Caitlin Shaw

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Caitlin Shaw
Born (1989-08-28) August 28, 1989 (age 24)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
2 race(s) run over 2 year(s)
Best champ.
finish
88th (2009)
First race 2009 AAA Insurance 200 (LOR)
Last race 2010 Lucas Oil 150 (Phoenix)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

Caitlin Shaw (born August 28, 1989) is a North American stock car driver.

Shaw is the second youngest female to compete in NASCAR's top three series (behind Johanna Long). She is also the only female from the state of New Mexico to ever compete in any of NASCAR's top three series. Shaw was the inaugural United States Spokeswoman for the International Online Magazine GirlRacer.co.uk. She continues to promote women in sports by visiting multiple children's hospitals, schools, and seminars talking with children about the power of sport.

Racing career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Shaw's early career began in 1999 when she began competing in the Quarter Midget's of America organization. Shaw transitioned into the USAC (United States Auto Club)[1] ranks beginning in the Ford Focus Midget Series where she was Sportsman of the Year and competed in events coast to coast. In 2008 Shaw gained speed in her career as she was offered her first NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Test with Toyota Racing Development's Germain Racing. Shaw tested alongside A.J. Allmendinger, Todd Bodine, and Chrissy Wallace. Later that year Shaw tested at Richmond International Raceway with another Toyota Racing Development team, Red Horse Racing.[2]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series[edit]

Shaw competed in the NASCAR Whelen All American Series[1] in the spring of 2009 accumulating several top-ten finishes. In July 2009, Shaw was the only female on the track as she made her NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut at O'Reilly Raceway Park.[2] Shaw completed the race in the 24th position.

Shaw continued her NCWTS career in November 2010 racing at Phoenix International Raceway for DGM Racing.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Her hometown is in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Shaw is a student at Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina pursuing a degree in Marketing. She is currently working part-time at Michael Waltrip Racing, working in their Communications and Marketing departments.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings. * – Most laps led.)

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Caitlin Shaw". Girlracer.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  2. ^ a b "Caitlin Shaw To Pilot The No. 1 Red Horse Racing Toyota Tundra At O’Reilly Raceway Park". Catchfence. 2009-07-20. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  3. ^ "Does The Name Caitlin Shaw Ring A Bell?". The NASCAR Insiders. 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 

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