Indeed, racing has been good to Diane Teel. Finally, Teel made her career finale at Langley during the season. She drove a Chevrolet with the number 19 given to her by Baltimore -based car builder Raymond “Tiny” Slayton. Thanks for the post Dave. Starting positions in the field of forty are unknown, but Teel kept out of trouble for the most part and finished 26th.

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It was a ’66 Chevy, and the title retains front-page prominence in one of Teel’s scrapbooks. Why, she and Donnie even found friendship with some of the drivers who years ago weren’t sure a woman belonged in geel race car. At least in person.

She was the first female driver in series history. Don’t think her male rivals didn’t notice. She took her second and final top-ten finish in March at Martinsville.

Driver Diane Teel NASCAR Busch Grand National Series Results –

She clinched the Limited Sportsman points championship. Retrieved from ” https: The years, not to mention four grandchildren, erased any misgivings.


Retrieved May 22, Where did she learn her interview skills? We spent what we had and got out. External Links Edit Stats. With a fourth-place finish on Sept. Just stroll around the Teels’ home, the same one in which Diane was raised.

Archived from the original on May 24, But far too often, Teel lost control. Teel subsequently battled with breast cancer for three years which was cured after extensive chemotherapy treatment.

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This site requires Javascript to function properly – please enable Javascript in your browser. The motif is equal parts family and racing, even if a few mementos washed away in when Hurricane Isabel deposited 18 inches of water inside the house.

They met six months before his death, but in that brief time, Raymond “Tiny” Slayton became the Teels’ racing muse. As she cannot give herself a “grade”, may I do so?

Local teen makes history as youngest female to race at Langley Speedway’s Hampton Heat

The New York Times. She could flatfoot it with anyone. Rivals feared her a dangerous intrusion.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Among her first questions to Donnie: And the routine didn’t change after they married in She was the first woman to capture a Langley feature, and most record-keepers thought her the first woman to win any NASCAR-sanctioned event.


However, she once again struggled, falling fourteen laps down and finishing a disappointing 21st. Believe her or not, but know this for certain: Neither Carver nor Teel was deterred, and they hatched plans for Teel to compete full-time the following year in the Limited Sportsman division.

Diane Teel

Tonya Miller in Mini-Stock in and ‘ Her best performances that season were a second and two thirds. Retrieved from ” http: Late inSlayton gave Teel a car for her debut season. Oh, there were some novelty acts, and more than a few of those “powder-puff” reel, ladies-only affairs that drew more snickers than cheers.

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