Danica Sue Patrick (born March 25, 1982
) is an American
auto racing driver, model and advertising spokeswoman.
She is the most successful woman in the history of American
open-wheel racing—her win
in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only women's victory in an IndyCar Series
her third place in the 2009 Indianapolis 500
the highest finish ever there by a woman.
She competed in the series from 2005 to 2011.
In 2012 she competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series
and occasionally in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
For the 2013 season, Patrick drives the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Sprint Cup Series
and a limited Nationwide Series schedule for Turner Motorsports.
In 2013, she became the first female NASCAR
driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
turning in the fastest qualifying lap since 1990 in qualifying for the Daytona 500.
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