Danica Patrick

American racecar driver (born 1982)


Danica Patrick (born March 25 1982) is an American auto racer and model. She is the first female to win an IndyCar Series race.[2] She also has the highest finish by a woman in the Indianapolis 500 in third place.[3] She is currently competing in the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and the IndyCar Series. In the 2013 Daytona 500, Patrick became the first woman in the Sprint Cup to earn pole position,[4] and led a few laps, also a first for female drivers. Patrick finished 8th, the highest by a female. [5] Patrick was born in Beloit, Wisconsin.

Danica Patrick
Patrick at the 2017 Camping World 500
BornDanica Sue Patrick
(1982-03-25) March 25, 1982 (age 41)
Beloit, Wisconsin, USA
Height157 cm (5 ft 2 in)[1]
Weight45 kg (99 lb)[1]
AchievementsMultiple firsts for women in American auto racing, including first to win an IndyCar Series race, first to clinch a pole position in the NASCAR Cup Series and the most starts, laps led, and top-tens in the NASCAR Cup Series. Highest finish by a woman in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500. One of only 14 drivers to have led both races.
Awards2005 Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year
2005 IndyCar Series season Rookie of the Year
IndyCar Series Most Popular Driver 20052010
2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series Most Popular Driver
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
191 races run over 7 years
2018 position47th
Best finish24th (2015, 2016)
First race2012 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Last race2018 Daytona 500 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 7 1
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
61 races run over 5 years
2014 position108th
Best finish10th (2012)
First race2010 DRIVE4COPD 300 (Daytona)
Last race2014 DRIVE4COPD 300 (Daytona)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 7 1
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Sources change

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nelson, Murry R. (May 23, 2013). American Sports: A History of Icons, Idols and Ideas. Santa Barbara, California: ABC-CLIO. p. 1011. ISBN 978-0-313-39753-0. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  2. "Danica Patrick Makes History With Indy Japan 300 Win". Fox News. 2008-04-20. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  3. "Danica Patrick's Top 12 Moments". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on 2012-08-19. Retrieved 2012-10-26.
  4. "Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500". Huffington Post. 2013-02-17. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
  5. "Danica Patrick finishes eighth in Daytona 500". USA Today. 2013-02-24. Retrieved 2013-06-18.