Ladies, Start Your Engines
I would like to introduce to you several women who have played a major part of Nascar dating back to the late 1940‘s. A time when women weren’t easily accepted as serious opponents. A time when “A Women’s Place” was definitely not behind the wheel of a hot rod pushing speeds of up to 100 miles per hour.
Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at the evolution of Nascar and the impact women have on the sport. We will be meeting some very heroic women; Women who broke through the barrier. They challenged the status quo, forming high performance race teams. Winning several championships, earning the Rookie-of-the-Year title and breaking records along the way.
Highlighting women like Sara Christian and Louise Smith in the late 1940’s, Janet Guthrie in the late 70’s, Patty Moise in the late 80’s to the present with women like Danica Patrick.
All of these women have made their imprint in Nascar Cup Racing. Running races side by side with such well know drivers as Buddy Baker, Ralph Earnhardt, Richard Petty, Bobby Allison, and Dale Earnhardt. Sometimes even finishing ahead of them.
It is my intention to not only learn more about the history of Nascar, but to possibly get a better understanding of where it’s going. Please join me. I welcome your comments or questions regarding the topic and look forward to hearing from you. I hope to post weekly on this topic.
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