Meet Nascar’s First Female Pit Crew Member

Christmas Abbott is into extremes — she’s a bodybuilder and a strength athlete, so making the leap to Nascar pit crew member didn’t seem that crazy. But the male-dominated world of auto-racing pit crews didn’t feel the same way, and Christmas encountered her fair share of taunting and criticism. It wasn’t until the pit crew team saw her perform — making precise repairs to the race car in seconds flat — that they began taking her seriously. Christmas is hoping her foray into the masculine pit crew universe will inspire other women to take a similar jump. We do, too. [ABCNews]