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Up And Coming Driver Personalities - Seventeen Magazine Features Shannon McIntosh

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NEW YORK, July 6, 2011: Seventeen, the iconic fashion and beauty magazine for 13 million teen girls each month, today announced that USF2000 Mazda Road to Indy driver Shannon McIntosh would be featured in the Hearst publication's August issue, on newsstands Tuesday, July 5.

"Being part of the first ever Pretty Amazing real girl cover contest with Seventeen magazine has already been so humbling," said McIntosh, who just returned from the magazine's New York City headquarters. "I didn't realize the full scope of what I was apart of until I was in New York City at the photoshoot and now, getting a page in the August issue of the magazine is icing on the cake."

Announced in late May 2011 as one of five finalists-out of 35,000-for the cover of Seventeen's October Pretty Amazing real girl cover issue, McIntosh would also be awarded a check for $10,000 from NeutrogenaŽ should she win.

The 21-year-old Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing driver returned just last week from a whirlwind trip to NYC where she walked the red carpet at the Neutrogena Wave for Change luncheon, received a makeover, photo shoot, and face time with actress Miranda Cosgrove, celebrity blogger Jared Eng of, and Seventeen magazine editor-and-chief Ann Shokets.

Should McIntosh win the cover of Seventeen's October issue, she would be the first athlete to grace the magazine's cover since Olympian Dorothy Hamill's 1976 iconic cover.

Voting continues through August for McIntosh to win the contest at,

McIntosh's profile in Seventeen's August issue features actress Emma Watson as the coveted cover model.

About Shannon McIntosh

Shannon McIntosh is a 21-year-old autoracing driver who competes in INDYCAR's 'Mazda Road to Indy' USF2000 National Championship Series for Cape Motorsports with Wayne Taylor Racing, the most successful team at that level. McIntosh began her racing career at age 5, and has amassed over 100 combined victories through Quarter Midgets and USAC Midgets. With over 17 years of racing experience under her belt, she brings a wealth of oval track knowledge unlike most drivers entering the series with little or no oval experience. She was the highest-ranking female on pavement in the Midwest in 2006 and named "DARF Asphalt Driver of the Year" in the USAC Ford Focus Midget Series. Some of McIntosh's other accolades include being awarded the coveted Kara Hendrick Memorial Scholarship while attending the Lyn St. James Driver Development Program as well as being named a recipient of the 2010 Pitfit scholarship. McIntosh is currently the sole female driver in the USF2000 National Championship Series and the only American female driver in the developmental "Mazda Road to Indy" pipeline. McIntosh has been a guest or profiled on a variety of platforms including, USA Today, Just Jared, Jr.,, SEVENTEEN, GLAMOUR, Girl's Life Magazine, TLC's Sarah Palin's Alaska, and Indianapolis Woman, among others.