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  • Danica Patrick wins Daytona 500 pole position

    02/17/2013 12:43:17 PM PST · by Libloather · 125 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 2/17/13
    Danica Patrick backed up her fast practice speeds during NASCAR Sprint Cup Daytona 500 qualifying on Sunday, taking the pole position for the race. Patrick was the eighth to go out in the session — and knocked teammate and Stewart-Haas Racing team co-owner Tony Stewart out of the pole position. Patrick's qualifying lap of 196.434 mph eclipsed the 195.925 mph lap of Stewart.
  • Danica Patrick getting divorced

    11/20/2012 5:42:46 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 61 replies
    FOX News ^ | 20 Nov 2012 | AP Story
    Danica Patrick and her husband are divorcing after seven years of marriage. Patrick announced the split with Paul Hospenthal on her Facebook page Tuesday. "I am sad to inform my fans that after seven years, Paul and I have decided amicably end our marriage," she said. "This isn't easy for either of us, but mutually it has come to this. He has been an important person and friend in my life and that's how we will remain moving forward." Hospenthal is a physical therapist who met Patrick while treating her for a non-racing injury. The two were married in 2005,...
  • Danica Patrick crashes out with 17 laps to go at Daytona

    07/08/2012 7:41:39 AM PDT · by Hacksaw · 77 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 7-7-2012 | Nick Bromberg
    Danica Patrick's fourth and final Daytona start in 2012 ended just like the first three; with a crash. Patrick qualified third and spent most of the evening near the front, leading five times for a career-high 13 laps, and missed the race's 14-car pileup because she was at the head of the pack. It wouldn't have been a stretch to say that Patrick might have had the race's best car. But 17 laps later, Patrick wasn't so lucky. Jeffrey Earnhardt went around off the bumper of Ricky Stenhouse ahead of Patrick, and Patrick, who was on the outside as the...
  • Video: Danica Patrick wrecks Sam Hornish Jr. after checkered flag

    05/05/2012 9:29:36 PM PDT · by rawhide · 115 replies
    cbssports ^ | May 05, 2012 | Brian De Los Santos
    Danica Patrick wasn't pleased with Sam Hornish Jr. in Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Talladega and made it known by wrecking him after the checkered flag. In light of what had just happened moments earlier with Eric McClure having to be airlifted to the hospital after a multi-car wreck, her behavior is all the more astonishing. However, neither driver was called to the NASCAR hauler after the incident. Hornish finished 12th and Patrick 13th in a race won by Joey Logano. Sam Hornish Jr.: "... After the race was over, we got right-reared by the 7 car (Danica Patrick). I...
  • The Perversion of Rights [Mark Steyn]

    02/25/2012 7:58:24 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/25/2012 | Mark Steyn
    CNN’s John King did his best the other night, producing a question from one of his viewers: “Since birth control is the latest hot topic, which candidate believes in birth control, and if not, why?” To their credit, no Republican candidate was inclined to accept the premise of the question. King might have done better to put the issue to Danica Patrick. For some reason, Michelle Fields of the Daily Caller sought the views of the NASCAR driver and Sports Illustrated swimwear model about “the Obama administration’s dictate that religious employers provide health-care plans that cover contraceptives.” Miss Patrick, a...
  • Sources: Danica making NASCAR switch

    08/18/2011 4:05:00 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 6 replies
    fox news ^ | 08.18.11
    Danica Patrick and sponsor GoDaddy.com will announce their plans for 2012 next week in Phoenix, sources told FOXSports.com A press conference is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 10 a.m. PT. According to sources, Patrick, 29, will run the full season in the Nationwide Series for JR Motorsports in 2012. A limited schedule in the Sprint Cup Series with cars fielded by Stewart-Haas Racing, with the intent of moving full time to Cup in 2013, is in the works
  • Amid the feeding frenzy, Danica disconnect emerges - (All Danica, all the time)

    02/14/2010 4:57:39 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 39 replies · 1,245+ views
    Nascar.com ^ | 2/13/10 | David Caraviello
    (SNIP) Still, all-Danica-all-the-time clearly has a rankling effect. You hear plenty of jokes this week about his DIS now stands for Danica International Speedway, or how the television network airing the Nationwide event should be renamed DSPN, or how the city should just change its name to Danica Beach. When Kurt Busch appeared in the media center on Friday, one writer asked if the interview session would be transcribed. "If Danica were here, it would be transcribed," Busch quipped. And via Twitter, there was this snarky broadside from Scott Speed: "According to the 'media' not only is Danica the most...
  • Patrick takes gutsy drive down NASCAR road

