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Bar, Danica to star in Super Bowl ad

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Arizona web hosting company Go Daddy said it signed Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli to star with race car driver Danica Patrick in its Super Bowl commercial.

NASCAR's Danica Patrick announces divorce

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- NASCAR driver Danica Patrick revealed on Facebook Tuesday she is divorcing Paul Hospenthal, her husband of seven years.

Eury canned as Patrick's No. 7 crew chief

MOORESVILLE, N.C., Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Tony Eury Jr. has been sacked as crew chief for NASCAR driver Danica Patrick's No. 7 car, JR Motorsports revealed Monday.

Tony Stewart wins Sprint Cup pole

ATLANTA, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart, the defending Sprint Cup Series champion, won his first pole of the year Friday by turning in the fastest qualifying lap for the AdvoCare 500.
Busch limps to Nationwide win at Daytona

Busch limps to Nationwide win at Daytona

DAYTONA, Fla., July 7 (UPI) -- Kurt Busch shook off a 14-car pileup at Daytona Friday night to win the Subway Jalapeno 250 Nationwide Series race.
Almirola wins first Sprint Cup pole

Almirola wins first Sprint Cup pole

CONCORD, N.C., May 24 (UPI) -- Aric Almirola won the first pole of his Sprint Cup series career Thursday, leading the qualifying for Sunday's Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Biffle wins Darlington pole

Biffle wins Darlington pole

DARLINGTON, S.C., May 11 (UPI) -- Greg Biffle, who made the next-to-last qualifying attempt, captured the pole Friday for Saturday night's Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 20, 2012.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, March 25, 2012.
By United Press International

Sadler wins second race in four weeks

BRISTOL, Tenn., March 17 (UPI) -- Elliott Sadler won for the second time in four races to begin the Nationwide season Saturday, taking the Ford EcoBoost 300 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Stenhouse captures Nationwide race

LAS VEGAS, March 10 (UPI) -- Defending series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. pulled away after the final restart Saturday and dominated from there in winning the Nationwide Sam's Town 300.
Patrick wins pole for Nationwide race

Patrick wins pole for Nationwide race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Danica Patrick produced her most significant achievement as a NASCAR driver Friday, winning the pole for Saturday's Nationwide Series race.

Stewart, Kenseth win Daytona qualifiers

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart and Matt Kenseth won the two qualifying races Thursday that determined the starting lineup for Sunday's Daytona 500.

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Crosby diagnosed with soft tissue injury ... Patrick assured Daytona 500 start ... Joe Gibbs employees treated after fire ... Chile's Gonzalez advances at Vina del Mar ... Sports news from United Press International.

Patrick assured Daytona 500 start

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Jan. 31 (UPI) -- A transfer of owner's points will guarantee Danica Patrick a starting spot in this month's Daytona 500, race team officials said Tuesday.
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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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