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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

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  • Is NASCAR's Danica Patrick a good race-car driver? It's an old debate

    Here we go again. The debate about whether the hype surrounding Danica Patrick outweighs her skill as a race-car driver has lingered in the background ever since she reached racing's big leagues several years ago. Yet as Patrick, 32, muddles through...
  • McMurray puts Cessna car on Sonoma pole; Bowyer is 5th

    McMurray puts Cessna car on Sonoma pole; Bowyer is 5th
    Those who were surprised that Jamie McMurray won the Coors Light pole for Sunday’s Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway simply haven’t been paying attention. With a lap at 94.986 mph (75.422 seconds) in Saturday’s time trials,...
  • Bowyer is 5th, his teammate Truex wins at Sonoma

    Bowyer is 5th, his teammate Truex wins at Sonoma
    For Martin Truex Jr., a welcome oasis called Sonoma Raceway at long last ended one of the longest droughts in NASCAR racing. With a convincing victory in Sunday’s Toyota Save Mart 350, Truex ended a winless streak of 218 races dating to June 4,...
  • Racer from Hoxie earns chance of a lifetime

    Racer from Hoxie earns chance of a lifetime
    As Chris Heim continues to race and win on the short tracks of Western Kansas, he dreams of something more. "My goal is to get as far as I possibly can you know," Heim said. "Everybody's goal has got to be NASCAR I'd think. But it's hard to get there....
  • Do you have the nation's worst job?

    Do you have the nation's worst job?
    Back in the day when I worked really hard at being a reporter, I would sometimes ponder how my job compared to other jobs. (OK. Those who know me may be wondering just how far back we have to go in order to see me working really hard, but let me make my...
  • David Ragan beats Goliaths in astonishing Cup race at Talladega; Bowyer 18th after wreck

     David Ragan beats Goliaths in astonishing Cup race at Talladega; Bowyer 18th after wreck
    In the type of stunning victory that has typified racing at Talladega Superspeedway since its inception, David Ragan led an extraordinary 1-2 finish for Front Row Motorsports, which had never won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race before Sunday.   David...
  • Regan Smith wins wild Nationwide race at Talladega

    Regan Smith wins wild Nationwide race at Talladega
    The delicious irony of Regan Smith's victory in Saturday's Aaron’s 312 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway wasn't lost on the driver of the No. 7 JR Motorsports Chevrolet.   With a push from teammate Kasey Kahne, Smith roared...
  • It's early, but NASCAR stop in Richmond offers plenty for fans

    It's early, but NASCAR stop in Richmond offers plenty for fans
    The Sprint Cup Series stop at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday for the Toyota Owners 400 marks the end of the first quarter for the 36-race season in NASCAR's premier series. So it's early, too early even to make an educated guess whether...
  • New qualifying rules welcome change on NASCAR road courses

    New qualifying rules welcome change on NASCAR road courses
    The phrase "NASCAR qualifying" may be the next best thing to Ambien. It's a snoozefest. Important, of course, to the pole-setter who gets some nice publicity out of the deal and a little bonus cash. Beyond that, it's a mostly boring exercise of taking a...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Where in the World is NASCAR's Tony Stewart

    The Backstretch Blog: Where in the World is NASCAR's Tony Stewart
    We are now eight races into the NASCAR season and Tony Stewart is 21st in the standings, yes I had to look twice. It is 21st. What's worse is, it's not as if he has had bad luck, he's finished every race. But he only has one top ten. In simplest terms......
  • Patrick wants Gilliland to heed his own advice

    Patrick wants Gilliland to heed his own advice
    Danica Patrick thinks David Gilliland should heed his own advice. And she also would prefer if Gilliland started racing her a little cleaner.     Gilliland said after Sunday's race at Kansas that Patrick should "shut up and race," after she complained...
  • Astros manager apologizes to Angels for bush-league ploy

    HOUSTON -- Houston Manager Bo Porter called Angels Manager Mike Scioscia on Saturday to apologize for what many players consider a bush-league ploy, one that caused confusion between Angels catcher Hank Conger and first baseman Mark Trumbo on a popup that...