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NASCAR Next driver Julia Landauer may look familiar to fans for another reason – find out what popular reality show this native New Yorker appeared on, and more about her racing career, in this week’s Fast Facts.
- Julia Landauer was born Nov. 12, 1991 in New York, NY. She began racing go-karts at age 10 and moved into the Skip Barber Racing Series in 2005, becoming the series’ first female champion in 2006 after winning 12 times. She also raced Formula BMW, Ford Focus Midgets, Late Models and Legend cars throughout the years.
- Landauer was one of the contestants on the 26th season of the popular reality show Survivor in 2013; she reached Day 19 in the contest, becoming the seventh contestant eliminated. In 2014, she graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s degree in science, technology and society, and has become an advocate for women in sports and for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education.
- In 2015, Landauer became the first woman to win a NASCAR track championship in Limited Late Models at Motor Mile Speedway in Dublin, VA. For 2016, she teams with Bill McAnally Racing – a team she raced Late Models for in 2009 – in the K&N Pro Series West, as a teammate to Chris Eggleston, Riley Herbst and Todd Gilliland.
- Learn more about Landauer at her website, julialandauer.com.