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The 55th running of the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s very own Super Bowl, and the first race with a woman starting at the pole. It should have been a week for NASCAR to bask in the glory of its biggest event. It finally had a driver in Danica Patrick who represents a demographic NASCAR so desperately wishes to reach every race day. It seemed like it was going to be the storybook version of the Daytona 500. Patrick had qualified for the pole and was starting the race along side NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon. They were rolling out the Generation 6, which was meant to replace the very unpopular “Car of Tomorrow” or Gen 5. It was building up to be the perfect weekend for auto racing.
However, NASCAR’s dream week would very quickly become a nightmare. The Nationwide race on Saturday was going well, until the final lap. Starting in the final turn, driver Kyle Larson was racing for the finish line. But drivers at the front of the pack started jostling for position and Larso...
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – “We have a lot more history to make.”
Those were the words of Danica Patrick just two Sundays ago following her history-making pole run for the 55th Daytona 500 as she became the first woman to ever earn a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole position.
But those were more than just words for Patrick, the driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet SS for Stewart...
If a driver is only as good as his or her last race, then Danica Patrick deserves to be ranked among the top 10 in the Sprint Cup Series -- for now.
Patrick's 2013 coming-out party at Daytona International Speedway was impressive. She started from the pole, led five laps and ran more circuits (113) among the top-three positions than any other driver before finishing eighth....
Danica Patrick had a difficult finish to the Daytona 500, falling from third to eighth on the final lap.
Some kind words from her owner and the race winner made her feel a little better.
Patrick became the first woman to sit on the pole at the Daytona 500 and raced near the front all day, leading five laps. She only had Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in front of her on the...
Danica Patrick racing along to history has given NASCAR a big publicity bump. The driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) gave us the highest finish ever by a woman at the Daytona 500 and the highest finish ever by a woman at Daytona 500. Danica Patrick racing is revving up for her first season of Sprint Cup.
The 30-year-old Sprint Cup Rookie of...
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...
Danica Patrick as she gets ready to race
Well if you haven’t heard enough of it already here it comes again so brace your self. Yes you guessed it another article about Danica Patrick is going to be in the media. Well hold on this is going to be different because instead of telling you how great of a job she did or ramming the fact that she is a woman down your throat we are going...
Regardless of the fact that she is a female and that she is a rookie, when it comes to analyzing Danica Patrick's Daytona 500 performance, you grade her by the same criteria you would Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards and the other Sprint Cup drivers.
Let's be clear, Danica did a good job.
She came to Daytona and took advantage of a very fast race car that...
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 [...]
Danica Patrick is a different race car driver from past years...
~ 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...
Lauren Silberman has a scant chance at making the NFL.
Silberman never kicked anything more than a soccer ball in an organized game and she just started practicing long-range field goals.
Even so, the first female kicker scheduled to try out at an NFL regional scouting combine would like to see where her new hobby will take her. In an era where Danica Patrick can contend against...
Mark Martin will be on the pole at Phoenix International Raceway for the second straight year after becoming the second-oldest pole-sitter in NASCAR history.
Martin went around PIR's mile oval at a speed of 138.075 mph on Friday to earn his 56th career pole a week after finishing third in the Daytona 500.
Martin turned 54 in January, leaving him a few months short beating Harry...
By Jeff Hammond
Regardless of the fact that she is a female and that she is a rookie, when it comes to analyzing Danica Patricks Daytona 500 performance, you grade her by the same criteria you would Denny Hamlin, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards and the other Sprint Cup drivers.
Lets be clear, Danica did a good job.
She came to Daytona and took advantage of a very...