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June 11, 1988 | Associated Press
Shawna Robinson, a 23-year-old stock car driver from Des Moines, Iowa, Friday became the first woman to win a NASCAR-sanctioned race, officials said. Robinson, driving a Pontiac Sunbird, started 13th of 17 drivers in the 100-lap Charlotte Daytona Dash at New Asheville Speedway, NASCAR spokesman Andy Hall said. "She took the lead only seven laps from the finish and slowly worked her way up in the field," he said.
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February 24, 2012 | By Matt Murschel
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.
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April 26, 2001 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 17, 2002 | SANDRA McKEE, THE BALTIMORE SUN
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.
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March 11, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Shawna Robinson became the first woman to win a Grand National stock car racing pole Thursday as she led the opening round of qualifying for Saturday's Busch Light 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Robinson, the second-fastest qualifier a week ago at Richmond, Va., beat former Grand National champion Joe Nemechek for the top spot. She is the only woman to win either a race or a pole in a NASCAR touring series, having won a 1988 NASCAR Dash Series event and three Dash Series poles in 1989.
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February 17, 2002 | SANDRA McKEE, THE BALTIMORE SUN
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.
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April 28, 2001 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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February 24, 2012 | By Matt Murschel
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.
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February 13, 1988 | SHAV GLICK
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.
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September 13, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
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.
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April 28, 2001 | SHAV GLICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 26, 2001 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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March 11, 1994 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Shawna Robinson became the first woman to win a Grand National stock car racing pole Thursday as she led the opening round of qualifying for Saturday's Busch Light 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Robinson, the second-fastest qualifier a week ago at Richmond, Va., beat former Grand National champion Joe Nemechek for the top spot. She is the only woman to win either a race or a pole in a NASCAR touring series, having won a 1988 NASCAR Dash Series event and three Dash Series poles in 1989.
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June 11, 1988 | Associated Press
Shawna Robinson, a 23-year-old stock car driver from Des Moines, Iowa, Friday became the first woman to win a NASCAR-sanctioned race, officials said. Robinson, driving a Pontiac Sunbird, started 13th of 17 drivers in the 100-lap Charlotte Daytona Dash at New Asheville Speedway, NASCAR spokesman Andy Hall said. "She took the lead only seven laps from the finish and slowly worked her way up in the field," he said.
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March 13, 1994 | From Associated Press
Harry Gant 54, who plans to retire this year, beat Larry Pearson by 2.08 seconds Saturday in the Busch Light 300 Grand National stock car race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Gant, who won his 21st Grand National, had an average speed of 127.649 m.p.h., breaking the race record of 124.412 set in 1992 by Jeff Gordon. The race also featured a controversy over a first-lap accident involving Shawna Robinson, the first woman to win a Grand National pole.
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April 27, 2001
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