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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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  • Marco Andretti welcomes Simona de Silvestro to IndyCar team

    Marco Andretti welcomes Simona de Silvestro to IndyCar team
    When Marco Andretti went on a late-race charge in the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg in 2013 and wound up with a third-place finish — his best in nine starts on the St. Pete street circuit — one of the drivers in his way was Simona de Silvestro....
  • NASCAR's volatile Stewart-Haas team steered by steady-handed Gene Haas

    NASCAR's volatile Stewart-Haas team steered by steady-handed Gene Haas
    As a beaming Kevin Harvick held a news conference after winning the NASCAR race in Las Vegas a week ago, the man to his right sat mostly expressionless, a baseball cap pulled low over his forehead. The man was Gene Haas, 62, who co-owns Harvick's team,...
  • Harvick stamps himself overwhelming favorite at Phoenix

    Kevin Harvick has been nearly unstoppable since he charged to his first Sprint Cup championship last season. The overwhelming favorite to win Sunday's race at Phoenix International Raceway, Harvick could realistically have a shot at a three-race sweep of...
  • Busch lifted by warm reception from race team upon return

    Kurt Busch, buoyed by a warm reception from his race team, was finally back in a car Friday preparing for his first race of the season. There was very little rust: He advanced into the final round of qualifying and will start eighth in Sunday's race at...
  • Head-turning starts for 3 NASCAR Cup Series drivers

    We are three races into the 2015 Sprint Cup Series season, so there isn't a significant sample size from which to draw conclusions. But certain performances or the lack thereof have stood out. As the Cup series heads to Phoenix International Raceway this...
  • Gordon crashes pole-winning car in final minutes of practice

    Jeff Gordon crashed during the final practice before Sunday's race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, where his pole-winning car was damaged enough that Hendrick Motorsports pulled out a backup Chevrolet. Gordon had won the pole, but will have to drop to the...
  • Three young drivers appear to be on fast track in NASCAR's elite series

    For three promising young drivers in NASCAR's Sprint Cup Series, there's nowhere to go but up. And that makes for a pressure-packed season. Kyle Larson, Austin Dillon and Trevor Bayne — all in their early 20s — are highly touted because they...
  • Jeff Gordon hopes to change his luck in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS So far, Jeff Gordon's NASCAR farewell tour has featured some nice parting gifts but also some nasty parting shots. Gordon, who announced in January this would be his last year as a fulltime competitor in the Sprint Cup Series, has been caught...
  • Ex-NASCAR Champs See Stars Quitting Earlier

    LOS ANGELES — At 3:44 on an August morning in 2007, former NASCAR champion Dale Jarrett suddenly woke from a sound sleep. "It hit me then," he recalled. "It's time to retire." Jarrett was 50 at the time. He was struggling to recapture his past...
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes Duel history, Danica Patrick qualifies despite crash

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. makes Duel history, Danica Patrick qualifies despite crash
    DAYTONA BEACH — Dale Earnhardt Jr. wasted little time establishing himself as the driver to beat during Sunday's Daytona 500. The reigning champion began Thursday's opening Budweiser Duel alone on the back row, in 25th place, but needed fewer than...
  • Danica Patrick crashes during practice, needs strong Duels showing to make Daytona 500 field

    Danica Patrick crashes during practice, needs strong Duels showing to make Daytona 500 field
    A five-car wreck involving Danica Patrick during Wednesday’s Sprint Cup practice session has turned up the pressure on the only female competitor at SpeedWeeks. Patrick will be forced to her back-up car and to start from the back of the pack...