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Woods wins again at Bay Hill ... NASCAR reviewing Stewart-Logano fracas ... Recari jumps in women's golf rankings ... Carter-Williams' home destroyed by fire ... Sports news from United Press International.

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UPI Almanac for Monday, March 25, 2013.
By United Press International

Hamlin wins Sprint Cup pole at Fontana

FONTANA, Calif., March 22 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin turned a lap at 187.451 miles per hour Friday to win the pole for this Sunday's running of NASCAR's Sprint Cup Auto Club 400.

Kyle Busch wins Bristol pole

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 15 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch broke the 10-year-old qualifying record at Bristol Motor Speedway Thursday and won the pole for Sunday's Food City 500.

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Williams puts on historic 3-point show ... Tiger Woods leads at Doral ... Ottawa ends Rangers' streak ... Danica Patrick injured by flying rock ... Sports news from United Press International.
Danica Patrick injured by flying rock

Danica Patrick injured by flying rock

LAS VEGAS, March 8 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver Danica Patrick said Friday her head was "really sore" after she was hit by a rock while attending a race at a Las Vegas Motor Speedway dirt track.

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Johnson holds off Earnhardt at Daytona 500 ... Kuchar downs Mahan for Match Play title ... PGA Tour won't ban putter anchoring ... Yanks' Granderson out with arm fracture ... Sports news from United Press International.
Johnson holds off Earnhardt at Daytona 500

Johnson holds off Earnhardt at Daytona 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Jimmie Johnson held off Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the final lap Sunday to corral his second career Daytona 500 victory at Daytona International Speedway.

Daytona 500 looks like a go despite crash

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- NASCAR officials said Sunday's Daytona 500 in Florida would start as scheduled after the damage from a spectacular crash the previous day was repaired.

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McIlroy, Woods ousted in match play event ... Devils rally to defeat Washington ... Harvick, Kyle Busch win Daytona qualifiers ...Orlando deals Redick to Bucks ... Sports news from United Press International.

Harvick, Kyle Busch win Daytona qualifiers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch won Thursday's two qualifying races for the Daytona 500 and will make up the second row of Sunday's Sprint Cup season opener.

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Patrick wins Daytona pole position ... Galaxy's Donovan back in late March ... Nadal is back with Brazil Open victory ... Merrick edges Beljan in Calif. playoff ... Sports news from United Press International.

Patrick wins Daytona pole position

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Danica Patrick made NASCAR history Sunday, becoming the first female driver to win a pole position for a race in the circuit's top series.

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Djokovic enjoys easy draw in Australia ... Michigan State holds off Iowa in Big Ten duel ... New Sprint Cup cars tested at Daytona ... NBA's leading rebounder has knee surgery ... Sports news from United Press International.

New Sprint Cup cars tested at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 10 (UPI) -- The newest version of the car that will run in NASCAR's premier series during 2013 was tested at Daytona International Speedway Thursday amid glowing reviews.
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Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick celebrates a second place finish the IRL Cafe do Brasil Indy 300 at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida on October 2, 2010. UPI/Martin Fried
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Danica Sue Patrick (born March 25, 1982) is an American auto racing driver, model and advertising spokeswoman. She is currently competing in the IndyCar Series and the NASCAR Nationwide Series.

Starting in kart racing, she later raced Formula Ford in England before moving back to the US and moving up to IndyCars. Patrick was named the Rookie of the Year for both the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series season. With her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300, Patrick became the first woman to win an Indy car race. She placed 3rd in the 2009 Indianapolis 500, which was both a personal best for her at the track, and the highest finish by a woman in the event's history. In 2010, Patrick began racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, driving the #7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Impala for JR Motorsports part-time. She also has an equity stake in her #7 team. She had her best career finish of 4th in series on March 5, 2011 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway—the best finish by a woman in a NASCAR top-circuit.

Patrick currently drives the #7 GoDaddy.com Honda/Dallara for Andretti Autosport.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Danica Patrick."
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