Meet Christmas Abbott, the first female NASCAR pit crew member in racing.

30-year-old Abbott works the front tire position. She was recruited after an audition and her times are nearly equal to some of the best pit crew members in racing. Abbott is an extremely athletic and competitive person. “I find that those things that scare you most are the most rewarding once you’ve conquered them,” says Abbott.

Watch this inspiring video about Abbott’s perseverance and dedication to better herself and succeed.