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More than an hour into the second practice session for the Daytona 500, Danica Patrick steered her No. 10 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet onto the race track for a mock qualifying run.
On her second lap around the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway, Patrick posted an average speed of 196.220 mph, the quickest lap of the day. In fact, Patrick was the only driver to exceed 196 mph in either of the two practices.
She was third fastest in the first practice, with Joey Logano topping the chart at 195.410 mph. Patrick ran 195.359 mph in first session.
Patrick was fast during Preseason Thunder testing at Daytona, but the car she's driving in the Daytona 500 isn't the same one she tested more than a month ago. Wind tunnel testing indicated the new car would perform even better, and the proof came Saturday.
"It may blow better numbers in the wind tunnel, but that doesn't necessarily translate to track speed," Patrick said after her lap in the first session. "T...
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With the NASCAR season about to get under way and all the changes to the race cars, the news if focusing in on Danica Patrick’s relationship with fellow competitor Ricky Stenhouse Jr.. Of course it they won’t focus on the fact that Daytona is quickly approaching and Danica is a serious threat to win a race. She doesn’t have the ability to go out and win on the track. Her fame...
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...
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
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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...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
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• Danica Patrick won the pole for the Daytona 500. Maybe now...
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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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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'...