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Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick
Patrick is a professional race car driver and competes in the IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. She won her first race in 2008, becoming the first woman ever to cross the finish line first in an IndyCar event. She began her pro career in 2005, and was named Rookie of the Year after finishing 12th in the IndyCar Series championship.
Patrick is a professional race car driver and competes in the IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series. She won her first race in 2008, becoming the first woman ever to cross the finish line first in an IndyCar event. She began her pro career in 2005, and was named Rookie of the Year after finishing 12th in the IndyCar Series championship. « Show less

Top Danica Patrick Articles

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  • Despite a few bumps, new Indy track gets off to smooth start

    Despite a few bumps, new Indy track gets off to smooth start
    Having survived an earthquake and a hurricane last week, Baltimore Grand Prix CEO and president Jay Davidson joked that he was "waiting for the locusts." What descended Friday amid the deafening roar of 180-mph Indy racecars along the 2.03-mile track...
  • Despite its pitfalls, Danica Patrick thinks Baltimore can 'be a great race for me'

    Despite its pitfalls, Danica Patrick thinks Baltimore can 'be a great race for me'
    Danica Patrick couldn't quite believe what was happening Thursday evening. There she was, riding in a golf cart, taking a tour of the city's new 2.03-mile temporary street course, trying to get a feel for the new track that will host Sunday's inaugural...
  • Towson grad Thormann is now the brains behind Andretti racing

    Towson grad Thormann is now the brains behind Andretti racing
    When he was growing up in Towson, JF Thormann could not, in his wildest fantasies, have imagined a day when downtown Baltimore would be turned into a IndyCar racetrack. He did, however, frequently spend his afternoons and evenings pretending there was...
  • Grand Prix aims to be green, but challenges remain

    Grand Prix aims to be green, but challenges remain
    When race fans roll into town for the Baltimore Grand Prix this weekend, they can expect to find the Inner Harbor course lined with more than 1,200 recycling bins, and their drinks will be served in cups made of biodegradable corn instead of plastic. The...
  • Scenes from the Baltimore Grand Prix

    Scenes from the Baltimore Grand Prix
    Among the tens of thousands of fans who came this weekend for the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix were a large number of racing rookies. They were attracted for a variety of reasons -- fast cars, a party atmosphere and the idea of supporting their...
  • 16-year-old driver Zach Veach is on the fast track

    16-year-old driver Zach Veach is on the fast track
    He's written a book — "99 Things Teens Wish They Knew Before Turning 16" — dealing with serious subjects like bullying, sex and peer pressure. He's spoken to the Minnesota state legislature, inspiring it to pass legislation against texting...
  • De Silvestro hopes her luck is turning after solid qualifying run

    De Silvestro hopes her luck is turning after solid qualifying run
    Simona De Silvestro stepped out of her hauler Saturday afternoon after an intense meeting with her race team, only to be greeted by a pleasant surprise. A green and white birthday cake covered with candles. De Silvestro, who was born in Switzerland,...
  • Penske and Ganassi prepare for another close finish

    Penske and Ganassi prepare for another close finish
    Two of the most important car owners in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Roger Penske and Chip Ganassi, sat beside each other Saturday afternoon to discuss the rivalry between their teams as the IndyCar season heads toward its finish. Penske's Will Power and...
  • 5 things to watch in today's Baltimore Grand Prix

    5 things to watch in today's Baltimore Grand Prix
    Here are five things to look for in today's Baltimore Grand Prix, the inaugural IndyCar race for the city: 1. Is the track/course ready for its IndyCar debut? Drivers have politely pointed out over the weekend that there are some issues with the course....
  • Baltimore Grand Prix viewing will be both loud and luxurious

    Baltimore Grand Prix viewing will be both loud and luxurious
    Now that Baltimore's debut Grand Prix is just days away, the trash talk is revving up by the hour. And that's not counting the race car drivers. Nope, the motormouths trading good-natured insults are the fans who will watch the races up close and...
  • Will Power cruises to IndyCar win in Sonoma

    Will Power trailed IZOD IndyCar Series championship front-runner Dario Franchitti by 47 points entering the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma. He moves on to the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix on Sunday considerably closer. Power pulled away early, didn't have...
  • Ribbs back in the driver's seat

    The latest chapter in the remarkable 35-year career of racecar driver Willy T. Ribbs began "in the middle of an Iowa cornfield." Ribbs, the first African-American to drive in the Indianapolis 500, didn't see any helmeted ghosts of Daytona's past or...