Pro Racer Leaves Sport, Hopes for Family.

Sarah Fisher, 30, an IndyCar Series driver who in 2000 was the youngest woman competing in the Indy500, told the New York Times that she has voluntarily pulled herself off the track in order to pursue parenthood. “I knew going into the sport I couldn’t drive racecars and have babies,” Fisher told the Times. “I knew one day I was going to have to stop this and figure out something else to do.”

 

“There’s not enough room for a pregnant athlete in there,” Fisher said, referring to the cockpit. “. . . That’s the biggest detriment to being a female athlete. You can’t compete and be a parent at the same time.” (January 2011)