Who is shirley “cha cha” muldowney?

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    Drag racing is a sport of egos, and it’s all male egos.
    —Shirley “Cha Cha” Muldowney (b. 1940)

    Popular culture entered my life as Shirley Temple, who was exactly my age and wrote a letter in the newspapers telling how her mother fixed spinach for her, with lots of butter.... I was impressed by Shirley Temple as a little girl my age who had power: she could write a piece for the newspapers and have it printed in her own handwriting.
    Adrienne Rich (b. 1929)