Top Fuel driver Pritchett hoping to add to history at the Bristol Dragway

BRISTOL, Tenn. - NHRA Top Fuel Series driver Leah Pritchett is looking for her first career win this week at the Thunder Valley Nationals. If she pulls it out at the Bristol Dragway, it will be the 101st career victory by a female in NHRA racing.

Last month Top Fuel Series driver Courtney Force recorded the landmark 100th victory by a female at the Kansas Nationals.

Spending time in Bristol Wednesday, Pritchett brought up some other history.

Legendary driver Shirley Muldowney was the first woman to win in the Top Fuel Series in 1976.

Muldowney also has a long history of success at the Bristol Dragway and Pritchett hopes she can pick up her first win at the same place Muldowney helped make famous.

"History just keeps building with this sport," Pritchett told News 5 WCYB.

"We keep breaking records. We already have the 100th female win, this would be the 101st female win. To do that on top of Shirley's win here that would just be spectacular."

The Thunder Valley Nationals run Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Bristol Dragway.

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