwide Series Hefty Odor Block 200 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 8, 2008 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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NEW YORK - DECEMBER 05: NASCAR driver Carl Edwards arrives with Kate Downey at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Awards Ceremony at the Waldorf Astoria on December 5, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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FORT WORTH, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Carl Edwards (L), driver of the #60 Copart.com Ford, holds his daughter Anne with his wife Kate (R) in Victory Lane after winning the NASCAR Nationwide Series O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway on November 6, 2010 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by John Harrelson/Getty Images for NASCAR)