    12/08/2009 2:33:56 PM PST · by valkyry1 · 34 replies · 1,349+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Dec 8, 2009 | Jay Hart
    It’s a bold move considering where Patrick sits now – the unquestioned face of a sport who commands the attention of sponsors ranging from a domain name registration website to a private jet service provider. Where she is now, she’s making millions, placed atop a high pedestal with no one in sight to knock her off. That is what makes this move so gutsy.
  • Danica Patrick rejects notion she can't compete in NASCAR

    07/17/2009 10:02:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 62 replies · 3,349+ views
    LATimes ^ | July 17, 2009 | Jim Peltz
    Danica Patrick on Friday rejected skeptics who say she is incapable of switching from driving lighter, aerodynamic Indy cars to the much bulkier and heavier stock cars used on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. Patrick, 27, is in the last year of her contract with the IndyCar team Andretti Green Racing and is evaluating options for next season. Patrick last year became the first woman to win a major U.S.-sanctioned open-wheel race when she won the IndyCar race at Motegi, Japan. She already had become a major sports figure after nearly winning the Indianapolis 500 in 2005, her rookie year....
  • Fan favorite Patrick out early in Honda GP after crash with rookie Matos [IRL season starts]

    04/06/2009 10:20:58 PM PDT · by valkyry1 · 50 replies · 1,656+ views
    ChicagoTribune/AP ^ | April 5, 2009 | MIKE HARRIS
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick's season got off to a tough start after she crashed out early in the season-opening Honda Grand Prix. She was running ninth in the 22-car field on Sunday when rookie Raphael Matos tried to pass as the two went into one of the tightest turns on the 1.8-mile, 14-turn temporary street circuit.
  • Tramp Stamp Airbrushed Out of Danica Patrick's SI Swimsuit Photos

    02/19/2009 3:13:46 PM PST · by pissant · 74 replies · 14,333+ views
    AC ^ | 2/19/09 | Hartley Engel
    Race car driver Danica Patrick has a tramp stamp. A tramp stamp, incidentally, is a slang term for a tattoo located on the lower back. A lot of young women are sporting tramp stamps these days (to the delight of some and chagrin of others). But you wouldn't know that Danica Tramp Stamp Airbrushed Out of Danica Patrick's SI Swimsuit Photos Patrick had a tramp stamp by looking at her pictures in Sports Illustrated's latest swimsuit edition. According to the Post Chronicle, SI airbrushed the tattoo - which is of an American flag - out of Danica Patrick's photos. You...
  • Danica Patrick cited for speeding in Scottsdale

    12/31/2008 6:49:05 PM PST · by ccmay · 86 replies · 3,532+ views
    The Arizona Republic | 12/31/08 | Ofelia Madrid
    <p>Racecar driver Danica Patrick was pulled over for speeding earlier this month in north Scottsdale.</p> <p>The popular Indy car racer was pulled over Dec. 9 in a gold 2007 Mercedes near 14700 N. 100th St. for going 54 mph in a 35 mph zone, police said.</p>
  • Other female driver throws towel in Patrick's face

    07/21/2008 4:00:46 AM PDT · by rawhide · 33 replies · 2,117+ views
    ajc.com ^ | 7/20/08
    Lexington, Ohio — Danica Patrick finished 12th in the Honda Indy 200 IRL race Sunday, a day after a confrontation with the other female driver in the race. Patrick felt Milka Duno cut her off and got in her way several times during Saturday's practice and approached her in the pit area. Video showed Duno twice throw a white towel in Patrick's face. Patrick was also shown repeatedly telling Duno, "I just want to talk to you about it!" only to have Duno repeatedly tell her to "go away". Eventually, Patrick walked away from the area. Patrick, who has previously...
  • Cat Fight Video: Danica Patrick, Milka Duno From Indy Mid-Ohio

    07/21/2008 3:52:51 AM PDT · by mylife · 34 replies · 14,973+ views
    Post Chronicle ^ | 7/21/08 | Mike Baron
    Published: Jul 21, 2008 Cat Fight Video: Danica Patrick, Milka Duno From Indy Mid-Ohio by Mike Baron Danica Patrick and Milka Duno are competitors on and off the track. Danica Patrick and Milka Duno are the Indy Racing League's resident hottie race car drivers. Danica Patrick is American and Milka Duno is Venezuelan. The two tangled during IndyCar practice for the Honda Indy 200. One of Danica Patrick's resolutions for this season was to be less of a whiner and more of a winner in and out of the race car. And despite winning a race this year, Danica is...
  • Fisher, Patrick on different tracks

