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Sara Christian Competed in the First Ever NASCAR Race and Is the Only Woman To Score a Top Five Finish

Photo: Getty Images The path to women taking part in sanctioned American racing had to start somewhere. Long before women like Danica Patrick and Jennifer Jo Cobb were getting behind the wheel of stock cars, we had women like Sara Christian setting the stage—and at the first ever NASCAR race to boot. Like her successor …

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Women Were Banned From Motorsport After Joan Newton Cuneo Demolished the Best Racers of Her Era

Photo: Paul Thompson (Getty) As the last of four daughters to a family hoping for at least one son, Joan Newton’s family indulged her in all of the adrenaline-packed activities that were considered wildly improper for a late 19th century Victorian gal. The Newtons couldn’t have known that their tomboy daughter would go on become …

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Divers Find a 1927 Chevrolet Coupe in a Lake Huron Shipwreck

Screenshot: CNN Divers in Lake Huron have recently discovered the wreckage of a ship named the Manasoo. While neat in an of itself, the wreckage revealed a perfectly preserved piece of history: a 1927 Chevrolet Coupe. The Manasoo sank in Georgian Bay during September 1928. A storm wracked the ship, which pointed out a pretty …