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SassySays.com Happy 76th Birthday Janet Guthrie!
While Danica Patrick makes millions of dollars racing today and NASCAR has an established diversity program to encourage women and minority drivers, Guthrie was a true pioneer who had no such luxuries.
Guthrie has a fascinating background: According to her website, Guthrie graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in physics and went to work at Republic Aviation as a research and development engineer. She also applied to the first Scientist-Astronaut program in 1964, making it through the first round of eliminations.
In her spare time, Guthrie raced Jaguar sports cars, first in local gymkhanas, field trials and hill climbs and later in Sports Car Club of America races. By 1972 she was racing full-time and went on to win her class twice in the 12 Hours of Sebring.
In 1976, veteran team owner and car builder Rolla Vollstedt invited Guthrie to test one of his cars for the Indianapolis 500. A year later, she became the first woman to qualify for the Indy 500 and in 1978 she finished ninth in that race.
Guthrie’s stock car career followed a similar path: in 1976, she became the first woman to compete in a NASCAR Winston Cup superspeedway race and a year later she was the first woman to the race in the Daytona 500, capturing top rookie honors.
Today, Guthrie lives in New York. In 2006, she was inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame, and her helmet and driver’s suit are in the Smithsonian Institution.
Happy birthday to one of the sport’s true pioneers!
SassySays.com Sassy talks with Mary Lambert about working with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and about being gay.
SassySays.com GLAAD Manhattan Event 2013 (Part 1) @CarsonKressley @MaryLambertSing @Bartscharama @SimplyTwiggy @TheNickAdams @Adrianathereal Sassy talks with the celebrities on the red carpet in New York City.
SassySays.com The Miss Universe Pageant 2013 The National Costumes of My Heritage
I am loving all of these costumes… However I’m not sure what Miss USA is… A transformer? Hmm. You go ladies! Sadly the blondes were overlooked this year :(
SassySays.com Julie Brown’s The Homecoming Queen’s Got A Musical
Sassy and Samara talk with the cast of the new Los Angeles show starring Julie Brown! Get your tickets now for the exclusive engagement at Casita Del Campo’s Cavern Club Theater now thru Nov. 10th!
For Tickets: CavernClubTheater.com or JulieBrown.com
"Blood and Mascara will run!"