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10/17/2011 02:40 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Edna Baldwin Drives NASCAR: 92-Year-Old Woman Drives Race Car Thanks To LA Racing

Edna Baldwin has a need for speed.

The Whittier Daily News reports that the 92-year-old achieved her goal of getting behind the wheel of an official NASCAR racing vehicle. She took the car for a ride at Irwindale Speedway in California.

Baldwin got help realizing her dream from Webb Weiman, who got in touch with LA Racing which welcomed Baldwin with open arms.

"When I contacted the people at LA Racing, they said as long as Edna has a valid driver's license and she's an active driver, then they are basically waiting for her with revved engines and open arms," Weiman told the Daily News.

Baldwin's hardly the only senior citizen to make headlines by embracing daring activities.

There's also Judy Wade, who went sky diving when she turned 82.

In August, Keiko Fukuda became the first 98-year-old woman with a black belt in Judo.

And finally, ABC News reported on Frances Gabe, the 91-year-old who went bungee jumping at the Big Fresno Fair.

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