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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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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A NASCAR Insider's Guide to Daytona

    A NASCAR Insider's Guide to Daytona
    DAYTONA BEACH — It is early morning in Daytona Beach, and you pull your Ford into the drive-through at Smoothie King. You pause, and do a double take. There is a man in front of you in a golf cart. That would be Joey Logano, a guy who drives...
  • Your pre-March Madness survival guide

    Your pre-March Madness survival guide
    Woe is us, sports fans! After the Super Bowl and before the NCAA tournament, here lie the dragons of the American sports calendar. Sure, there's action for die-hard Blackhawks and Bulls fans, but even they spend February looking ahead to the thrills of...
  • Edward initiative drives Naperville marathon renaming

    Edward initiative drives Naperville marathon renaming
    Naperville's big fall run had a long name. It just got longer. Organizers announced Tuesday that the Edward Hospital Naperville Marathon & Half Marathon is no more. The third annual event, set for Nov. 8, will be known as the Healthy Driven Naperville...
  • Memo to Richard Petty: Danica Patrick is already a NASCAR winner

     Memo to Richard Petty: Danica Patrick is already a NASCAR winner
    DAYTONA BEACH — Danica Patrick, the sexy young queen of NASCAR, has still not reconciled with Richard Petty, the sexist old king of NASCAR. When I asked Danica on Thursday at NASCAR Media Day if she had talked to Petty since his misogynistic...
  • Puppies, rings, mullets highlight Daytona 500 media day

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona 500 media day included lots of talk — talk about puppy love, wedding rings and a growing mullet — and a lot of conversation about four-time champion Jeff Gordon and what could be his final ride in NASCAR'S...
  • NASCAR PREVIEW: All eyes on Jeff Gordon finale in No. 24

    NASCAR PREVIEW: All eyes on Jeff Gordon finale in No. 24
    Through driver changes, network shuffles, a new championship format and NASCAR's push to reinvent itself, the one constant for more than two decades has been Jeff Gordon behind the wheel every week of the iconic No. 24. Well, it's time to buckle up...
  • Hamlin's week: Danica crash, Gordon good-bye

    Hamlin's week: Danica crash, Gordon good-bye
    DAYTONA BEACH — Denny Hamlin nearly pulled off quite a coup Sunday: the chance to win the granddaddy of races after a falling-out with the GoDaddy girl. Hamlin's week was dominated by his bumper-car controversy with Danica Patrick. Patrick...