Danica Patrick

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Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick (born March 25 1982) is an American auto racer and model. She is the first female to win an IndyCar Series race.[1] She also has the highest finish by a woman in the Indianapolis 500 in third place.[2] She is currently competing in the NASCAR Nationwide[3] and Sprint Cup Series.[4] In the 2013 Daytona 500, Patrick became the first woman in the Sprint Cup to earn pole position,[5] and led a few laps, also a first for female drivers. Patrick finished 8th, the highest by a female.[6] Patrick was born in Beloit, Wisconsin.

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  1. "Danica Patrick Makes History With Indy Japan 300 Win". Fox News. 2008-04-20. Retrieved 2012-10-26. 
  2. "Danica Patrick's Top 12 Moments". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2012-10-26. 
  3. "Danica Patrick joins NASCAR". F1 Fanatic. 2009-12-08. Retrieved 2012-10-26. 
  4. "Patrick to run 10 Sprint Cup races in No. 10 car in 2012". Skirts and Scuffs. 2011-11-04. Retrieved 2012-10-26. 
  5. "Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500". Huffington Post. 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  6. "Danica Patrick finishes eighth in Daytona 500". USA Today. 2013-02-24. Retrieved 2013-06-18.