Katherine Legge, one of only nine women ever to compete in the iconic Indianapolis 500, is poised to take the wheel of SS Greenlight Racing’s No. 07 Chevrolet in this year's Xfinity Series. Legge's comeback is bolstered by backing from an impressive line-up of sponsors including Blast Equality Collab (BEQ), Team Schuler of Compass Real Estate, and the Women's Premier Basketball Association (WPBA).
Legge, 43 this year, will get behind the wheel at four distinct races this year: the Road America circuit this Saturday, followed by the Indy Road Course on August 12, Watkins Glen, N.Y., on August 19, and the Charlotte Roval on October 7.
We’re super excited to have @katherinelegge in the #07 @refology @WomensPBA Chevrolet Camaro for @roadamerica !!
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— SS GreenLight Racing (@SSGLR0708) July 27, 2023
In the 107-year history of the revered Indy 500, no woman has lapped faster than Legge. Her groundbreaking performance in May's qualifying session, clocking the fastest single lap and four-lap average, is etched into motorsport history.
I've realized that life and racing careers are too short not to go for it,"
Legge said, reflecting on her monumental achievement at the Indy 500. She revealed that she's excited about breaking new ground in motorsports, with plans on making significant strides in her career.
A heartfelt thank you was extended to Bobby Dotter, team co-owner, for providing the opportunity. She also expressed gratitude to Wayne Auton, Mike Helton, and Jim France for welcoming her back to NASCAR, particularly at Road America, one of her preferred tracks.
Legge's racing calendar is filled with a full-time commitment to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series. In the GTD class, she drives the No. 66 Gradient Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo22, managing four top-10 finishes this season, which includes a fourth-place spot at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
In 2018, Legge saw action in four Xfinity Series races, competing at Mid-Ohio, Richmond, Charlotte, and Road America. The latter race saw her best finish, claiming a solid 14th place.
The Toyota Atlantic series season opener in Long Beach, 2005, marked a significant milestone for Legge. It was her first career start, and she took the checkered flag. She also topped the podium that season in Edmonton and San Jose, finishing third in the series championship, and subsequently making her way to the Champ Car.
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