Women supporting women: All-female crew profiles women in NASCAR

Terrin Waack
·1 min read
Women supporting women: All-female crew profiles women in NASCAR

Who run the world? Girls.

Because girls have the power to grow into strong, trailblazing women.

And in honor of Women’s History Month, NASCAR.com is recognizing female members of the NASCAR community — as evidenced in the above video profile on nine different women across the sport, both on and off the track.

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What makes this even better: The project not only featured women on camera but also behind it. The entire production crew was female.

Interviews and footage were gathered last Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Phoenix Raceway, as the ARCA Menards Series, NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series each hosted a race on the 1-mile Arizona track. Producers then returned to Charlotte and went to work in the edit rooms Monday through Thursday.

Below is a list of the women involved (not including yours truly as the writer of this short piece).

Profiled:

Shannon Bednarek — NASCAR official
Toni Breidinger — ARCA Menards Series driver
Brehanna Daniels — Pit-crew member
Julie Giese — Phoenix Raceway track president
Jamie Little — FOX reporter
Tiffany Myrick — NASCAR official
Dalanda Ouendeno — Pit-crew member
Stephanie Russo — NASCAR official
Gracie Trotter — ARCA Menards Series driver

Production crew:

Aurora Bellard — Producer/Editor
Jaynie Buford — Camera operator/Producer/Editor
Glen Charlton — Camera operator/Producer/Editor
Leslie Clough — Audio
Paula Hermsdorf — Producer/Editor
Mele Mason — Camera operator
Jennifer McCaffery — Field Producer
Autumn Read — Field producer/Production manager

Remember, these women and all of the women within the NASCAR industry deserve to be recognized and supported even outside the month of March.