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Christmas Abbott: NASCAR Pit Crew Member Strengthens Female Presence in Racing

Christmas Abbott's inking of a deal to be a pit crew member in NASCAR's Camping World Truck Series is yet another landmark development for women in the racing industry. Not only does her emergence strengthen the presence of women in the sport, but it also appears to be a surfacing trend.Danica Patrick's groundbreaking grabbing of the pole position for Sunday's Daytona 500 has been in the headlines, since it is the first time that a woman has started No. 1 in any Sprint Cup Series race.Even the driver that Abbott will be changing front tires for full-time is a woman—Jennifer Jo Cobb. But while there have been several females racing at the highest levels, never has one gotten her way onto a pit crew.This high-risk job is not for the lig...

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