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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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  • 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...
  • Martin, Patrick could be good fit

    As Danica Patrick makes the transition from the open-wheel world to NASCAR nation, she will have an excellent mentor. Tony Stewart will be her team owner while she races a select number of Cup races. Another mentor couldn't hurt. Mark Martin, anybody?...
  • 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...
  • Grand Prix: The benefit of putting Baltimore in the story

    Grand Prix: The benefit of putting Baltimore in the story
    They ran a Grand Prix through the streets of Charm City recently, and if you looked closely, some people say, those were dollars you saw spewing from the exhausts of those high-performance engines. Those are the kinds of dollars that spread all throughout...
  • Busch aggressive off the track too

    Love 'em or hate 'em, the Busch brothers are always in the mix when it comes to contentious relationships in NASCAR. Kurt Busch had to be restrained by team members along pit road in Richmond after an incident with NASCAR.com reporter Joe Menzer....
  • 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...
  • Baltimore Grand Prix: Numbers behind the event

    Baltimore Grand Prix: Numbers behind the event
    Did you know IndyCars get less than 2 MPG? Here are some fun facts.   2 Miles of the Baltimore Grand Prix course 13 Number of turns on the IZOD IndyCar series Baltimore course 650 The number of tire pallets that line the circuit $3,007,055...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...