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Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Yearbook, May 29: Janet Guthrie's Indy 500

By Patrick Dorsey

Janet Guthrie
May 29: On this day in 1977, Janet Guthrie became the first woman to start the Indianapolis 500, paving the way for future star Danica Patrick. Guthrie went on to compete in two more 500s, finishing ninth in 1978.