Danica
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Danica down the front straightway at Michigan International Speedway during Saturday's practice 7/30/05

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Danica qualified 16th for the 2016 Daytona 500 and was involved in
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About Danica
Snippets - 2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
Danica in the News - 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 20122011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005
Results Recap
Race Results: 
2016, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009,-2008, 2007, 2006
Related Issue:
Get Used to it, Boys, Secret Deodorant, Features in Hot Rod , FHM (9/05), TV Guide (7/31/05), and SI (6/6/05). Danica's Photo Gallery , MIS Photo Gallery, More 20 Hottest Photos of Danica Patrick Danica Patrick’s 26 Sexiest TwitPics Danica Patrick swimsuit and bikini pictures Danica Patrick Shows Off Curves in Sexy Showgirl Costume at American Country Awards—Take a Look! The Wall Street Journal where Jeff Gordon and Danica were mentioned in a story about reaction times. Ebay
Contact: Contact Danica or www.danicaracing.com

Danica Sue Patrick
Sport: IndyCar Driver
Birthday: March 25, 1982
Residence: Phoenix, Arizona
Height: 5-2
Weight: 105 lbs
Parents: TJ and Bev Patrick,, Sister: Brooke
Birthplace: Beloit, WI
Residence: Phoenix, AZ
Career Hightlights:
IRL's rookie of the year (2005)
Fourth-place finish at the Indianapolis 500 (2005)
12th in points standings

Danica Patrick epitomizes the life of fast cars and hot women. In 2005, she was the first woman to lead the Indy 500 and finished fourth after dueling winner Dan Wheldon in the final laps. Her rise to prominence helped increase IndyCar ratings by 40 percent in the past year.

Only the second woman to ever race in both the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500 after Janet Guthrie, Patrick won rookie of the year 2005 for her consistent finishes in the top ten, her first pole win at the Kansas Speedway and her overall finish of 12th place in 2005. She maintained her reputation as a constant threat to best racers in IndyCar in each subsequent year of her career, leading up to a 5th place finish overall in 2009, the highest on the Mario Andretti racing team, truly solidifying Patrick as one of the best drivers in the sport. It seemed it was only a matter of time before Patrick would be vying for first place overall in IndyCar.

Patrick is the jewel of the racetrack and was honored with several female athlete of the year recognitions. She is constantly being sought out by the media -- appearing on late shows (Letterman is part-owner of her racing team) and making "SportsCenter" ads, for example -- and she also has posed for FHM and the cover of ESPN The Magazine's Hot & Cool issue. The black-haired bombshell keeps her toned figure by doing extreme yoga sessions in a 100-degree room.

With all the attention, she proves that she definitely can take on the heat -- on and off the racecourse.
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Danica


Danica Patrick on racing go-karts in her youth, the short history of women racers, and her groundbreaking win.


A series of 14 snippets

Biography

Childhood Ambitions:

Veterinarian … then secretary … then singer … then racecar driver.

Champion Focus:

Her edge as a driver is, “a little bit of mind over matter… Putting yourself in the mood and feeling positive, feeling optimistic, feeling confident. I can flip a switch pretty easily.”

A Strong Marriage:

“You have to be willing to sacrifice for each other so that you can spend time together because I feel that if you don't spend a lot of time together, you keep growing, but you don't grow together.”

Advice to Young People:

“Don't try and be like someone else cause you never can be. You have your own path and that's what makes you unique and that's what makes you interesting.”

Danica Patrick is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing, and is one of the most famous and recognized female athletes in the world. She is the only woman to ever win in the IndyCar series as well as holding the highest finish by a woman (3rd place) at the Indianapolis 500.
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Danica Patrick drove for Rahal-Letterman Racing 2005-2006 where she is shattering records, becoming the first women in history to win a pole position in the Toyota Atlantic Championship.

At the age of ten, Danica exploded onto the karting scene, placing second in points against 20 other drivers. In her second year she began to climb, racing in the WKA Midwest Sprint Series in Yamaha Sportsman and US 820 Sportsman, placing second and breaking two track records in a single day.

By Danica’s third year, she had seized her first national points championship in WKA Manufacturer’s Cup in the Yamaha Sportsman class. By the age of thirteen, she had won the WKA Great Lakes Sprint Series title in the Yamaha Restricted Junior and US 820 Junior classes.

Danica solidified her reputation the following year in the Yamaha Jr. and Yamaha Restricted Jr. classes winning a knock-out 39 of 49 feature races. In her last year of karting she won the Grand National championship in the Yamaha Lite and HPV Lite classes.

