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Patrick Wouldn't be First Female to Race at AMS

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

It's unknown whether or not Danica Patrick will race in one of Atlanta Motor Speedway's NASCAR events this season...

If she does, however, Patrick won't be the first female to race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In fact, a handful of other drivers have taken on the high banks of AMS and are part of the track's storied history.

Shawna Robinson's Cup career included a race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In March 2002, she started 31st and finished 34th. She also claimed the pole position for a Nationwide Series race at AMS in 1994 and finished 17th in the March 1995 Nationwide race at AMS.

Although not in NASCAR, Sarah Fisher remains the most successful female driver at Atlanta. In two IRL races, she finished in the top 15 each time - starting fifth and finishing 14th in 2000 and finishing 11th after starting 14th in 2001.

Patty Moise's career includes a pair of Nationwide Series stints - a finish of 24th in 1995 and a 23rd in 1998.

Finally, two others have taken on Atlanta's high-speed surface in the recent years by way of the Camping World Truck Series. Kelly Sutton has two starts, finishing 31st and 32nd in 2005 and 2004 with Tina Gordon's 2004 race at AMS ending early when she was caught up in an accident.

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