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From NASCAR To The Short Tracks: Females Defy The Stereotype

Back in the 1950s, it was women in the kitchen and guys being the bread winners of the family. That all changed with the woman rights movement.   Despite that, there is still a stereotype out there that only men are interested in cars and racing. To that stereotype Alison Macleod, USAC Midget racer, says, “There are talented female drivers that break the stereotype, but there are also Asians that can drive, male ballet dancers, girls that can't cook or clean, and guys that are chefs/cleaners... in all reality its just a stereotype and should be seen as that.”   The Sprint Cup Series is male dominated. Only men started its 36 races last year. In the past, females such as Janet Guthrie and Shawna Robinson have ...

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