by Janet Guthrie
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A portrait of the first woman to race at the Indy 500 follows Janet Guthrie from the Florida School for Girls, to a stint as an astronaut in training, to her years on the sidelines of race car driving, to her entry into the sport as a driver.
May 27, 2005 This weekend's Indianapolis 500 boasts only the fourth woman ever to qualify for the legendary race. Steve Inskeep talks with Janet Guthrie, the first woman to break the gender barrier at Indianapolis. Her new book is Janet Guthrie: A Life at Full Throttle.
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