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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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  • Excerpts: Sampling of columns of note from the past week

    MARK PURDY, San Jose Mercury News, on GIANTS RIDING BUMGARNER TO ANOTHER WORLD SERIES TITLE Madison Bumgarner took the mound in the fifth inning Wednesday night. He never gave it back. The Giants took a 3-2 lead in the fourth inning. They never looked...
  • Danica Patrick remains NASCAR queen of polarizing crossfire

    Danica Patrick remains NASCAR queen of polarizing crossfire
    Danica Patrick seems intent on immersing herself in NASCAR controversy lately. She is feuding with Joey Logano. She is ripping NASCAR's diversity program. She is complaining about qualifying at Talladega after her boyfriend got bounced. Here's a...
  • Reader feedback Oct. 30: Sports, U-boats, maps

    Wrong location •Al: The danger in running sports columns from Tribune writers who aren't actually at the event carries a great possibility of errors. Case in point: Danica Patrick finished 34th last weekend at Martinsville Speedway, a track right...
  • sports correction

    A story in Wednesday's sports section incorrectly said that Danica Patrick finished in 34th-place last weekend in a NASCAR race in Richmond. She finished 34th in last week's race in Martinsville, Va. Patrick finished 16th in the most recent race at...
  • Earnhardt wins at Martinsville

    Earnhardt wins at Martinsville
    The Sports Xchange By Amanda Vincent, The Sports Xchange Earnhardt wins at Martinsville MARTINSVILLE, Va. — Dale Earnhardt Jr. claimed his first career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series win at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday, taking the checkered...
  • Sighting: Jared Allen attends Disney on Ice

    Sighting: Jared Allen attends Disney on Ice
    Jared Allen isn't kidding when he says he's a family man now. The colorful Bears defensive end and his wife Amy took their soon-to-be-three-year-old daughter to Disney on Ice Presents Princesses and Heroes September 11 at the United Center. According to...
  • After Harvick wins and advances in Sprint Cup Chase, drivers brawl

    After Harvick wins and advances in Sprint Cup Chase, drivers brawl
    CONCORD, N.C. -- Kevin Harvick held off Jeff Gordon to win the Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night and join Joey Logano in the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Gordon finished second,...
  • Harvick wins Cup race at Charlotte, advances to next round

    CONCORD, N.C. -- Kevin Harvick held off Jeff Gordon to win the Bank of America 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday night and join Joey Logano in the next round of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. Gordon finished...
  • NASCAR's Danica Patrick: Performance 'going in the right direction'

    NASCAR's Danica Patrick: Performance 'going in the right direction'
    NASCAR's Danica Patrick is a middling 28th in the point standings -- the same spot she held seven months ago -- but to hear her tell it, she's getting better. "It's all going in the right direction," Patrick said Wednesday in a telephone interview...
  • Danica Patrick reminisces about wreck and romance at Chicagoland Speedway

    Danica Patrick reminisces about wreck and romance at Chicagoland Speedway
    Danica Patrick sheds more light into exactly what happened when she and boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr. crashed at Chicagoland Speedway on Sept. 14 and gives a glimpse into what a workplace romance looks like at more than 140 miles per hour. In an article...
  • Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff

    Two spots still open in NASCAR's Chase for the Cup title playoff
    There are 19 drivers with a shot at securing the final two spots in NASCAR's 16-driver Chase for the Cup title playoff going into the race Saturday night at Richmond International Raceway in Virginia. Four of those 19 Sprint Cup Series drivers could...