James was born on December 5, 1986 in Canada and is a six-year Verizon IndyCar Series race car driver for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. He has amazing technique, a wild sense of humor and a determination to succeed. Want to learn more about him?
- The 5'9" pro race car driver overcame life-threatening injuries in a crash during practice for the 2015 Indianapolis 500.
- He previously dated Australian model Kirsten Dee for several years.
- James is the self-proclaimed mayor of Hinchtown, a fictional online city. He also made his own campaign video to secure DWTS votes.
- James has collaborated with Indianapolis craft brewery Flat 12 Bierwerks to create Hinchtown Hammerdown, a pilsner beer.
- The racer is partnered with the production company Frost Marks Films out of Toronto.
- James is currently dating Rebecca Dalton, a beautiful blonde Canadian actress. Rebecca recently had a role in Lifetime's The Unauthorized Melrose Place Story TV movie and has been spotted in the DWTS audience on several occasions.
- James has four career Verizon IndyCar Series wins and was the pole sitter for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500 in May.
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- The DWTS contestant hosts "The Mayor on Air," a spontaneous, off-the-cuff podcast before each race featuring fellow drivers and series officials as guests.
- James shares a dog named Lou, a super cute cockapoo, with Rebecca. Lou even has her own Instagram account. (Yes, Lou is a girl).