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ESPN will borrow from corporate sibling ABC News for coverage of the upcoming Brickyard 400. ABC News personality Katie Couric will interview NASCAR driver Danica Patrick for a feature that will run during ESPN’s coverage of the July 29 Brickyard 400. According to ESPN, the feature will address Patrick’s “transition to NASCAR, how people perceive her as a person and possible sexism she might face on a daily basis at the racetrack” (ESPN, 7/20). Couric is not a stranger to [...]
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Chicagoland Speedway is about the closest thing Danica Patrick has to a home track.
Although the 1.5-mile oval on the outskirts of Chicago's southwest suburbs didn't open until 2001 and wasn't a part of Patrick's early racing career, it's only about 100 miles away from her hometown of Rockford, Ill.
That means she'll have plenty of family and friends here...
Danica Patrick is in her first full season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series…
Illinois Natives Allgaier, Patrick Light Up Their Home State
Expect the cheers at driver introductions to be extra loud for Illinois natives Justin Allgaier and Danica Patrick this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway for the STP 300. Both Allgaier and Patrick are securely in the top 10 in NASCAR Nationwide Series points 17 races into the season. Allgaier, from Riverview, Ill...
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After spending more than half the year on the road, NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Danica Patrick is glad to be back in her home state of Illinois.
The driver of the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet grew up in Roscoe, Ill, just outside of Rockford, the state's second-largest city and less than two hours from Chicagoland Speedway.
"As a kid, I loved going into the city and downtown...
James Hinchcliffe is taking the place of Danica Patrick in IndyCar in two main aspects. First, he replaced her in the bright green GoDaddy car for Andretti Autosport, and second, he's quickly becoming the face of the series.
Hinchcliffe has yet to win in IZOD IndyCar Series competition, but he's only competing in his second full time season. He won the Sunoco Rookie of the...
Don't be surprised if there's a little extra good-natured, down-home ribbing this weekend between NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Justin Allgaier and Danica Patrick.
Both drivers are Illinois natives: Allgaier hails from Riverton, just outside of the state capital of Springfield, while Patrick was born and raised in Roscoe, on the outskirts of the state's second-largest...