Teri MacDonald-Cadieux is racing's ironwoman

MacDonald-Cadieux, in her first year on the CASCAR Series is currently second in points among rookies, and 15th overall. She has her career sights set firmly on the U.S. and NASCAR, so it's no surprise that she looks forward to logging heavy...

MacDonald-Cadieux, in her first year on the CASCAR Series is currently second in points among rookies, and 15th overall. She has her career sights set firmly on the U.S. and NASCAR, so it's no surprise that she looks forward to logging heavy miles in this country.

After all, how many people would interrupt their racing season for a cross-country trek? Even more interesting, how many people would do it under a constant rainstorm?

On Tuesday, August 7th, MacDonald-Cadieux, who hails from Whitby, Ontario, will depart from Seattle on a cross-country trek in search of "America's Safest Driver," culminating on August 23rd in New York. MacDonald will be stopping in different cities along the 4,300 mile route, promoting safe driving and alerting people that the search for America's Safest Driver is on.

MacDonald-Cadieux won't be driving in just any old vehicle, however. She will be traveling in the AccuVision Rain Car, a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser, which will have a "rain cloud" -- complete with a lightning bolt and sounds of thunder and rain-related music -- affixed to its roof, pouring rain down on the windshield to highlight the safety benefits of Castrol AccuVision, a new rain repelling glass treatment.

She won't be giving up on her racing during the trip. MacDonald-Cadieux will still compete in CASCAR, flying back to Canada twice for races in the middle of the tour.

It's obviously a busy month, but MacDonald-Cadieux doesn't mind being behind the wheel. She was driving go-karts at the age of two, has been a professional racer since 1990, and is a former member of the Pace Car team on the CART series. Her brother Randy MacDonald is a driver on the NASCAR Truck Series, and her husband Charles races motorcycles in Canada and is a member of her crew.

"Racing is in the family," said MacDonald-Cadieux.

-Alan Taylor Racing

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Series Automotive , NASCAR Canada
Drivers Teri MacDonald , Alan Taylor