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Former Survivor contestant moving up NASCAR’s ranks


02 September, 2015 - Julia Landauer car and firesuit at Lee Pulliam’s Shop in Alton, VA. (Photo courtesy of Bill McAnally Racing)

Scott Hunter

Julia Landauer, a cast member on the show “Survivor” in 2013, has joined Bill McAnally Racing and will be part of the organization’s four-car NASCAR K&N Pro Series lineup.

Landauer, 24, won the Limited Late Model division last year at Motor Mile Speedway in Redford, Va.

She joins a lineup that includes defending K&N West champion Chris Eggleston, 16-year-0ld Riley Herbst and 15-year-old Todd Gilliland, son of NASCAR Sprint Cup driver David Gilliland.

The team, which has won six K&N West titles, plans to run all four drivers in the K&N West Series along with select K&N Pro Series East events.

Landauer, who will be a rookie in the K&N Series, is making her return to Bill McAnally Racing. She drove in a handful of NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model races for the team in 2009.

“After a track championship in 2015, it’s time to carry that momentum into 2016,” Landauer said in a statement from the team. “BMR is a successful, hard-working group of people who produce top-notch equipment and I can’t wait to get on track for the first race.”

A Stanford University graduate, Landauer made it to day 19 on “Survivor” before she was eliminated.

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