Legge, who is 43 years old, is one of the nine women who have participated in the Indianapolis 500. She will be driving the No. 07 Chevrolet for SS Greenlight Racing in four Xfinity races this year. Her sponsorship comes from Blast Equality Collab (BEQ), Team Schuler of Compass Real Estate, and the Women’s Premier Basketball Association (WPBA).
Legge will participate in the race at Road America on Saturday, as well as the Indy Road Course on August 12, Watkins Glen on August 19, and the Charlotte Roval on October 7.
In May, Legge achieved a historic feat during her qualifying run at the Indy 500. She recorded the fastest individual lap and the highest average speed over four laps, surpassing all previous female drivers in the event’s 107-year history.
“I came to the realization at the Indy 500 that life and racing careers are too brief to not take risks,” she expressed. “My enthusiasm and dedication lie in pushing boundaries in motorsports. I have actively been contemplating my career aspirations and strategizing on how to achieve them over the past year.”
“I express my gratitude to Bobby Dotter, the team co-owner, for giving me this chance. I am also thankful to Wayne Auton, Mike Helton, and Jim France for welcoming me back to NASCAR, particularly at Road America, which is one of my preferred tracks.”
Legge is currently a fulltime competitor in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Series. She drives the No. 66 Gradient Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 in the GTD class. This season, she has achieved four top-10 finishes, one of which was a fourth place at the 24 Hours of Daytona.
In the year 2018, Legge participated in four Xfinity races. These races took place at Mid-Ohio, Richmond, Charlotte, and Road America. Her most successful performance occurred at Road America, where she achieved a 14th place finish.
The springboard to her professional racing career was winning the Toyota Atlantic series season opener in Long Beach in 2005, in her first career start. She also won that season at Edmonton and San Jose, finished third series championship and subsequently moved to Champ Car.