Danica can't save NASCAR
CONCORD, N.C. -- It could have been deemed a flood of support, but the plumbing ruined the metaphor. Nonetheless, the local reaction was emphatic when Janet Guthrie became the first women to start a top-series NASCAR race in the 1976 World 600.
Charlotte Motor Speedway vendors sold more tickets when Guthrie qualified for the race than it ever had in a single day. The crush of fans was so great that the facility ran out of water, prompting then-general manager H.A. "Humpy" ...
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