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Will Big Chief Be Returning to Street Outlaws or Pursuing Happiness!?

In the adrenaline-fueled world of street racing, there's a singular figure whose name has consistently outshone the competition – Justin Shearer, more famously known as Big Chief. With his magnetic presence and unmatched racing prowess, Big Chief swiftly became a legendary figure on the popular television series "Street Outlaws." Over the course of 15 seasons, audiences couldn't quench their thirst for his exhilarating races and larger-than-life persona. However, in recent times, fans found themselves puzzled by the abrupt absence of their cherished street racing icon from their screens. Will Big Chief be returning to Street Outlaws or pursuing his happiness?

Big Chief on Mega Cash Days

Big Chief on Mega Cash Days. Photo by Discovery UK


The sudden disappearance of Big Chief from both "Street Outlaws" and its offshoot, "No Prep Kings," sent shockwaves through the dedicated fan community of the show. As rumors circulated and conjecture mounted, everyone was eager to uncover the mystery behind Big Chief's vanishing act and whether he would ever make a triumphant return to the world of street racing.


The absence of any official communication from the network only deepened the enigma surrounding Big Chief's departure. Devoted fans, who had become accustomed to his presence, sensed that a crucial element was conspicuously absent from the show. It was akin to a pivotal ingredient being omitted from their cherished recipe, leaving them eager for elucidation.

Big Chief on Mega Cash Days

Big Chief on Mega Cash Days. Photo by Discovery UK


Among the most enduring speculations was the notion that Big Chief had experienced conflicts with the show's producers regarding creative directions. Rumor had it that he held a distinct vision for the series, one that diverged from the established formula, while the creators appeared to have alternative plans in mind. This purported discord had apparently reached a breaking point, compelling Big Chief to disengage from the show he had played a pivotal role in constructing.

Big Chief reveals new car at PRI

Big Chief reveals new car at PRI. Photo by Racing Junk


Nonetheless, amid the swirling rumor mill, fans eagerly anticipated Big Chief's perspective on the matter. They yearned for closure and a more profound comprehension of the circumstances that led to his departure. Surprising many, Big Chief chose to address the situation through his YouTube channel.


In a sincere and open-hearted video, Big Chief disclosed that his exit was not the outcome of personal disputes or financial woes, as some had conjectured. Instead, it was firmly grounded in his dedication to his principles and the preservation of the show he held dear. He clarified that the decisions made by the producers did not align with his vision for the series, and he could not compromise his deeply held values.


Big Chief's departure elicited mixed sentiments among fans. While they respected his resolve to remain true to himself, they couldn't help but feel the absence of the excitement he brought to the show. Undoubtedly, his departure created a void in the world of street racing entertainment.

Big Chief testing Caddy Jack

Big Chief testing Caddy Jack. Photo by Midwest Street Cars


Despite the fervent hopes of fans for his reappearance, the prospects of Big Chief staging a comeback on "Street Outlaws" appeared quite dim. The show had evolved in a direction that diverged from his initial vision. He expressed his willingness to return only if the show reverted to its original essence, yet uncertainty loomed over whether such a transformation would ever transpire.


Following his departure, Big Chief redirected his energies toward his venture, Midwest Street Cars. He fully embraced his role as a YouTuber, sharing insights about automobiles, his company, and his life beyond the realm of "Street Outlaws." Moreover, he ventured into other reality racing shows, expanding his presence and involvement in the motorsport world.

Big Chief fully embraced his role as a YouTuber with his channel Midwest Street Cars

Big Chief fully embraced his role as a YouTuber with his channel Midwest Street Cars. Photo by Midwest Street Cars


As time elapsed, it became increasingly evident that Big Chief had ventured into new horizons. His unwavering focus on his business and racing pursuits hinted at a future that might not involve a return to the streets of "Street Outlaws." While fans held dear the memories of his remarkable races, they had to come to terms with the reality that both the show and Big Chief had evolved.


Ultimately, Big Chief's departure from "Street Outlaws" served as a testament to his steadfast commitment to his principles and his determination to safeguard the show's integrity that he held dear. While the streets may never witness his presence in the same capacity again, fans can find solace in the knowledge that he is out there, embarking on new adventures and continuing to leave a lasting impact.

Video by Midwest Street Cars


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