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Ashley Freiberg holding her own

Updated: June 25, 2013, 12:31 PM ET
By Leslie Goldman | Special to espnW

When you're 21 years old and the lone female race car driver in a sea of male pilots careening around the track at 100-plus mph, there are lots of things to be scared of. Fiery crashes. Occupational sexism. Doubting fans. Constant comparisons to Danica Patrick. But considering the average driver's seat is only four inches off the ground, a fear of heights is not usually an issue.

But when Ashley Freiberg, currently the only female driver in development for American sports car ...

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