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Jeff Gordon found consolation, albeit facetiously, in running second to Danica Patrick in Sunday's time trials at Daytona.
Gordon characterized himself as "the fastest guy," and in at least one respect, he was content with his effort. Patrick, after all, had just become the first female driver to win a pole at NASCAR's highest level.
"I'm glad I didn't win the pole," Gordon quipped. "It would have messed up that story."
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Danica Patrick won the pole position at the Daytona 500 on Sunday. She is the first female in NASCAR history to accomplish the feat.
Danica Patrick pole position at the Daytona 500, sounds great to her fans doesn’t it. This is historic so I’ll say it again- Danica Patrick pole position. She became the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race, let alone the season-opening Daytona 500. So she’ll lead the field at the “The Great American Race” and NASCAR season opener. Yesterday, Patrick...
For Danica Patrick, the majority of her time this week at Daytona International Speedway has been consumed of questions regarding just about anything other than racing.
But now after setting the third-fastest time in the morning practice session for qualifying for next Sunday’s Daytona 500 and the fastest time in the final practice, some of the questions have changed.
Entering Daytona Speedweeks no one knew what to expect. The series has a new car and so many unexpected questions remain to be answered.
One of those questions seems to be answered after two practice sessions around the Daytona International Speedway this afternoon.
Danica Patrick is the clear cut favorite to win the pole in tomorrow’s qualifying session for next Sunday’s Daytona...
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, met with members of the media at Daytona International Speedway after leading the final practice session for the 55th running of the Daytona 500. During the session she discussed what it would mean to win the pole tomorrow, her speed in practice and other topics.
YOU WERE FAST IN BOTH PRACTICES HOW IS YOUR CONFIDENCE HEADING...
Is Ricky Stenhouse Jr. the secret to Danica Patrick’s success? Or does she have a great car?
Patrick won the pole for the Daytona 500 next weekend, becoming the first woman to win the pole in NASCAR’s top division. Her lap at 196.434 mph helped her gain the pole for the Great American Race.
On Thursday, NASCAR held its media day as it prepared to open up the new season of racing...
Daytona Beach, Fla., is steeped in motorsports history. Known as “the birthplace of speed,” land speed records have been set on its white sand...
Danica Patrick became the first woman in history to win the pole position of a NASCAR Cup Series race on Sunday when she won the pole of next Sunday’s Daytona 500 with a qualifying speed of 196.434. She’ll be on the pole next to Jeff Gordon, who finished second, next Sunday. The race, again, will be next Sunday.
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If I told you Danica Patrick was going to win the pole for next Sunday’s Daytona 500, you would have probably called me crazy.
Crazy or not, Patrick shocked a ton of people.
The Stewart-Haas Racing driver made history by becoming the first woman ever to win a pole award in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. What makes the story much more surreal...
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Danica Patrick has won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race.
It was the biggest achievement of her four-year NASCAR career.
Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session Sunday and covered the 2 1/2-mile superspeedway in 45.817 seconds, averaging 196.434 mph.
She waited about two hours as 37 fellow...
History has been made and NASCAR has been brought into the national limelight as Danica Patrick clinches the Pole position for the
Danica Patrick Wins the Daytona 500 Pole
55th running of the Daytona 500. As Daytona Speedweeks kicked off with NASCAR Media Day on Valentine’s Day, it was no secret that Danica was
going to be in most of the headlines as the 2013 season kicked off...
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Danica Patrick is the fastest girl in town for sure. Patrick won the pole for the Daytona 500 Sunday afternoon and made history by becoming the first female to ever win a Sprint Cup Series pole. Patrick and her No.10 team came into Daytona focused on being fast and they proved that in qualifying. Patrick will be leading the field to green next Sunday in the Daytona...
It’s been a perfect storm for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series since they’ve arrived at the Daytona International Speedway this past week. The buzz around this season was big with a new sexy looking car as fans have been raving to see it.
Then came the first two practice sessions of the season Saturday.
In practice session No. 1, Danica Patrick was on top of the leaderboard for most...
Danica Patrick made history today, taking the top spot for next Sunday's Daytona 500. Patrick put down a best speed of 196.434 mph (45.817 seconds). She'll lead the field to the green flag with Jeff Gordon, who turned a fast lap of 196.292 (45.850 seconds). Danica became the first woman to qualify for the pole in Sprint Cup history, and the first Cup rookie to sit atop the...
Starting first is certainly no guarantee of an excellent finish, but Danica Patrick's pole-winning run Sunday is likely to mean big box office for Daytona International Speedway.
Patrick ran the third-fastest qualifying speed at Daytona in the restrictor-plate era (196.434 mph) to edge Jeff Gordon for the top starting spot in the Feb. 24 Daytona 500.
Daytona president Joie...