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~ 1st woman to win the Pole position for a Sprint Cup Series Race
~ 1st woman to lead laps in the Daytona 500
~ 2nd woman to lead laps in a Sprint Cup Series Race
~ Highest finish for a woman in a Sprint Cup Series Race at Daytona
~ 13th driver to lead laps in both the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500
Those are all of the records that Danica Patrick either broke or bettered this past week at the Daytona 500. Those records don’t even include the ones she already holds in the Nationwide Series and the IndyCar Series.
Danica Patrick is a trailblazer in the racing industry and is an inspiration to young girls and even boys, everywhere. Crew Chief Tony Gibson talked on Friday about handing out more lug-nuts to little girls this week then he ever has before. The window looking into her garage stall was covered in so many messages and well wishes for Patrick that even she had to snap a picture of all of the hoopla with her iPhone. The pressure was on for Patrick but she didn’t care. In...
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DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. -- Danica Patrick didnt get the finish she was looking for, but at least this year she finished the Daytona 500 and made history in the process.
After becoming the first woman to win a pole in the Sprint Cup Series let alone the Great American Race Patrick was competitive throughout the entire race and appeared destined to finish third before the field was...
Happy Daytona 500 weekend. In honor of the Great American Race we give you our greatest hits of Danica Patrick. She’s one of the highest earning female athletes in the world, and quite possibly the most searched for female athletes on the internet. She’s a huge brand and quickly becoming the face of NASCAR.
Her the brand is a tour de fource Therefore, we write about her extensively...
Yesterday I asked if Danica Patrick could help turn around NASCAR's struggling ratings with a strong performance from the pole in the Daytona 500. The question was met in the affirmative. The 2013 Daytona 500 won by Jimmie Johnson ahead of Dale Earnhardt Jr. was way up in the overnight ratings versus last year with the number moving Fox and NASCAR to do celebratory donuts...
Danica Patrick leads Daytona! Or at least she led. Danica became the first woman to ever lead a lap at the Daytona 500. So no matter where she finishes, she’s already made history today. Unfortunately, with 55 laps to go, she’s dropped to 9th.
However, Danica Patrick leads Daytona for 5 whole laps. And now that I update this post, she dropped to 12th, with 48 laps to go.
Last week’s Daytona 500 marked the start of the thirty-six race season that makes up the 2013 Sprint Cup Series season, and now NASCAR’s most talented drivers leave the Sunshine state and head west for Arizona, where the drivers will battle on the 1.5 track that is Phoenix International Raceway. Before we break down the race itself, let’s take a look at some of the stories...
With Danica Patrick starting from the pole, the Daytona 500's
preliminary television ratings are much higher than last
Fueled by a contending Danica Patrick, the Daytona 500 returned to form in the television ratings Sunday afternoon. Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500 earned a 10.0 overnight rating on FOX, up 30 from last [...]
Danica Patrick finished eighth in the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, earning the highest finishing position ever for a woman in the “Great American Race.”
The previous best finish for a woman in the Daytona 500 was 11th by Janet Guthrie in 1980.
Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas...
Danica Patrick boosted the Daytona 500 to a five-year high, but the numbers fell well short of the all-time record. The 2013 Daytona 500, won by Jimmie Johnson, earned a 9.9 rating and 16.7 million [...]
The dominance of the top groove creates some seriously boring racing at Daytona. NASCAR of late has had a problem filling the stands at tracks around the country. The bloom is off the rose, so to speak. Today's Daytona 500 will not help sell the product. Jimmie Johnson held off Dale Earnhardt, Mark Martin, Brad Keselowski and Ryan Newman in one of the most boring Daytona 500...
The biggest headline heading into Sunday’s 2013 Daytona 500 was Danica Patrick becoming the first woman to ever win the pole position. That was until Erin Andrews, who was working her way through the crowded pit road to try to interview Danica Patrick, encountered a surprise visitor—rapper 50 Cent.
That quickly led to a stunning moment reminiscent of an intoxicated Joe Namath...
Photo Credit: John Harrelson/NASCAR via Getty Images
By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
The 55th annual Daytona 500 is in the books, and we saw just about everything. The race was packed-full of drama. The action on the track was exciting, and the crashes were breathtaking.
In the end we saw 28 lead changes among 14 different drivers, and when the dust settled there...