That victory set her up for her second Sports Illustrated cover just three weeks later, making her only the fourth racecar driver (joining Jimmie Johnson, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Al Unser) to twice grace the cover of the popular magazine.
Patrick’s story begins in Roscoe, Illinois, 90 miles northwest of Chicago and 5 miles south of the Illinois-Wisconsin state line, where she was raised.
10 Aspen Dental Ford Fusion for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, joined the mainstream ranks by going against the current, immersing herself and succeeding in the male-dominated world of professional motorsports.
Three years later, in April 2008, Patrick became the first woman to win a major-league open-wheel race in a North American series with her victory in the Indy Car Series Indy Japan 300 at the Twin Ring Motegi oval in Japan.
After spending the 19 seasons driving in the British Formula Vauxhall series, Patrick moved to the British Zetec Formula Ford series for 20.
She earned plenty of attention by finishing second in the prestigious Formula Ford Festival in 2000 at the famous Brands Hatch road course in England, the highest finish ever for an American in the event.
There's really nothing sexier than a hot girl in a nice car, except for maybe a hot girl racing that car.
Danica Patrick is not only one of the best-looking women on this planet, she is the only woman to win a race in the Indy Car Series.
What I wrote- "sure would've been nice if SHR did that for Danica when she first got into Cup in 2013 to give her extra seat time at places Nascar was doubling up at" I see where Custer is running fourth in the Xfinity race, sure would've been nice if SHR did that for Danica when she first got into Cup in 2013 to give her extra seat time at places Nascar was doubling up at The problem wiith shr 'old' cars are, they are not adjustable for the setup for 2017 rule package and those fords areo. NASCAR may have not been a big success for her professionally, but it's most definitely been a huge success for her personally. Comments you post may require a paid membership to delete. She changed her life and became the person SHE chose to become.A ring was on Patrick’s left hand and the caption simply said “Well …”As you can imagine, the couple started getting congratulations on a purported engagement by many NASCAR fans and those associated with the sport.But given that Saturday was April 1, it was a good idea to be skeptical about Patrick and Stenhouse’s “engagement.” And, date aside, who gets engaged in what looks to be a parking lot on a Martinsville race weekend?