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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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  • 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...
  • Chase Elliott honors family ties, builds star-power

    Chase Elliott honors family ties, builds star-power
    A week ago some silly columnist in this space suggested that Chase Elliott doesn't need a nickname. Silly me. I only got it half right. "After all, his name is CHASE," Dennis Peltz said in an email. Expect Mr. Elliott to participate and likely win...
  • Haas embraces F1 the American way

     Haas embraces F1 the American way
    Gene Haas can't stand still. Just a few months after adding Kurt Busch to his NASCAR star-laden team, Haas announced that he will attempt to launch a Formula One team for the 2015 season. It's an ambitious move, and a gamble too. It's hard enough to...
  • Harvick's smooth move means win No. 2; he holds off Dale Jr.

    DARLINGTON, S.C. Kevin Harvick removed all doubt whether he will make the Chase and also made an important addition to his trophy case. Harvick became the first two-time winner of the 2014 Sprint Cup Series by earning a dominating victory by holding...
  • Parents @ Play: East of Easter

    How is it that giving candy and chocolate to kids has become such a major part of so many holiday celebrations? Every one of those holidays has its own, special, traditional sugary treat. In the case of Easter, of course, it's eggs and bunnies. But...
  • Sideline Chatter: Bowling from the back lot

    Sideline Chatter Talk about a backup slider. Andrew Cowen bowled a 280 game in Rockford, Ill., last week backward with a one-pin spare in the second frame the only blemish, breaking the world record for reverse keglers by two pins. "Nobody's thrown a...
  • Donald Trump would be great for NFL

     Donald Trump would be great for NFL
    I was going to write about how Johnny Manziel is the best thing to hit the NFL since the Cowboys unveiled their cheerleaders. Then a truly great self-promoter burst into the news.                 The Donald.                 Donald Trump said he's been...
  • Logano Unconcerned By Practice Rainout

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. — When it comes to making the cut, Joey Logano is in elite company. The only two drivers to make the final 12 in each of the five NASCAR Sprint Cup Series knockout qualifying sessions so far are Logano and six-time series champion...
  • Kyle Busch wins the pole for NASCAR race at Martinsville

    MARTINSVILLE, Va. -- Kyle Busch has seen it time and again at Martinsville Speedway. Driving down pit road, heading back onto the track and in contention for the lead, Busch is used to seeing the pole-sitter gun the engine just off the jack and reassume...
  • Kurt Busch-Keselowski feud flares up just in time for Duck Commander 500

    Kurt Busch tried to hold his tongue Sunday after winning in Martinsville. But finally, he couldn't. He was asked about Brad Keselowski, and he answered. "That's a punk move," he said. "He will get what he gets back when I decide to give it back." Just...
  • A viewer's guide to NASCAR's STP 500

    Patrick seeks to improve attitude Danica Patrick has often attributed her struggles in performance in the Sprint Cup Series to her inability to qualify well. On Friday, despite struggling in practice, she earned just her second top-10 start of her...
  • Record qualifying run puts Hamlin back on track at Bristol

    Record qualifying run puts Hamlin back on track at Bristol
    Rivals beware. Denny Hamlin set a Bristol Motor Speedway track record, then suggested that his Joe Gibbs FedEx Freight Toyota could be even better on Sunday in the Food City 500. "I'm way more excited about it in race trim than the way we were in...