Millican Blazed Brave Trail for Female Mechanics in INDYCAR

“Head down, elbows out, mouth shut,” Millican said. Millican was a pioneer in so many ways, including being the first woman to go over the pit wall during the Indianapolis 500. Millican credits her husband for not only opening racing’s door to her, “but holding it wide open” for her. Millican went on to become one of the top shock experts in the sport. Emphatically, he said there would be no women allowed in the garage. Millican became so respected that she became one of the first card-carrying female members of the Machinists Union. “There are no stars on a team, only a team,” she said in citing one of her favorite Penske quotes.

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