Cathy Venturini a Trailblazer at Venturini Motorsports, ARCA, and in Support of Women in Racing.

The Ultra Blue Crew – the first all-female pit crew in racing. Cathy Venturini second from the left front row, supporting her husband, Bill Venturini to his first ARCA Menards Series championship. Photo – Courtesy of Venturini Motorsports

Today there are several women competitors in the sport of racing, but few that are making their way to the upper ranks of NASCAR. Hailie Deegan is making waves winning and working her way through the NASCAR K&N Pro Series with Bill McAnally Racing and in the ARCA Menards Series with Venturini Motorsports. And although she faces resistance in the midst of her success, many feel she is the future of the sport and destined to stardom. For her path to the upper ranks, Deegan has chosen teams that are trailblazers with a lot of success in their respective areas. What stands apart though is Cathy Venturini with Venturini Motorsports, who in the 80s made her own waves to pave the way for women looking to break into a male-dominated sport while also facing resistance to success and her presence. Some may not even know her story and the important role she’s played not only within the family-owned team but how she’s opened the door for other women to take part and find success in the sport.

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Coming Home to Chicagoland, Venturini Motorsports Spans Six Decades of Racing Success

Patriarch, Tony Venturini competing in the No. 25 in the 1950s Photo - Courtesy of Venturini Motorsports

Patriarch, Tony Venturini competing in the No. 25 in the 1950s
Photo – Courtesy of Venturini Motorsports

The Chicagoland Venturini Family Name is among the Most Prestigious in Racing. 

As the NASCAR XFINITY and ARCA teams head to Chicagoland Speedway this weekend, we celebrate Throwback Thursday by featuring Venturini Motorsports and their midwestern roots spanning six decades of racing success. Today, their name is one of the most recognized within the sport, but there are possibly some nuggets about this family that are not so well-known to race fans.

So, let’s take a stroll through the Venturini family history. Continue reading