Katherine Legge (42), the only woman set to compete in this year’s Indy 500 (May 28), driving for former CBS Late Show host David Letterman & Bobby Rahal’s team.
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Professional race car driver Katherine Legge has just finished fourth at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in 2023. This achievement comes after a hiatus from racing in 2020, where she broke both of her legs driving a prototype for Richard Mille Racing in France. However, Legge returned stronger and fitter than ever, showcasing her talent and determination on the track.
Legge is widely recognized as one of the world’s fastest female drivers and has had one of the most diverse careers in motorsports. From NASCAR to INDYCAR, she has done it all. Her career began with winning the Atlantic series opener in Long Beach in 2005, becoming the first woman to win a developmental open-wheel race in North America. She went on to race in Champ Car, drive an F1 car, and then spent three seasons in Europe driving for Audi in their premier series DTM.
After returning to the U.S. and joining the INDYCAR SERIES again in 2012, Legge raced in the Indy 500 twice (2012, 2013) before transitioning to race sportscars across the globe. She also played a key part in the dames DeltaWing project and had success winning for Acura in GT cars.
Aside from her racing career, Legge is a Girl Scouts STEM Ambassador and enjoys skiing, cycling, training and competing in triathlons, yoga, and is a vegan athlete. Not only is she talented on the track, but she is also a role model for young girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.
Legge has appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, 60 Minutes, Modern Marvels, ACCESS Hollywood, and Jay Leno’s Garage. Legge is represented by BRANDed Management and Klint Briney, who long oversaw the career of nine-time Indy 500 starter Sarah Fisher.
Katherine Legge’s impressive career in motorsports shows that hard work, dedication, and resilience can lead to success. Her story is one of inspiration, and her achievements on and off the track make her a true force to be reckoned with.