March 25, 1982 – Danica Patrick is born

Danica Patrick, the most successful woman in open wheel racing, was born on this day in 1982. Patrick has raced in numerous circuits, including Indy and NASCAR, both of which she found success in. Some highlights of her career include her win at the 2008 Indy Japan 300, which is the only victory held by a woman in the IndyCar Series, 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 time in 2012.

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