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The NASCAR Experience Part Three - Married to a Man that Goes 200 MPH

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Nov 6th, 2008 9:31pm

I got a rare opportunity to interview the wife of Sam Hornish Jr., who drives the No. 77 Mobil 1  Dodge Charger in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series. The former Crystal Liechty attended Archbold High School in Archbold, Ohio, along with Sam, her high school sweetheart, and the two were married on June 5, 2004, in Indianapolis, a week after the Indy 500. They recently moved closer to Penske Racing near Charlotte, North Carolina from ...


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The NASCAR Experience Part One - What Does it Feel Like to go 175 MPH?

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Oct 17th, 2008 3:18am

Last weekend I was invited to a NASCAR extravaganza weekend event by Mobil 1 Official NASCAR Sponsor to get up close and personal with NASCAR, Mobile 1, Penske Racing and Sam Hornish driver of the #77 Sprint cup car at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, North Carolina. The agenda included a ride-along with Sam Hornish Jr. in the #77 sprint cup car on the track and they definitely saved the best for last.Well, first I  needed ...


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Catching up with Sarah Fisher

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 15th, 2008 8:10am

When Sarah Fisher became the youngest woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500 at the age of 19 in 2000, it seemed like nothing could stop the Ohio native. In combination with being just the third woman to compete in the Indy 500, she also became the first lady to stand on the podium at an IRL event; finishing third at Kentucky Speedway in 2001 and second at Homestead-Miami Speedway. In 2002, she made another ...


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Shannon McIntosh is no ordinary girl

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 10th, 2008 2:56pm

Don’t mistake Shannon McIntosh for just another girl. While some girls were busy shopping for shoes and worrying about the color of their lipgloss – Shannon was worried about where she was going to race on Wednesday nights. "I took her to a race when she was about 4 years old, and she loved it," said her father, Tim McIntosh. "So I bought her a quarter-midget when she was 5, and we ...


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Gillian Zucker of Auto Club Speedway Steps Up in Support of Women

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jul 9th, 2008 2:46pm

Gillan Zucker President of California Speedway is a big supporter of the Step Up Women's Network and invited me to attend their annual Step Up Inspiration Awards and 10 year anniversary, where I was greeted by a red carpet and a bank of paparazzi at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel ;--), LOL, and the lunch included a runway fashion show. Gillian is an amazing and fascinating women with a diverse background. She ...


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Meet Andrea Hans - AskPatty.com Women in Motorsports Interview

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Jun 17th, 2008 6:54pm

Andrea Hans, Team Full Throttle’s NASCAR Driver Development racer, is trying to get the most she can out of her first season in a Legends car. At a race in Indiana a few weeks ago, she was fast as she’s been all season before a broken rear end sidelined her following practice. “It’s a setback,” Hans said. “We were encouraged because in practice I was keeping up with the faster cars ...


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Lisa Lynch brings together love of wine and racing

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 30th, 2008 9:27pm

Bennett Lane Winery owners, Randy and Lisa Lynch, have a passion for wine and auto racing. They are the first winery to own and sponsor a NASCAR racing team. The Bennett Lane race team, operated by Lynch racing, won the 2007 Grand National NASCAR division, and is the primary sponsor of the Bennett Lane 200 race weekend at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma , CA on June 20th-22nd. Bennett Lane has two cars entered in the ...


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Kristen Bumbera looking good after NASCAR Grand National debut

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 28th, 2008 10:21pm

Kristen Bumbera piloting the No. 40 TXI Chevrolet garnered a successful 11th place finish in her NASCAR Grand National Division debut in the Allstate Texas Thunder 150. Bumbera was the only female driver in the race. Against the field of men, Bumbera qualified 13th out of 24 cars; including current point leader Mike David. “Our plan was to keep it simple - qualify and finish the race, which I thought we ...


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Chrissy Wallace wants to be NASCAR's 'Danica'

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at May 12th, 2008 5:50pm

Chrissy Wallace’s NASCAR debut a few weeks ago at Martinsville Speedway went quite smashingly. The 19-year-old daughter of driver Mike Wallace climbed behind the wheel in the Kroger 250, and looked like she’d been driving in the Craftsman Truck Series for seasons. She avoided the pitfalls many drivers face in their NASCAR debuts, and earned an 18th-place finish for Germain Racing. Wallace raced all 253 laps, ...


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Anna Walewska is Making a Name in Racing

Posted by AskPatty - Automotive Advice for Women at Apr 6th, 2008 9:48pm

Anna Walewska may not be a name racing fans in the U.S. are familiar with, but the 20-year-old standout is hoping to change that. In 2007, Walewska raced in the Britcar championship driving for BMW. She finished third in that series. This season she will once again race in the Britcar series, driving for Geoff Steel Racing in a BMW M3 3.2ltr 360bhp. Walewska’s racing skills started in the typical ...


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