February 17, 2002 |
When Mike Skinner slowed momentarily to change ignition boxes and inadvertently set off an eight-car accident just 11 laps into Thursday's second Twin 125-mile qualifying race for Sunday's Daytona 500, Shawna Robinson readied herself for disappointment. Robinson needed a good finish, a top-15 finish in the race, to guarantee herself a starting position in Sunday's race. At that moment, her chances were slim.
April 28, 2001 |
What didn't happen overshadowed what did during Friday's Winston Cup qualifying at California Speedway. Shawna Robinson's much-publicized attempt to become the first woman driver in NASCAR's premier series in nearly 12 years ended before it started. Her hopes were dashed when the rear end broke on owner Michael Kranefuss' Ford Taurus as she came out of the second turn on her first warmup lap.
April 26, 2001 |
In a good ol' boys sport, Shawna Robinson hopes to make a good ol' impression this weekend in the NAPA Auto Parts 500 at the California Speedway. Trying to become the first woman in almost 12 years to compete in a NASCAR Winston Cup race, Robinson steps to the front of the publicity parade in her Aarons Ford for team owner Michael Kranefuss. But Robinson is about more than publicity. "The woman is fast," Kranefuss said.
February 24, 2012 |
Reporting from Daytona Beach, Fla. -- One day after a final-lap crash in her Gatorade Duels race, Danica Patrick won the pole position for the NASCAR Nationwide Series' Drive4COPD 300. Patrick drove the No. 7 Chevrolet to the front of the pack Friday with a qualifying time of 49.250 seconds at Daytona International Speedway. She averaged 182.741 mph during her run. She becomes the first woman to secure the top spot in a Nationwide Series race since Shawna Robinson at Atlanta on March 12, 1994.
February 13, 1988 |
Two women, Karen Schulz of Yorktown Heights, N.Y., and Shawna Robinson of Des Moines, Iowa, made stock car history Friday when they finished second and third in the Florida 200 for compact sedans at Daytona International Speedway. It was the first time in NASCAR history that two women had finished in the top three of a regularly scheduled points race. Larry Caudill of North Wilkesboro, N.C., was the winner, a car length ahead of Schulz. All three drove Pontiacs.
September 13, 1989 |
Olympic stars Florence Griffith-Joyner and Janet Evans are among 17 nominees for the 1989 Women's Sports Foundation Amateur and Professional Sportswoman of the Year awards. Evans, who won three swimming gold medals at Seoul, and Griffith-Joyner, with three track golds and a silver, both set world records in 1988. They are eligible for the amateur award.