First woman to lead the Indianapolis 500 First woman to win an Indy Car Series race Highest woman finisher in a NASCAR's top 3 series race 4th place 2013 Daytona 500 pole winner First woman to win a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series pole First woman to lead the Daytona 500 First woman to lead a Cup Series race under green Most top tens by a woman in the Cup Series: 6 Most laps led by a woman in the Cup Series: 64 born March 25, 1982) is an American professional stock car racing driver, model, and advertising spokeswoman.
She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only women's victory in an Indy Car Series race and her third place in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 is the highest finish there ever by a woman. In 2012, she competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and occasionally in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
continues to defend his role in Saturday night’s incident at Kentucky Speedway where a bump from the No.
88 Chevrolet sent Danica Patrick’s car into the wall and ruined her race on Lap 207 of 267.
In 2002 Patrick started driving for Rahal Letterman Racing in the United States.
After making several starts in the Barber Dodge Pro Series, she moved to the Toyota Atlantic Championship for 2003.
James at the 1997 Indianapolis 500 and was introduced to John Mecom Jr., a former winning Indy 500 team owner, who began following her career and arranged for her to go to the U. During a three-year period she raced in Formula Ford, Formula Vauxhall and earned a second-place in Britain's Formula Ford Festival, the highest finish by an American in the event.
The contact was enough to send Patrick into the wall, damaging her car.
"I probably shouldn't have been racing as hard as I was when we ran into the back of Danica," Earnhardt said.
I pumped it three times all the way to the floor and then ran into her.
Because of brake issues he had been dealing with throughout the Quaker State 400, Earnhardt couldn't slow down as he entered Turn 3 and rear-ended Patrick with 61 laps remaining.