March 25, 1982 – Danica Patrick is born

The most successful woman in open wheel racing was born on this day in 1982. Danica Patrick has raced in numerous series, including Indy and NASCAR, both of which she found success. Her win at the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only victory held by a woman in IndyCar Series racing and she is the only woman to win the pole position for a NASCAR race, which she did for the 2013 Daytona 500. Patrick got her start in racing at age 10 after getting behind the wheel of a competition go-kart. She made her IndyCar debut in 2005 for Rahal Letterman racing and raced in top tier NASCAR for the first in 2012. Danica Patrick at Dover in 2016 by Zach Catazareti. Public Domain
Danica Patrick at Infineon in 2008 by dodge challenger1 CC2.0

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