11 Ladies Burning Rubber In Professional Racing

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Twins Angela and Ashley Cope have talents beyond bleaching their hair and posing for the perfect cheesy picture. The two 27-year-olds will be making their debut in NASCAR’s Camping World Truck Series this Saturday to show off their skills behind the wheel. Angela and Ashley know that their “girly” appearance might bring on criticism that they aren’t serious about the sport, but both claim they are looking to make their mark and gain respect in the racing community. And good thing, too—they are following in the footsteps of their uncle Derrike Cope, who won the Daytona 500 in 1990. [Yahoo]

But the Cope Twins are not the first ladies to fight for a little recognition in the man’s world of professional car racing. After the jump check other women who have crossed the finish line.

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