Notable women race car drivers

Published On: Feb 24 2013 08:04:10 AM PST   Updated On: Mar 25 2014 07:13:20 AM PDT

Danica Patrick turned 32 today. Take a look at some of the other most notable women in the world of car racing.

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In 1977, Shirley Muldowney became the first woman to win the Winston World Championship, and in 1982 became the first woman to win the championship three times in a row. She was also the first woman licensed to drive Top Fuel dragsters and the first woman to win a Top Fuel event, ultimately winning 18 national championships. She was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America  in 1990.


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