A new racing team made up entirely of women has launched and set its sights on the sport's biggest stage. Grace Autosport wants to compete next year in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Team Principal Beth Paretta says the organization's purpose extends beyond getting the first woman's face on the BorgWarner Trophy. Paretta tells Inside INdiana Business the team aims to inspire the next generation of women in science, technology, engineering and math fields. She says, within five years, Grace Autosport wants to have two cars running full-time in the IndyCar Series.

Paretta says the team will include women engineers, aerodynamicists, marketers, public relations positions and a driver that will give children a tangible example of what they can be when they grow up.

She says Grace Autosport has been very well-received by the tight-knit racing community. Paretta believes success of this kind of team could bring a new crop of fans to the sport and help launch women's careers in other industries connected to racing.

You can connect to the team's full press release by clicking here.

Source: Inside INdiana Business

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