Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/17/14
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Can Christmas Abbott break through the glass pit wall? At 31, the CrossFit master teacher and gym owner is hoping to make the cut as a tire changer in the Sprint Cup Series. HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" will chronicle Abbott's journey into NASCAR, which started with an invitation in June from Michael Waltrip Racing's pit crew coach, Shaun Peet. Jon Frankel of "Real Sports" offers an honest look at the Virginia native's life and the catalysts that led Abbott to her latest challenge. The program first airs at 10 p.m. ET Tuesday. Abbott tells Frankel she doesn't know if she's "uncomfortable" being a woman in predominantly male sport. She simply "wants to do her job." For now, that job includes training with MWR, shadowing the No. 55 team. Abbott is shown on HBO doing just that in Phoenix, changing tires for Jennifer Jo Cobb's Camping World Truck Series team -- a position she's held since the start of the season. Abbott says the air gun, with its distinctive whirring noi...
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