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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 the Year candidate and a history-making pole run and led five laps (90 to 91 and 127 to 129), becoming the first female to lead NASCAR’s most prestigious race and the first woman to lead Sprint Cup Series laps under green. Janet Guthrie led five laps under caution in 1977 at Ontario (Calif.) Motor Speedway.
This weekend, Danica Patrick and her No. 10 GoDaddy.com team turn their attention from the high banks of Daytona 500 to Phoenix International Raceway.
This team has been here before. In fact, just a few short months ago last November, Patrick and her Tony Gibson-led team earned a 17th-place finish at th...
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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...
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...
Budding NASCAR star Danica Patrick isn't looking to entertain a future in Formula One...
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...
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...
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 [...]
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...
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
~ 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...
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...