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 was nearly a second faster than the other driver in time trials.
The front row for the Feb. 24 Daytona 500 was set today. The rest of the field will be set next Thursday after a pair of qualifying races.
Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session Sunday and covered the 2½-mile superspeedway in 45.817 seconds, averaging 196.434 mph.
“Everything that we do is to make sure that we do whatever we can to be on the pole,” Patrick told the AP. “That is what we all are shooting for.”
This is by far the biggest achievement of her young NASCAR career.
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