Jessie Combs

     On October 9, 2013 Jessie Combs became the 'Fastest Woman on Four Wheels' when she broke the FIA Women's Land Speed Record on a dry lake bed in Oregon. In a retired, wingless ex-military jet, she recorded a two-way average speed of nearly 393 mph and maxed out at over 440 mph to break the record.


Valerie Thompson

Valerie Thompson races one of America’s fastest BMW S 1000 RR land speed motorcycles,  Her racing career started in 2006 drag racing motorcycles on quarter-mile tracks throughout the US in the All Harley Drag Racing Association and NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle series. … Driven to go faster, she created her own land speed-racing team in 2012 and Valerie is now a 7-time motorcycle land speed record holder with a personal best top speed of 217.7 mph (350.53 KM/H) on a one-mile course.


Kitty Hambleton

Kitty Hambleton( formerly O'Neil) is the fastest woman on Earth, as she holds the women's land speed record on a car : she reached up to 825.127 km/h, in December 6, 1976. Driving her rocket car SM1 Motivator in the Alvord Desert, she probably even (briefly) reached a speed of 965 km/h, yet, using only 60% power of her car engine. Actually, she could have surpassed the world record, if her contract did not stipulate that she was authorized to break the women's record ... but forbidden to break the men land speed record


Florence Griffith-Joyner

Currently, Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraiser-Pryce is the reigning 100-meter dash champion at both the Olympics and the world championships. Given those titles, many consider her to be the fastest woman in the world.

Fraser-Pryce’s personal best time in the 100-meter dash was set in June 2012 in Kingston, Jamaica. She completed the race that day in a blistering 10.70 seconds. Given that time, however, Fraser-Pryce is not the fastest woman in history.

American Carmelita Jeter, who finished second to Fraser-Pryce at the London Olympics, has a personal best time of 10.64 seconds in the 100-meter dash. While extremely fast, Jeter is also not the fastest woman in history.

  While extremely fast, Jeter is also not the fastest woman in history. That title belongs to the one and only Florence Griffith-Joyner. Known as “Flo-Jo” by her many fans, Griffith-Joyner still holds the all-time world record in the 100-meter dash at 10.49 seconds set in 1988.




No Race title Date Track
1 PowerShares QQQ 300 February 20 Daytona International SpeedwayDaytona Beach
2 Atlanta 250 February 27 Atlanta Motor SpeedwayHampton
3 Boyd Gaming 300 March 5 Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayLas Vegas
4 Axalta Faster. Tougher. Brighter. 200 March 12 Phoenix International RacewayAvondale
5 Auto Club 300 March 19 Auto Club SpeedwayFontana
6 O'Reilly Auto Parts 300 April 8 Texas Motor SpeedwayFort Worth
7 XFINITY 300 April 16 Bristol Motor SpeedwayBristol
8 Toyota Care 250 April 23 Richmond International SpeedwayRichmond
9 Talladega 300 April 30 Talladega SuperspeedwayLincoln
10 Dover 200 May 14 Dover International SpeedwayDover
11 Hisense 300 May 28 Charlotte Motor SpeedwayConcord
12 Pocono 250 June 4 Pocono RacewayLong Pond
13 Michigan 250 June 11 Michigan International SpeedwayBrooklyn
14 Iowa 250 June 19 Iowa SpeedwayNewton
15 Subway Firecracker 250 July 1 Daytona International SpeedwayDaytona Beach
16 Kentucky 300 July 8 Kentucky SpeedwaySparta
17 Lakes Region 200 July 16 New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayLoudon
18 Lilly Diabetes 250 July 23 Indianapolis Motor SpeedwaySpeedway
19 U.S. Cellular 250 July 30 Iowa SpeedwayNewton
20 Zippo 200 at The Glen August 6 Watkins Glen InternationalWatkins Glen
21 Mid-Ohio 200 August 13 Mid-Ohio Sports Car CourseLexington
22 Food City 300 August 19 Bristol Motor SpeedwayBristol
23 Road America 180 August 27 Road AmericaElkhart Lake
24 VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 September 3 Darlington RacewayDarlington
25 Virginia 529 College Savings 250 September 9 Richmond International RacewayRichmond
26 Chicagoland 300 September 17 Chicagoland SpeedwayJoliet
27 Bluegrass 300 September 24 Kentucky SpeedwaySparta
28 Drive Sober 200 October 1 Dover International SpeedwayDover
29 Drive for the Cure 300 October 7 Charlotte Motor SpeedwayConcord
30 Kansas Lottery 300 October 15 Kansas SpeedwayKansas City
31 O'Reilly Auto Parts Challenge November 5 Texas Motor SpeedwayFort Worth
32 DAV 200 Honoring America's Veterans November 12 Phoenix International RacewayAvondale
33 Ford EcoBoost 300 November 19 Homestead-Miami SpeedwayHomestead



KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Ross Chastain turned in one of the best performances of his rookie season Saturday, finishing 14th in the Kansas Lottery 300 Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway.

Chastain finished on the lead lap as the race was extended to 204 laps by a green-white-checkered finish. He gained four spots over the final 14 laps.

“Our car got stronger as the day went on,” Chastain said. “We were able to make up some spots there near the end. It was a great day for the RACEGIRL Chevrolet.”

Chastain stayed in 15th in Xfinity driver points.

Sprint Cup regular Kyle Busch won the race, and Chris Buescher stayed in the point lead with three races remaining.

The series moves on to Texas Motor Speedway after a two-week break.

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