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Woman in Motorsports Blog Carnival: September 13th

Published Sep 14th 2007, 1:37pm by Jody DeVere in Featured Articles

Track_coutureTrackCouture made its way into NASCAR in 2004 when they introduced a line of apparel for women. Now the Memphis-based company is set to dress NASCAR fans in the germinating stage.  The company has launched a line of baby clothes with pithy slogans such as "I'm Tired". Get it? TIRE-D. Ha. Other slogans include: "Checkered Star” and “Race Royalty” in their Pit Baby collection.

Liz_allisonLiz Allison has set the women’s movement back 25 years with her new book The Girl's Guide to Winning a NASCAR Driver. The book advises women on how to “land” a NASCAR driver for dating, marriage and other garage shenanigans. Davey Allison’s widow advises women how to dress, maximize their “assets” and how to act on pit road to gain maximum exposure.

Is Liz this desperate for money?

Rhonda_hartman_smiththumbNHRA fans, ever wonder what happened Rhonda Hartman-Smith? caught up with Smith. Although she is not currently racing on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing circuit her impact and popularity is still apparent.

Ash1Ashley Force is making waves. The airwaves that is! The 24-year-old Hottest Athlete was a guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Monday night. “The whole experience was really great,” said Force, who was featured in a five-minute segment on the program. “This is definitely one of the funnest interviews I have ever done.”

Erin_crockerCongrats to Erin Crocker for finishing fifth at Chicagoland ARCA 200 at Chicagoland Speedway. The Wilbraham, Massachusetts native also extended her point lead over Frank Kimmel in the Superspeedway Challenge championship with just one superspeedway event remaining in 2007.

Danicapatrickpicture1Danica Patrick ended her 2007 IndyCar Series season seventh in points. Patrick brushed off naysayers that compare her to tennis player Anna Kournikova. “She wasn’t all that bad,” Patrick says good-naturedly. “She was pretty darned good at tennis and obviously a pretty girl.

"If I was a guy from the beginning, I have no idea where I'd be now. I like to think I got here being who I am. I've gotten some negative stuff, but what makes us go is our sponsorship and I definitely have an edge as a female when it comes to marketing. There are still a lot of positives being a girl.” is a 2007 proud sponsor of the NASCAR No. 112 Chevrolet driven by the highest ranked professional female race car driver Deborah Renshaw. Check out Deborah’s newly redesigned website and media kit at

Lynnstjames0020_3 The Women's Automotive Association International is honoring Lyn St James, Professional race car driver and Motivational Speaker, with a Professional Achievement award at the Automotive Hall of Fame in Dearborne, Michigan on Thursday September 27th. For tickets contact Lorranie Schultz at lhswaai@aol or call 248-646-5250. For more information about the event go to:

Linda Przygodski

Contributing Editor


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