NHRA podcast: Krista Baldwin

NHRA podcast: Krista Baldwin

Krista Baldwin is a businesswoman, team owner, and Top Fuel driver following in the footsteps of her grandfather Chris ‘The Greek’ Karamesines and late father Bobby Baldwin. She breaks down the many hats that she wears and balancing it all; the family tree of race car drivers; reliving and sharing the details of her big run at zMAX Dragway; what it’s like for Baldwin’s mom to watch her daughter race; why Baldwin got a late start to her racing career; trying to explain the diversity of NHRA when it comes to women; if she felt she had to follow the family career or wanted to do it; when it became the plan for her to succeed her grandfather; learning from him over the years; the nervousness being on the starting line; what gives Baldwin a different understanding of what goes into racing; getting a Top Fuel license; getting used to the different physical wear on the body during a run; fire suits at the laundry mat; her love of eating; what Baldwin’s schedule looks like. Music created by Tony Monge.

Image courtesy of NHRA



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