Danica Patrick – 90’s famous Professional Racing Driver

There is no doubt Danica Patrick works hard at what she does and deserves every bit of success. Something Extra she has and that’s why going to be a force in whatever she puts her mind to in the future.

Danica Sue Patrick is an American professional racing driver and has set several records for women drivers. Patrick was born in Beloit, Wisconsin on March 25, 1982.Danica dropped out of high school to pursue a career as a race car driver.

Auto racing bought brought her the chance be in the limelight, and she’s taken every bit of that and run with it. Her skills in it really help her too.She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing.In 2005, Danica became the fourth woman to race in the Indianapolis 500. Danica’s fourth-place finish was the highest ever for a female driver. She led 19 laps of the race, becoming the first woman ever to lead the Indy 500.She was named the Rookie of the Year for both the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series season. In 2008, Patrick made history when she became the first woman to win an IndyCar race. Patrick’s third place in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 is the highest finish there ever by a woman. During her time in IndyCar, Danica drove for Rahal Letterman Racing from 2005 to 2006 and Andretti Autosport from 2007 to 2011.

In 2013, Danica became the first female NASCAR driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole, turning in the fastest qualifying lap since 1990—qualifying for the Daytona 500.Patrick’s eighth place in the 2013 Daytona500 was the highest finish for a woman in the Daytona 500. She notched a career-best sixth-place finish at Atlanta Motor Speedway in August 2014, and the following year she recorded her sixth Top 10 finish, the most of any woman in the history of Sprint Cup competition.

Patrick brings a breath of fresh air to the females. She is showing to women that they have choices and can have successful careers in male-dominated fields while not becoming one of the boys. Perhaps by watching her career continue to grow, more women will follow their dreams to break into non-traditional female roles.

 

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