~ 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...