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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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  • Organizers hope IndyCar race mingles sport, spectacle in Baltimore

    Organizers hope IndyCar race mingles sport, spectacle in Baltimore
    Pratt Street has a rich history in Baltimore lore. It's old enough that the street has been identified on city maps dating back as far as 1801. But in August of 2011, it will experience something it hasn't seen in its previous 200 years: Cars driving 185...
  • IndyCar CEO sees Grand Prix as a chance to showcase Baltimore

    IndyCar CEO sees Grand Prix as a chance to showcase Baltimore
    The Baltimore Grand Prix is coming Labor Day weekend, just four months after Indy Car racing celebrates 100 years of history, tradition and passion at the Memorial Day classic Indianapolis 500. The two events are not as far apart as they may seem at first...
  • Ribbs back in the driver's seat at Baltimore Grand Prix

    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...
  • Baltimore Grand Prix: Driver sightings, giveaways, discounts

    Baltimore Grand Prix: Driver sightings, giveaways, discounts
    If you're in Baltimore for the Grand Prix or you're simply a local looking for something to do, there's plenty to keep you occupied: driver appearances, concerts, attractions and more. Racer sightings Adobe Road Wine Dinner: With champion driver Marc...
  • From Sun Magazine: Behind the wheel with Baltimore Grand Prix's Jay Davidson

    From Sun Magazine: Behind the wheel with Baltimore Grand Prix's Jay Davidson
    Jay Davidson is, admittedly, no gear-head. But as the president of the Baltimore Grand Prix, Davidson has been living and breathing all things IndyCar the past several months. The inaugural race will bring dozens of high-speed open-wheel cars to...
  • Gearing up for the Baltimore Grand Prix

    Gearing up for the Baltimore Grand Prix
    Welcome to the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix. I'm Mike Conway, and I'll be your unofficial tour guide for the weekend's events. I'll be writing three more blogs for The Sun, so I'll be here to explain things and help you enjoy the race. I'm sure that...
  • Is anyone actually excited about the Baltimore Grand Prix?

    Is anyone actually excited about the Baltimore Grand Prix?
    We're two days removed from the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix, and I haven't talked to one person who is looking forward to the big IndyCar race. Granted, I don't know every single person in Baltimore, but it seems the consensus is that this costly event...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...