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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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  • Racing rookies flock to Baltimore's inaugural grand prix

    Racing rookies flock to Baltimore's inaugural grand prix
    Turn 1, a sharp right from Pratt Street onto Light Street, was the scene of numerous wipe-outs during practice runs, and as the inaugural Baltimore Grand Prix got started yesterday it was a scene that Chris Clifford captured with his cellphone, which he...
  • Waltrip gearing up to rewrite history

    Michael Waltrip will make a historic run in this year's Daytona 500. He will make his 75th start on the fabled superspeedway — the most of any driver — on Feb. 26. He will drive the No. 40 Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota for Aaron Racing. "When...
  • Peltz: In wake of Wheldon's death, wait is on for action from IndyCar CEO

    After watching the horrifying crash that killed IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon, some quickly shifted their sights to a 44-year-old Californian: Randy Bernard. As chief executive of the Izod IndyCar Series, Bernard heavily promoted the race at Las Vegas Motor...
  • 7-year-old Ellicott City go-kart racer has always felt need for speed

    7-year-old Ellicott City go-kart racer has always felt need for speed
    When Zac Fowler was 3 years old and watched a NASCAR race on TV for the first time, he knew he would get behind the wheel one day. What he didn't know — even after firmly telling his parents, "I wanna do that," over and over again — was...
  • Racer Tominovich is on the fast track to success

    Emilee Tominovich knows how to put the pedal to the metal. As a professional driver in the Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup SCCA Pro Series, the Clarksville resident has a knowledge of motor vehicles that can only be learned by driving them around precise turns...
  • Patrick 'dedicated' to NASCAR future

    Is there any question NASCAR's "It Girl" is serious about hanging with the big boys? News flash: Danica Patrick is skipping the Indianapolis 500 to race in the Coca-Cola 600 in May. That shows a serious level of engagement for Patrick, who has dabbled...
  • He's driven to succeed

    CONCORD, N.C. — Every athlete or coach who has dogged the media would be wise to chat with Brad Keselowski for a few minutes. He would tell them the obvious: It's easier to make honey with reporters than to throw sour grapes at them. Metaphorically...
  • Kentucky Speedway has parking solution

    DAYTONA, Fla. — Kentucky Speedway officials are trying to make nice after the horrendous parking snafus that plagued the Sprint Cup race there last June in Sparta, Ky. "We had a little traffic problem," Bruton Smith, chairman and CEO of Speedway...
  • Rahal leans on family as he bounces back from a rough 2010

    Rahal leans on family as he bounces back from a rough 2010
    LEXINGTON, Ohio — When Graham Rahal drives into the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, all he can think of is family. His grandfather, Mike, raced here in the 1960s, his father , Bobby, the 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner, raced here in the late 1970s....
  • Dixon edges Franchitti to win Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio

    Dixon edges Franchitti to win Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio
    Picking up speed into the fourth turn when the green flag waved on Lap 61, Scott Dixon planned to hold the line beside his teammate Dario Franchitti and then try to pull ahead out of the turn. But Franchitti got such a good start, Dixon had to change...
  • Danica Rule doesn't weigh on Patrick

     
    In football, there's a so-called Roy Williams rule outlawing the horse-collar tackle and back in the day, the introduction of a shot clock in college basketball was largely regarded as the Dean Smith rule because of the legendary coach's slow-down four-...
  • Waving (checkered) flag for car race in city

    What exactly are we envisioning for the big IndyCar race proposed for Baltimore in 2011? Speeding cars skidding around street corners?The smell of burning rubber and fuel filling the air? Wild-eyed crowds packing the sidewalks? Don't we already have...