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Guthrie dropped from nominees for contributions to NASCAR

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Janet Guthrie was dropped from the list of nominees eligible to win the Landmark Award that honors contributions to NASCAR. Guthrie made 33 starts at NASCAR's top level and was the first woman to compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. Guthrie and broadcaster Barney Hall were dropped from the list in favor of Edsel Ford II of Ford Motor Company, the founder of Pocono Raceway and Mike Helton, the first non-France member named president of NASCAR.

By JENNA FRYER

AP Auto Racing Writer

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Janet Guthrie, the first woman to qualify and compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500, was dropped from the latest list of nominees for NASCAR's Landmark Award that honors contribution to the sport.

Guthrie and Barney Hall, longtime anchor for the Motor Racing Network, were replaced on the list of five nominees by Edsel Ford II of Ford Motor Co., Pocono Raceway founder Joseph Mattioli and Mike Helton, the first non-France family member to be named NASCAR president.

Her removal was a surprise to Guthrie, who turned 81 last week. She says she was nominated for three straight years until this year.

Anne France and Norma Brandel remain the only women officially recognized in the Hall of Fame for at least another year.

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