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Patrick skipping Indy 500

Patrick skipping Indy 500

CONCORD, N.C., Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Race driver Danica Patrick said Monday she won't compete in this year's Indianapolis 500, opting for a Sprint Cup Series race in North Carolina instead.
Danica Patrick to drive in Daytona 500

Danica Patrick to drive in Daytona 500

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Tony Stewart, co-owner of the Stewart-Haas Racing team, said Friday Danica Patrick would make her Sprint Cup debut at the Daytona 500 in February.
IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon killed in wreck

IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon killed in wreck

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dan Wheldon died Sunday in a hideous wreck that left the Las Vegas Motor Speedway littered with fiery debris.

Hunter-Reay gets controversial IndyCar win

LOUDON, N.H., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Ryan Hunter-Reay was credited with a victory after a wild and controversial finish at Sunday's IZOD IndyCar Series event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Loss of Patrick could hurt IndyCar on TV

INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Race driver Danica Patrick's possible move to NASCAR would be a blow to IndyCar racing's popularity -- and its television revenues, sports analysts say.

Sato wins first IndyCar pole

NEWTON, Iowa, June 24 (UPI) -- Takuma Sato claimed the first pole of his IndyCar series career Friday, turning in the fastest two-lap qualifying average for the Iowa Corn Indy 250.

Rain postpones Sao Paulo IndyCar race

SAO PAULO, May 1 (UPI) -- Rain forced the postponement of Sunday's Itaipava Sao Paulo 300 IndyCar race after 14 of its 75 laps.

Martin's last-lap heroics snag Vegas win

LAS VEGAS, March 5 (UPI) -- Mark Martin marked his 49th career Nationwide Series win Saturday, taking a final-lap lead and hanging on for the victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Waltrip win kicks off Daytona weekend

Waltrip win kicks off Daytona weekend

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Michael Waltrip capped an emotional Friday at Daytona International Speedway by winning the first NASCAR-sponsored event of the season.
Patrick plans Nationwide races in 2011

Patrick plans Nationwide races in 2011

CONDORD, N.C., Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Danica Patrick said Friday she would compete in the first four NASCAR Nationwide Series races next year.

Keselowski wins another Nationwide race

BROOKLYN, Mich., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- Brad Keselowski continued his domination of NASCAR's Nationwide series Saturday by pulling away over the final laps to win the CARFAX 250.

Briscoe takes Firestone 550k

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 6 (UPI) -- Pole sitter Ryan Briscoe led 102 of 228 laps and took the IndyCar Firestone 550k at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday.
Danica Patrick crashes in NASCAR debut

Danica Patrick crashes in NASCAR debut

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The first NASCAR race for Danica Patrick was marred by involvement in a 12-car crash Saturday.
Danica's NASCAR debut delayed by rain

Danica's NASCAR debut delayed by rain

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Rain disrupted action at Daytona International Speedway in Florida Friday and delayed the NASCAR competitive debut of Danica Patrick.

Patrick qualifies for ARCA race

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Danica Patrick qualified 12th Friday for the first competition of her stock car racing career -- an ARCA race at Daytona International Speedway.
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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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