    05/23/2008 11:09:13 AM PDT · by JZelle · 10 replies · 116+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 5-23-08 | Tim Lemke
    Danica Patrick and Sarah Fisher, despite being women working in the same male-dominated sport, have had wildly different experiences in the months leading to Sunday's race. Patrick, as has been the case at every race since her debut in 2005, diligently posed for snapshots and signed the latest magazine spreads featuring her photo. Fisher, meanwhile, signed a few autographs and posed for pictures, but this time had the added duty of collecting checks and wads of cash — gifts from devotees desperate to help her raise enough funds to enter her car in the race. The scene underscored the stark...
  • Will Danica Patrick Be The First Female F1 Driver? (No Hot Rodham Jinx Please)

    05/03/2008 7:11:42 PM PDT · by red flanker · 43 replies · 259+ views
    Auto Racing Daily ^ | May 3, 2008
    Jenson Button could end up with a female team-mate before very long. His Honda boss has offered talks to pint-sized American racer Danica Patrick after she made history in the Indy Racing League series. Patrick made her IndyCar debut in 2005, however, it was not until three years later, driving for Andretti Green Racing, that she claimed her first victory, winning the Indy Japan 300 and thereby becoming the first woman to win an IndyCar race. The American is now hoping to test her skills in Formula One, admitting that she would relish a ‘proper’ test with one of the...
  • Patrick Takes First Victory At Motegi

    04/19/2008 9:10:58 PM PDT · by John W · 30 replies · 111+ views
    autosport.com ^ | April 20, 2008 | Matt Beer
    Danica Patrick used a fuel gamble to take a historic victory in the delayed Motegi round of the IRL IndyCar Series. The Andretti Green Racing driver took the lead with just two laps to go as the rest of the front-runners had to pit for fuel and became the first woman to win a major American open-wheel race. Patrick had run towards the foot of the top ten for most of the race, as Ganassi's Scott Dixon and Penske's Helio Castroneves dominated the event. But AGR's decision to bring Patrick in for an additional fuel top-up at the end of...
  • Danica Patrick is Victoria’s Secret Sexiest Female Athlete

    04/24/2007 7:14:34 AM PDT · by pissant · 53 replies · 11,705+ views
    Auto Racing Daily ^ | 4/22/07 | staff
    When it comes to being sexy, Victoria’s Secret writes the book, or at least takes the pictures for the book. So now, to go along with their book they have published their list of “what’s sexy. “ Monica Mitro, a spokeswoman for the intimate apparel company, says it’s not just how a person looks that creates sex appeal, USA Today reported on Thursday. “(Sexy) is about how you are as a person, “ Mitro said. The sexiest female athlete is Indy Racing League’s Danica Patrick. The speedy brunette has turned a lot of heads both on and off the track...
  • Danica, please stay out of NASCAR

    07/15/2006 5:53:28 AM PDT · by colonel mosby · 127 replies · 6,924+ views
    The Birmingham News ^ | July 15, 2006 | Mike Bolton
    Indy star Danica Patrick has hinted lately that she might be willing to give NASCAR a try. Although I believe the hints are nothing more than her gaining a little leverage as her contract with Letterman/Rahal expires at season's end, I'm still going to offer her a little advice. Stay where you are, Danica. The Indy Racing League needs you.
  • Fellow IRL driver thinks Patrick's aggressive enough for NASCAR ("during that time of month")

    07/13/2006 2:45:56 AM PDT · by ajolympian2004 · 6 replies · 501+ views
    AP Sports ^ | Wed. July 12th, 2005 | TERESA M. WALKER, AP Sports Writer
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A fellow IRL driver says Danica Patrick has what it takes to succeed if she switches to the paint-swapping world of NASCAR and she's plenty aggressive in open-wheel racing when it's ``the right time of the month.'' Ed Carpenter, who trails Patrick by four slots in the IRL IndyCar Series' points race, made the comment when asked how Patrick might handle NASCAR racing during a radio appearance to promote Saturday night's Firestone Indy 200. ``I think Danica's pretty aggressive in our cars,'' Carpenter said Wednesday on WGFX-FM in Nashville. ``I mean, you know especially if you...
  • Report: Danica's family talking to NASCAR teams

