Indianapolis 500, 1978
Championship (Indianapolis) Cars
Ninth, Indianapolis 500, 1978, out of 92 entrants, 33
Fifth, Bettenhausen 200, Milwaukee, 1979
Qualified 4th to A.J. Foyt, Danny Ongais, and Johnny
Pocono 500, 1979
Set fastest time of day on opening day of practice,
May 1977; set fastest time of any driver the second weekend
of qualifications, May 1977
Holder of women's world closed-course speed record from
raised to 191.002 mph while qualifying for Indy 500, 1978.
woman to enter the 500 and pass the rookie test (1976).
First woman to qualify
for and race in the Indianapolis 500
(1977, 1978, 1979)
NASCAR Winston Cup Stock Cars (currently called Sprint
Cup, the top level in NASCAR)
1977 NASCAR Winston Cup rookie season of 19 races.
Finished in top 12 ten times. Best finish 6th.
Top rookie at Rockingham, Charlotte, Richmond, Bristol,
and at the Daytona 500, 1977
Out-qualified Bill Elliott, Ricky Rudd, Richard Petty,
David Pearson, Bobby Allison, Neil Bonnett, and
Johnny Rutherford, Talladega
500, Aug. 1977. Qualified and/or finished ahead of Bill Elliott in 7 out of
the 10 races in which both ran; qual. and/or fin. ahead of Dale Earnhardt in
2 out of the 3 in which both
ran; qualified and/or finished ahead of Johnny
Rutherford in all 3 races in which both ran, 1977-78
First woman ever to compete in Daytona 500; finished 11th
(1980) and 12th (1977)
Led Times 500 at Ontario, California, Nov. 1977
First woman to compete in a NASCAR superspeedway race,
Charlotte World 600, May 1976
(finished 15th out of 40 starters)
Drove for Peugeot factory team in endurance races (SCCA
USEC and IMSA Firehawk) in
1985 and 1986.
First SSB, "Longest Day"
24-Hour, June 1985
Drove two Trans-Am races in 1978; 4th in Category II at
Watkins Glen and 4th overall at Mexico City
(Turbo Porsche Carrera)
Fifty-one races with own Toyota Celica B Sedan, 1973-75.
Constructed, prepared and maintained it
North Atlantic Road Racing Champion, 1973 (Celica)
First overall, New York 400, Bridgehampton, 1971 (Camaro)
First in class, Sebring
12-Hour, 1970 (Under 2 Liter Prototype) and 1967 (GT-6)
Successful finishes in nine consecutive runnings of the
Daytona 24-Hour, Sebring 12-Hour, and
Watkins Glen 500
Prepared and campaigned own Jaguar XK 140, 1963-67