Danica Patrick is a well-known face and name to motor racing fans in North America. The 40-year-old Wisconsin native broke many barriers during her racing career and was previously named in TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list.

Best known for her time in IndyCar, Patrick made her debut with the Rahal Letterman Racing team in 2005, and stunned the racing world by becoming the first woman to lead the historic Indy 500 at her first attempt.

In 2008, Patrick made history by becoming the first woman to win an IndyCar race. Her iconic victory at the 2008 Indy Japan 300 remains the only occasion a woman has achieved victory in an IndyCar race.

After eight years competing in America’s premier open-wheel racing series, Patrick switched to NASCAR in 2013 and set a new record for the most top-10 finishes by a woman in NASCAR Cup history.

After announcing she would retire in 2018, Patrick went out in style by competing in both the famous Daytona 500 and Indy 500 just three months apart, starting a credible seventh for the latter despite having not raced an Indy car for seven years.

Now an entrepreneur and TV racing pundit, Patrick has appeared on screen with the Sky Sports F1 team on several occasions in her role as an Expert Analyst. 

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Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick
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