Purdue’s Angela Ashmore Makes History as First Woman IndyCar Crew Member to Win Indy 500

Angela Ashmore and IndyCar driver Marcus Ericsson, with Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 8 Huski Chocolate Honda

Purdue alum and IndyCar engineer Angela Ashmore and IndyCar driver Marcus Ericsson, with Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 8 Huski Chocolate Honda, after winning the 2022 Indianapolis 500. (Photo: Chip Ganassi Racing)

What’s it like to be a part of a winning Indianapolis 500 team? And even more, what’s it like to be the first woman IndyCar crew member to win this iconic race?

In this episode of “This Is Purdue,” we’re getting an update from Purdue mechanical engineering alumna and IndyCar engineer Angela Ashmore. On May 29, 2022, Marcus Ericsson won the most famous race in motorsports in Chip Ganassi Racing’s No. 8 Huski Chocolate Honda, and Angela was a big piece of that winning strategy!

Listen in as she describes her experience in Victory Lane, the Boilermaker support she encountered before and after the big race and how it feels to make history as the first woman IndyCar crew member to win the Indy 500.

Plus, in case you missed it, you can hear our original interview with Angela as she discussed her Purdue journey and what she hoped her next giant leap would be. (Spoiler alert: That giant leap was achieved!)