Janet Guthrie and her pit crew at the Indianapolis 500 in 1977, her first. She tells NPR that while racing, her engine began “popping and banging” and could not be fixed. She finished 29th. She qualified and raced in two more Indy 500 races.

Janet Guthrie and her pit crew at the Indianapolis 500 in 1977, her first. She tells NPR that while racing, her engine began “popping and banging” and could not be fixed. She finished 29th. She qualified and raced in two more Indy 500 races.