Following Danika Patrick’s retirement from competitive driving in 2018, women have mostly slipped into the shadows in the male-dominated auto racing world. However, two Arizona drivers are hoping to be among the next women to break racing’s gender barrier, and the Tucson Speedway is helping to pave the way. Nicole Grote, a 21-year-old from Surprise, and Tucson’s Jennifer Hall, 19, are leading the effort to break through. They are battling stereotypes and double standards and will not be deterred. Meanwhile, they're getting some promotional help from the Tucson Speedway, which -- since it began boosting female racers -- they has become a hotbed for top-tier racers.

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