Conti Broke Barriers While Shifting Gears in Many Racing Roles

Nick Pultorak, a flat track motorcycle racer from Detroit, insisted his two sons not follow his career path. And with that, Linda was off and racing, a career worth celebrating in Women’s History Month. “You don’t have the talent if your dad isn’t rich,” Linda remembers them saying. From work in Formula Super Vee to Atlantics, Linda kept rising in the sport. She pushed for INDYCAR opportunities, with her dream to work for Penske Racing, but the rejection letters were plentiful. Two years later, Linda is believed to have become the first female team manager in “500” history on the team she co-owned with her husband, Dave. “I wanted to work for Roger Penske 30 years ago, and now I get to work for Team Penske by way of Beth Paretta.

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