Christmas Abbott Makes History As NASCAR’s First Female Pit Crew Member

Christmas Abbott NASCAR crew pit member

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Christmas Abbott was born December 20, 1981, in Lynchburg, Virginia.  Standing at 5’3 and only 115 pounds, Christmas has the ability to deadlift 255 pounds.  I think it is safe to say she is one of the strongest women in the world.  It is Christmas’ strength and speed that earned her a spot as a front tire changer for Michael Waltrip Racing, making her the first female pit crew member in NASCAR history.

When her friends asked if she wanted to compete in a NASCAR challenge, Christmas thought she would be driving.  She had no idea it was be a pit crew challenge.

“But once we started doing the challenges… I immediately had interest in it. We did a couple challenges and I beat the boys, and I just fell in love with it that day.”

Christmas says that her gender isn’t a factor when she’s standing on the pit wall.

Christmas is also a CrossFit Competitor, Olympic Lifter, fitness trainer and author of her first book The Badass Body Diet.

All of these gifts under one tree!  Merry Birthday Christmas!

 

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