Leilani Munter is ready for a pit stop. If only she had the time.
First there was the big inaugural ball in Washington, where she danced with her friends in the Grateful Dead. Then it was on to Daytona for talks with potential sponsors. Next up: a pair of speaking gigs in southern California and a pre-Oscar party in L.A. co-hosted by Leonardo DiCaprio. Then there was her St. Patrick's Day wedding on a beach on New Zealand's Coromandel Peninsula. And she still hopes to zip a stock car around the track at Talladega Superspeedway this month.
In a sport of barbecue-loving good 'ol boys, she's a self-described “vegetarian hippie-chick race car driver.” A resident of Cornelius, N.C., she’s an eco-activist and computer geek who maintains her two Web sites, including one called carbonfreegirl.com. “I’m just as passionate about the environment as I am about racing,” she says.
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