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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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  • Media Day features loose champ, dating drivers

    Media Day features loose champ, dating drivers
    Brad Keselowski strolled through the Daytona 500 Club with his cell phone in one hand and a half-empty bottle in the other.     Nope, not beer. Not this time.     Keselowski was drinking orange juice Thursday at Daytona 500 Media Day, which officially...
  • The Backstretch Blog: Rookie of the Year

    The Backstretch Blog: Rookie of the Year
    When was the last time winning the Rookie of the year in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series actually meant something? Think about it...Stephen Leicht, Andy Lally, Kevin Conway? But this season's rookie of the year competition promises, at least on paper to be...
  • The Backstretch Blog: The Never Ending Story

    I get it. It's Danica Patrick. She is the a female in a male dominated story. Every time she does something it's a story.  Her story is almost always "groundbreaking" and yes it's never ending. That being said, she is making the move up to the Sprint...
  • Danica Patrick still has her eye on NASCAR Nationwide Series

    Danica Patrick still has her eye on NASCAR Nationwide Series
    Yes, Danica Patrick will run her first full season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year. No, Patrick won't compete in the Indianapolis 500 in 2013, as she reiterated for the umpteenth time during Monday's Stewart-Haas Racing stop on the NASCAR Sprint...
  • Danica Patrick not running in this year's Indy 500

    Danica Patrick not running in this year's Indy 500
    Danica Patrick says she does not plan to race in this year's Indianapolis 500 because she wants to concentrate on her first full-time season in NASCAR's Sprint Cup series. Patrick also skipped the Indy 500 last year, instead running in the Coca-Cola...
  • Sighting: Star-filled New Year's Eve -- and week ahead

    Sighting: Star-filled New Year's Eve -- and week ahead
    Where did the famous and semi-famous spend New Year's Eve in the Chicago area? NASCAR driver Danica Patrick dined New Year's Eve at the newly opened Baume & Brix in the River North neighborhood before heading nearby to The Grid. "Cooler Than Me"...
  • Interview: Movie role will keep Jennifer Hudson in holiday spirit

    Interview: Movie role will keep Jennifer Hudson in holiday spirit
    It's a good thing Jennifer Hudson was already in the Christmas spirit Tuesday at her "A Hudson Holiday" party at the House of Blues, because the Oscar-winning actress and Grammy-winning singer will need it for the next few months. Hudson was recently...
  • Top performances of 2012: Bowyer is NASCAR comeback driver of the year

    Top performances of 2012: Bowyer is NASCAR comeback driver of the year
    No one saw this coming. No one.   Brad Keselowski won his first race in 2009 at Talladega Superspeedway, running a part-time schedule with single-car team Phoenix Racing. It was a nice story in a long season, one that ended with Jimmie Johnson winning the...
  • Jay-Z's $20K purchase raises local artist's profile

    Jay-Z's $20K purchase raises local artist's profile
    Hebru Brantley's trip to Miami Beach for the high-profile Art Basel art show was winding down when the Chicago-based street artist and De La Salle Institute alum was told there was one more potential customer who wanted to meet him right before his flight...
  • New buzz around IndyCar Series and a new oval on the way

    New buzz around IndyCar Series and a new oval on the way
    The IndyCar Series has had a pretty bumpy ride over the last few years with a dwindling fan base, low TV ratings, the death of rising star Dan Wheldon and more recently, a management fiasco.  But IndyCar may be turning the corner. “We're in a...
  • Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos is injured ... again

    Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos is injured ... again
    HOUSTON -- Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos returned to the starting lineup on Saturday for the first time since bruising his left thumb while sliding into second base against Pittsburgh last Sunday. Four innings into the game against the Houson...
  • Clarification to All-Star Race rule may favor Danica Patrick

    Clarification to All-Star Race rule may favor Danica Patrick
    The rules surrounding Saturday night's Sprint All-Star Race continue to change, and the latest tweak might benefit Danica Patrick.     Among a handful of changes announced Wednesday was a clarification that the winning driver of the Sprint Fan Vote...