NASCAR's First Female Pit Crew Member is Breaking the Mold

Posted by: Jesse Kleib on 11/17/2021

If you were to picture the average NASCAR pit crew member, what exactly what they look like? In your head, you’re probably picturing a pretty athletic man, able to use his strength and agility to get around the cars fast as possible, hooking the machine up with tires, fuel, and whatever else it needs to get around the track in the most efficient way that you can possibly make it go. It might seem like a job that anyone could do, but when you consider that every last tenth of a second wasted in the pits could mean the difference between winning and losing, you see how much significance it bears.

This time, we learn a little bit about the girl that broke the mold, opening up the world of NASCAR even more to female competitors. While Danica Patrick might be the name on the marquee, Christmas Abbott is definitely making moves and creating a positive momentum in the right direction. She said that it’s tough hanging in there with former football players and military men but when she keeps her head down and stays focused on the task at hand, anything is really possible as she pushes toward the future of potentially seeing more women in the sport in this capacity.

If you follow along down in the video below, you’ll be able to get the full rundown of exactly what she did to make her way in the sport. It appears as if Abbott has since moved on from her role in the NASCAR pits but the mark that she made as the first female pit crew member is definitely an important step in a great direction, providing inspiration for anyone who wants to get involved in NASCAR in any capacity, showing that where there’s a will, there is definitely a way.