Buffy Waltrip, also known as Elizabeth "Buffy" Franks, is the ex-wife of NASCAR driver Michael Curtis Waltrip. The couple were married from 1993 to 2010.
Elizabeth Franks and Michael Curtis Waltrip met in 1992 when Buffy's family moved to North Carolina from Michigan. Michael Waltrip was recovering from a car accident when the two fell in love. The couple married on November 27, 1993, and had a daughter, Margaret Carol Waltrip, on September 29, 1997.
In 2008, rumors began to circulate that the couple was headed for divorce. Buffy rarely appeared at NASCAR events and some speculated that she was having an affair after she was seen publicly with another man. In 2010, the couple publicly announced their divorce.