Legge, 43, one in every of 9 ladies to have competed within the Indianapolis 500, will drive SS Greenlight Racing’s No. 07 Chevrolet in 4 Xfinity races this 12 months with sponsorship from Blast Equality Collab (BEQ), Crew Schuler of Compass Actual Property and the Girls’s Premier Basketball Affiliation (WPBA).
Along with Saturday’s race at Street America, Legge will compete on Aug. 12 on the Indy Street Course, Aug. 19 at Watkins Glen, N.Y., and Oct. 7 on the Charlotte Roval.
In Might, Legge made historical past along with her Indy 500 qualifying run, turning the quickest single lap and four-lap qualifying common by a feminine driver within the 107-year historical past of the celebrated occasion.
“The Indy 500 made me notice that life and racing careers are too brief to not go for it,” she mentioned. “My curiosity and keenness is to proceed to interrupt new floor in motorsports. I’ve been proactive during the last 12 months in serious about what I wish to do in my profession and the way I can accomplish these issues.
“I’m so grateful to (crew co-owner) Bobby Dotter for the chance; and to Wayne Auton, Mike Helton, and Jim France, for welcoming me again to NASCAR, particularly at one in every of my favourite tracks, Street America.”
Legge at present competes fulltime within the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Sequence driving the No. 66 Gradient Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 within the GTD class. She has 4 top-10 finishes this season, together with a fourth on the 24 Hours of Daytona.
In 2018, Legge competed in 4 Xfinity races: at Mid-Ohio, Richmond, Charlotte, and Street America the place she had her finest end of 14th.
The springboard to her skilled racing profession was profitable the Toyota Atlantic collection season opener in Lengthy Seashore in 2005, in her first profession begin. She additionally gained that season at Edmonton and San Jose, completed third collection championship and subsequently moved to Champ Automotive.