Skip to comments.Danica Patrick makes IndyCar history (she's a winner!!!)
Posted on 04/20/2008 9:57:48 AM PDT by Kimmers
MOTEGI, Japan (AP) -- Danica Patrick became the first female winner in IndyCar history on Sunday, taking the Indy Japan 300 after the top contenders were forced to pit for fuel in the final laps.
Danica Patrick shows off her trophy after winning the Indy Japan 300 in Motegi, Japan, Sunday.
1 of 3 Patrick finished 5.8594 seconds ahead of pole-sitter Helio Castroneves on the 1.5-mile Twin Ring Motegi oval after leader Scott Dixon pitted with five laps left and Dan Wheldon and Tony Kanaan came in a lap later.
"It's a long time coming. Finally," Patrick said. "It was a fuel strategy race, but my team called it perfectly for me. I knew I was on the same strategy as Helio, and when I passed him for the lead, I couldn't believe it. This is fabulous."
The 26-year-old Patrick won in her 50th career IndyCar start, taking the lead from Castroneves on the 198th lap in the 200-lap race.
"I think Danica is such a fantastic person, and I'm thrilled for her that the monkey is finally off of her back," said Michael Andretti, co-owner of Andretti Green Racing. "We have all believed in her, and she proved today that she is a winner. Frankly, I think this is the first of many."
Dixon took the lead from Castroneves on the 93rd lap in the race pushed back to Sunday because of wet track conditions Saturday, but gave up the spot to pit for fuel.
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So is it a "stop" or "go" flag?? Very confusing.
Just because I am curious, does anyone know if the young lady has any male suitors? The answer should quiet those naysayers who say she is "driving on the wrong side of the road".... as it were...
agreed. nice targets on occasion. fire one....fire two, etc.
She’s been married for about three years now.
Agreed: never thought they were so bad, butt, are they real on her or spray on?
The flag code doesn’t make anything illegal. It’s codified decorum.
Unless you know she’s going to be really impressed when she looks at her ruler.
Yeah her husband is a physical therapist.
Officially her name is Danica Sue Patrick Hospenthal.
I like that pic. She looks nice without looking like a tramp. Plus, it shows how toned her arms are.
She’s punching them in to make them look bigger. I have no real complaint. She’s red hot.
Great photo, too. Kinda reminds me of someone else I know.
Yeah, she’s probably a 32A or 34A. But she’s confident about her body, and that’s great. Maybe she could be a role model to young women and make them think twice about getting implants.
Store-bought boobs are so over-hyped. I guess if they fill some sort of psychological need of the woman, that’s one thing, but other than for reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy, I don’t see the point.
If a man is falling in love with fake boobs instead of the woman, there’s already a problem. Danica doesn’t need big boobs to be babealicious. And she knows it.
Is that real or is it photo shop....either way it is pretty cool.....
(I'm glad they didn't put her image a couple of portholes to the right or it could have been, um, embarrassing)