Julia Landauer

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Julia Landauer
Julia Landauer.jpg
Landauer at Stanford in 2015.
Nationality  American
Born (1991-11-12) November 12, 1991 (age 26)
New York, New York
K&N Pro Series West career
Debut season 2016
Current team Sunrise Ford Racing
Engine Ford
Starts 28
Best finish 4th in 2016
Previous series
2009 Whelen All-American Series
Championship titles
2015 Motor Mile Speedway Limited Late Model

Julia Landauer (born November 12, 1991) is an American professional stock car racing driver. In 2016, she raced her first full season in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, driving the No. 54 Toyota Camry for Bill McAnally Racing. She finished fourth in the final championship standings, the highest finishing female in series history.[1] Landauer once again contested the K&N Pro Series West championship in 2017, driving for Bob Bruncati's Sunrise Ford Racing Team.[2] She finished in the top 10 six times, and finished seventh in the final championship standings.

In 2013, she was a contestant on Survivor: Caramoan, the 26th season of the CBS reality show Survivor.

Racing career[edit]

Landauer (No. 6) prior to the 2017 Carneros 200 at Sonoma Raceway.

Landauer began racing go-karts at age 10, and found success with many wins and podiums.[3] At 13, Landauer moved to racing cars and the following year became the first female champion of a Skip Barber Racing Series, scoring 12 wins.[4] After racing in Formula BMW USA single-seaters, she gained her first oval-racing experience in Ford Focus Midgets. Landauer then transitioned to late model stock cars, but ran into funding issues. While in college, she competed part-time in late models and Legends cars.[5]

Having caught the attention of owner Bill McAnally in 2009, Landauer competed for his Bill McAnally Racing team in select Late Model races that year, running in the Whelen All-American Series Late Model division at All American Speedway.[4] In 2015 at the Motor Mile Speedway, Landauer competed for Lee Pulliam Performance, winning the All-American Series-sanctioned Limited Late Model track championship, the first female track champion in that division, and the first female track champion since Sheryl Carls in 2011. She also competed in the track's Limited Sportsman division, winning in her debut.[5]

For 2016, Landauer was selected by McAnally and his business partner, record executive and former Lieutenant Governor of California Mike Curb to drive for a fourth team in the K&N Pro Series West. Behind the wheel of the No. 54 Toyota Camry, she finished eighth in her debut at Irwindale Speedway, going on to record 7 top-5 finishes and 13 top-10s in 14 races, for which she was honored with the 2016 Driver Achievement Award and named the series's Top Breakthrough Driver.[6][2] During the course of the season, she was also invited to be a part of the NASCAR Next program, the only female in the 2016 class.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

Landauer graduated from Manhattan's Stuyvesant High School in 2010.[9] In 2014, she attained a bachelor's degree in "Science, Technology, and Society" from Stanford University.[4] After giving a TEDxStanford talk in May 2014, she began professionally giving motivational speeches as an advocate for "women in sports and [for] education in the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.[10][11][4] In 2017, she was named to Forbes magazine's 30 Under 30 list of the 30 "brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers" in sports.[2]

Landauer first gained national exposure as a contestant on the twenty-sixth season of Survivor (2013), reaching Day 19 before she was voted out (the seventh contestant to be eliminated).[12][3] She is originally from New York City, and has since moved to Charlotte, North Carolina, where most NASCAR teams are based.[11]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

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

K&N Pro Series East[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2017 Troy Cline 88 Ford NSM GRE BRI
7
SBO SBO MEM BLN TMP NHA
20
IOW GLN LGY NJE DOV 30th 61 [13]

K&N Pro Series West[edit]

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
2016 Bill McAnally Racing 54 Toyota IRW
8
KCR
10
TUS
5
OSS
5
CNS
6
SON
11
SLS
5
IOW
8
EVG
8
DCS
5
UMC
4
UMC
8
MER
2
AAS
3
4th 528 [14]
2017 Sunrise Ford Racing 6 Ford TUS
12
KCR
12
IRW
10
IRW
6
SPO
7
OSS
19
CNS
6
SON
23
EVG
6
DCS
5
MER
9
AAS
21
KCR
12
7th 451 [15]
22 IOW
17

Pinty's Series[edit]

NASCAR Pinty's Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 NPSC Pts Ref
2018 Bud Morris 1 Ford MSP JUK ACD TOR SAS SAS EIR CTR RIS
15
-* -* [16]
25 MSP
16
ASE
Wth
DJK Racing 28 Ford NHA
12
JUK

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://hometracks.nascar.com/standings/KN-Pro-Series-West
  2. ^ a b c "Landauer Signs With Bruncati For 2017 Season". NASCAR. 2017-01-05. 
  3. ^ a b "Women Talk: 10+ Questions With Racecar Driver Julia Landauer". Women You Should Know. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Landauer Named To Drive For BMR". NASCAR.com. Retrieved June 15, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b "Landauer Caps Rookie Campaign With Title". NASCAR. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  6. ^ "2016 Toyota / NAPA Auto Parts 150". Racing-Reference. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Julia Landauer hopes to graduate to racing's next level". ESPN. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  8. ^ McFadin, Daniel (May 17, 2016). "Matt Tifft, Harrison Burton and Todd Gilliland highlight newest NASCAR Next class". NBC Sports. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  9. ^ Schultz, Nathan (October 8, 2010). "From Stuyvesant High to Nascar Combine". The New York Times. Retrieved 30 October 2016. 
  10. ^ "Can Nice Girls Win (Races)?". YouTube. Retrieved June 15, 2016. 
  11. ^ a b "Julia Landauer joins Bill McAnally Racing for 2016 season". The Sacramento Bee. February 4, 2016. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  12. ^ Rodgers, Joe (January 12, 2016). "Former 'Survivor' contestant signs NASCAR deal for 2016 season". Sporting News. Retrieved June 23, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Julia Landauer – 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 30, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Julia Landauer – 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 30, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Julia Landauer – 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved September 30, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Julia Landauer – 2018 NASCAR Pinty's Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 22, 2018. 

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