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Here’s what you need to know about Christmas Abbott’s pre-‘Big Brother’ NASCAR time


Long before Raleigh’s Christmas Abbott starting making a name for herself on the CBS reality competition series “Big Brother,” the CrossFit star was known for being the first female on a pit crew in a NASCAR Sprint Cup series (on the Michael Waltrip team).

When Christmas was training with NASCAR pit teams in 2012 and when she made the team in 2013, we wrote some great stories about her journey – and took some great photos. Here are the stories and photos in one place for you.

And while you’re clicking, here is all of our Christmas Abbott-“Big Brother” coverage so far this season, including stories about her broken foot, foot surgery and more.