Shirley Muldowney is determined to be a top-fuel drag racer, although no woman has ever raced them before. Despite the high risks of this kind of racing and the burden it places on her family life, she perseveres in her dream. Written by
She did something, women were forbidden to do and, become a World Champion.
Did You Know?
Actor Charles Haid was originally cast as Connie Kalitta and filmed for several days before being fired for being difficult. He was replaced by Beau Bridges. See more
When Shirley shows up at the race track with her first dragster, Jack Muldowney says he's going to work on the "carb". The engine has Hilborn injectors, not carburetors. See more
What's a beautiful girl like you doing at a racetrack like this?
Just Walking in the Rain
Written by Johnny Bragg
and Robert S. Riley
Performed by Johnnie Ray See more