Found March 16, 2013 on
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Her name is Christmas Abbott – and ‘no’ that’s not a typographical error.
It’s no secret that Danica Patrick occupies much of NASCAR’s publicity and headlines, perhaps a bit too much given the relation of publicity garnered to actual performance – in short, victories – but there’s another NASCAR participant who has captured the headlines as an even more improbable pioneer.
Christmas Abbott, who had previously become a CrossFit video sensation, was signed by Michael Waltrip’s NASCAR racing team as a full-time member of its pit crew, thus becoming the first woman to labor in the NASCAR pits at their highest level.
To be certain, this is no mere publicity stunt: Abbott rightly earned the spot. She can toss around tires half her size, and she can bolt them on to the racer at breakneck speed which is particularly impressive for a rookie. NASCAR officials at first thought that she was trying to become part of the Waltrip pit crew as part of a publicity stunt, but once they saw what she ...
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Danica Patrick will drive a special St. Patrick’s Day paint scheme for Sunday’s Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The No. 7 Chevrolet SS will be dressed in green, as usual, but will also have some shamrocks dressed on it.
If you feel you have seen this before you may be recalling her Nationwide Series paint scheme from last season.
Patrick will start 41st in Sunday’s race.
Can the luck of the Irish help out Danica Patrick this weekend at Bristol? With the way her last two weeks have gone, I surely hope so.
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