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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 field since Jimmie Johnson in 2002. "I'm supposed to be excited and relieved today." NASCAR's princess of speed said today after her historic run. "I feel like a broken record. I probably will feel even more so by the end of the day after all my interviews. But I appreciate the recognition, but it really falls, as I think I said before I went out on the track, 90% on Tony and his guys, everybody that gives me the car to go out there and be fast, and maybe 10% on me. All I have to do is think about going out there, being smooth, not letting the car bind up, ru...
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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.
Daytona Beach, Fla., is steeped in motorsports history. Known as “the birthplace of speed,” land speed records have been set on its white sand...
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...
I’m in the pole position T…
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, poses with her crew after winning the pole award for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida — Another amazing first for a woman in NASCAR.-TO
Danica Patrick poses for Portrait Day
Danica Patrick’s Super Bowl Cameo
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By: Katie Copple – Follow on Twitter @Katie_Copple
History has been made and NASCAR has been brought into the national limelight as Danica Patrick clinches the Pole position for the
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...
Donovan McNabb clearly is not a big NASCAR enthusiast. Much like football, auto racing is not for everyone. On Sunday, Danica Patrick became the first female driver to ever win the pole in a Sprint Cup Series race. The fact that she accomplished the feat at the Daytona 500 makes it even more noteworthy.
By topping 196 mph in one of her qualifying laps, Patrick earned the right to...
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 17, 2013) – Danica Patrick made NASCAR history today during Coors Light Pole qualifying for the Daytona 500, becoming the first female driver to win a pole at NASCAR’s top level – the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
During qualifying for the sport’s marquee event, Patrick turned a lap of 196.434 mph (45.817 seconds), giving...
Danica Patrick is just a natural at Daytona International Speedway...
Racer finally hits the big time.
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports posts on the web for Feb. 18.
• Danica Patrick won the pole for the Daytona 500. Maybe now...
Donovan McNabb was a very good quarterback, media savvy and an astute businessman from what I hear. With that being said he has been known to make a curious comment or two.
He didn’t know NFL games could end in a tie and then there was this.
Congrats to the Illinois native Danica Patrick on her win today. The first female to win in a big race with this magnitude. Big win
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By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical
That just happened. Sunday afternoon in Coors Light qualifying for the pole for the Daytona 500, Danica Patrick bested 44 other drivers to take the of the Great American Race. In doing so Patrick becomes the first female driver to ever capture a pole in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series...
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• Mark Martin: Danica “sitting on the pole”
• Video: Screamin’ A. Smith on SNL
• Ric Flair needs protection from crazy wife
• A 64-player NBA one-on-one tourney bracket
• Jenna Dewan in her bed wearing THIS!
• Um, Sara Jean Underwood cleav-bomb
• Kate Upton grabbing a boob
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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'...