Notable women race car drivers

Published On: Feb 24 2013 10:04:10 AM CST   Updated On: Mar 25 2014 09:13:20 AM CDT

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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Louise Smith raced Modifieds from 1946 to 1956, winning 38 races during her career.  She helped promote early Nascar races and sponsored several drivers after she retired. She became the first woman inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame in 1999.

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