IndyCar Series adds Katherine Legge to 2012 lineup
At age 31, Katherine Legge will finally be an IndyCar rookie.
On Monday, Dragon Racing confirmed the British native would race in America this season, driving the No. 6 entry sponsored by TrueCar. Legge has signed a two-year deal with a one-year option to drive with teammate Sebastien Bourdais for Jay Penske's team.
Legge won three races in Toyota Atlantics in 2005, becoming the first woman to win a major open-wheel race in North America. She also was the first woman to compete in the defunct Champ Car World Series and spent the last three seasons as a factory driver for Audi in the European-based DTM, the world's top touring car series.
But Legge says she always wanted to compete in the Indianapolis 500, and now she'll have a chance.