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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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  • McMurray puts Cessna car on Sonoma pole; Bowyer is 5th

    McMurray puts Cessna car on Sonoma pole; Bowyer is 5th
    Those who were surprised that Jamie McMurray won the Coors Light pole for Sunday’s Toyota Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway simply haven’t been paying attention. With a lap at 94.986 mph (75.422 seconds) in Saturday’s time trials,...
  • Bowyer is 5th, his teammate Truex wins at Sonoma

    Bowyer is 5th, his teammate Truex wins at Sonoma
    For Martin Truex Jr., a welcome oasis called Sonoma Raceway at long last ended one of the longest droughts in NASCAR racing. With a convincing victory in Sunday’s Toyota Save Mart 350, Truex ended a winless streak of 218 races dating to June 4,...
  • Racer from Hoxie earns chance of a lifetime

    Racer from Hoxie earns chance of a lifetime
    As Chris Heim continues to race and win on the short tracks of Western Kansas, he dreams of something more. "My goal is to get as far as I possibly can you know," Heim said. "Everybody's goal has got to be NASCAR I'd think. But it's hard to get there....
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. comes to Danica Patrick's defense

    Danica Patrick's former boss, Dale Earnhardt Jr., is coming to her defense as analyst Kyle Petty continues to criticize her driving ability. Petty, like many people, is critical of the hype Patrick gets compared with her accomplishments on the track....
  • Petty says Patrick 'isn't a race car driver'

    Petty says Patrick 'isn't a race car driver'
    Kyle Petty continues to doubt Danica Patrick's future as a NASCAR driver.     During a Thursday night appearance on SPEED's "Race Hub" program, the former driver and current TV analyst said Patrick is more of a marketing machine than a race car driver...
  • Is NASCAR's Danica Patrick a good race-car driver? It's an old debate

    Here we go again. The debate about whether the hype surrounding Danica Patrick outweighs her skill as a race-car driver has lingered in the background ever since she reached racing's big leagues several years ago. Yet as Patrick, 32, muddles through...
  • Sighting: Star-filled New Year's Eve -- and week ahead

    Sighting: Star-filled New Year's Eve -- and week ahead
    Where did the famous and semi-famous spend New Year's Eve in the Chicago area? NASCAR driver Danica Patrick dined New Year's Eve at the newly opened Baume & Brix in the River North neighborhood before heading nearby to The Grid. "Cooler Than Me"...
  • Danica Patrick not running in this year's Indy 500

    Danica Patrick not running in this year's Indy 500
    Danica Patrick says she does not plan to race in this year's Indianapolis 500 because she wants to concentrate on her first full-time season in NASCAR's Sprint Cup series. Patrick also skipped the Indy 500 last year, instead running in the Coca-Cola...
  • Expressions give news-conference photos pizazz

    Expressions give news-conference photos pizazz
    Photojournalists, in the course of the careers, can attend hundreds of press conferences. Most of them are pretty dull with a person talking at a microphone and if one is lucky, there’s an interesting background. But sometimes you have a subject...
  • The Backstretch Blog: The Never Ending Story

    I get it. It's Danica Patrick. She is the a female in a male dominated story. Every time she does something it's a story.  Her story is almost always "groundbreaking" and yes it's never ending. That being said, she is making the move up to the Sprint...
  • Danica Patrick still has her eye on NASCAR Nationwide Series

    Danica Patrick still has her eye on NASCAR Nationwide Series
    Yes, Danica Patrick will run her first full season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series this year. No, Patrick won't compete in the Indianapolis 500 in 2013, as she reiterated for the umpteenth time during Monday's Stewart-Haas Racing stop on the NASCAR Sprint...