By the age of sixteen Danica was racing in the Formula Vauxhall Winter Series in England, placing in the top ten of the 14 races.

2000 was a record year for 18 year old Danica when she finished second in the England Formula Ford Festival, the highest finishing American driver since 1998, stunning the critical British racing community. This success brought her to the attention of three-time Champ Cat titleholder and 1986 Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal, who believes that Danica is the next female sports star in North America.

Danica became a household name when she entered the Toyota Atlantic Series and became the first full-time female driver in the history of the series.

2003 has been a key year for this young and talented driver as she shows that she’s got what it takes to win. With a choice of the Indy or Champ Car series next year, this could be the time that she climbs into the racing limelight.

Results Recap


2015

2014

2013

Danica is scheduled to run the entire NASCAR Cup series and she starts it off with the Pole position at the first race of the season - the Daytona 500.

2012

Patrick left the IndyCar series to compete full-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series

2010

In 2010, Patrick began racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series

2009

She later placed 3rd in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, which was both a personal best for her at the track, and the highest finish by a woman in the event's history. Patrick holds the IRL record for most consecutive races running at the finish. Finished career-high fifth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
Recorded five top-five and 10 top-10 finishes, with a best of third at Indianapolis.
Posted third consecutive season of at least 10 top-10 finishes.
Earned seventh consecutive top-10 finish at Richmond.

2008

Finished sixth in IndyCar Series standings for Andretti Green Racing.
Became first female to win a major closed-course auto race in April at Twin Ring Motegi.
Recorded 10 top-10 finishes and led two races.

2007

Finished seventh in IndyCar Series standings in first season with Andretti Green Racing.
Recorded four top-five finishes and 11 top-10 finishes with a best finish of second at Belle Isle.
Runner-up finish at Belle Isle matched best finish by a female driver in the IndyCar Series (Sarah Fisher, Homestead-Miami 2001).
Qualified on the front row at Mid-Ohio and Infineon.
Voted Indy DownForce Most Popular Driver for third consecutive season.

2006

Finished ninth in IndyCar Series standings for Rahal Letterman Racing despite sitting out season-opening race at Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Recorded two top-five and eight top-10 finishes with best finish of fourth (Nashville and Milwaukee).
Started 10th and finished eighth in Indianapolis 500.
Voted Indy DownForce Most Popular Driver for second consecutive season.

2005

Won Bombardier Rookie of the Year Award after finishing 12th in IndyCar Series standings for Rahal Letterman Racing.
Recorded two top-five and seven top-10 finishes with best finish of fourth (Motegi and Indianapolis).
Earned three pole positions (Kansas, Kentucky, Chicagoland) to tie Tomas Scheckter's rookie record for pole positions in a season.
Started fourth and finished fourth at 89th Indianapolis 500 and earned Chase Rookie of the Year honors. The highest starting and finishing position for a woman driver in the event's history. Led 19 laps, the first woman to lead at Indianapolis.

2004

Finished third in Toyota Atlantic series standings driving for Rahal Letterman Racing.
Became first female to lead in points when she led the standings after the Portland race.
Recorded 10 top-five finishes in 12 races, including a best finish of second at Portland.
Earned first career pole position at Portland to become first female driver to win a Toyota Atlantic series pole position.

2003

Finished sixth in Toyota Atlantic series standings driving for Team Rahal.
Earned five top-five finishes, including best finish of second at Miami.
Became first female driver in series history to finish on podium with third-place at Monterrey, Mexico.

2002

Won pro division of Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at Long Beach Grand Prix from pole position.
Signed with Team Rahal and named driver for team's 2003 Toyota Atlantic series program.
Competed in five Barber Dodge Pro Series events for Team Rahal with best finish of fourth (Vancouver).

2001

Competed in British Zetek Formula Ford Championship
Earned Gorsline Scholarship Award, given to top upcoming road-racing driver.

2000

Competed in British Zetek Formula Ford Championship for Andy Welch and European Formula Ford Series for Haywood Racing.
Finished second at the Formula Ford Festival at Brands Hatch, England, the highest finish by an American in the event

1999

Finished ninth in British Formula Vauxhall Championship.

1998

Made European debut in Formula Vauxhall Winter Series.
Competed in a limited karting schedule while attending Formula Ford Racing School in Canada.

Early Career

Competed in kart racing, winning several World Karting Association Regional, National and Grand National championships.

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