    07/10/2006 11:15:28 AM PDT · by Warren_Piece · 41 replies · 722+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 7/10/2006 | ESPN.com news services
    JOLIET, Ill. -- Danica Patrick's father is exploring the possibility of the popular Indy Racing League driver moving to NASCAR as soon as next year, the Orlando Sentinel reported Monday. Barry Taylor/WireImage.com Danica Patrick's father says she could be leaving IRL for NASCAR as soon as next season. The Sentinel reported that T.J. Patrick, who has managed Danica Patrick's career since childhood, was in exploratory talks with some NASCAR teams at Chicagoland Speedway on Sunday. "I'm trying to get her here [into NASCAR]," T.J. Patrick told the Sentinel. T.J. and Bev Patrick, who formerly lived in Roscoe, Ill., attended NASCAR's...
  • [Danica] Patrick runs right over doubts about women racers

    01/28/2006 5:01:55 AM PST · by RedBloodedAmerican · 56 replies · 2,743+ views
    NJOnline ^ | January 28, 2006 | KEN WILLIS
    January 28, 2006Patrick runs right over doubts about women racersBy KEN WILLISSports Columnist DAYTONA BEACH --It's not that there haven't been any women racers before, including some who made their way to a Victory Lane here and there at various levels of motorsports. Problem is, the list is hardly a scroll. Therefore, Danica Patrick, who can appear so steely, so self-assured, so focused, gives an honest and somewhat surprising admission. "I cannot blame people for wondering if a girl can drive," she said Friday, the day before her debut in the Rolex 24 At Daytona, which begins today at...
  • Between Series, an Actress Became a Superstar (in Math)

    07/22/2005 12:02:04 PM PDT · by GreenLanternCorps · 155 replies · 4,984+ views
    On her Web site, Danica McKellar, the actress best known as Winnie Cooper on the television series "The Wonder Years," takes on questions that require more than a moment's thought to answer. "If it takes Sam six minutes to wash a car by himself," one fan asked recently, "and it takes Brian eight minutes to wash a car by himself, how long will it take them to wash a car together?" "This is a 'rates' problem," Ms. McKellar wrote in reply. "The key is to think about each of their 'car washing rates' and not the 'time' it takes them."...
  • F1 boss (Bernie Ecclestone) likens Danica to 'domestic appliance'

    06/19/2005 5:11:16 PM PDT · by jern · 36 replies · 1,816+ views
    FOXSports.com ^ | June 19, 2005
    Danica Patrick has surged onto the open-wheel racing world, but that might not be sitting well with the old-school boss of Formula One racing. Formula One is getting its most high-profile United States presence with the U.S. Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend, but Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone doesn't seem to be too crazy about Patrick joining her male competitors on the track, despite her recent Indy 500 success. "She did a good job, didn't she? Super. Didn't think she'd be able to make it like that," Ecclestone told a gathering of reporters about Patrick's Indy 500...
  • Robbie Gordon of NASCAR Will Not Drive IRL Races Against Danica Patrick, Citing Weight Advantage

    06/01/2005 8:14:34 AM PDT · by gopwinsin04 · 421 replies · 8,812+ views
    Robbie Gordon of NASCAR started the discussion, saying that he wouldn't drive in the Indy Car Racing League series until they do something about Danica Patrick's weight 'advantage.''The lighter the car, the faster it goes,' Gordon said. 'Do the math. Put her in the car at her weight, then put me or Tony Stewart in the car at 200 pounds and our cars are at least 100 pounds heavier.' 'I wont race against her until the IRL does something to take that advantage away.'I glanced at the weight of the weight of the drivers in the Indy Car Series. They...
  • R. Gordon Says He Didn't Mean to Disrespect Patrick

    06/01/2005 10:18:58 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 105 replies · 1,513+ views
    aolnews ^ | 6 1 05 | JENNA FRYER
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 31) - Robby Gordon was not being critical of Danica Patrick when he said she had an unfair weight advantage in the Indianapolis 500. Rather, he said he was simply discussing a flaw in the Indy Racing League's rules. "The only thing I was saying was that I have a problem with the rule, not any particular driver," Gordon said Tuesday. "I've been impressed with Danica from the first time she got in an IRL car earlier this year, and I certainly did not mean to disrespect her or any other driver." Patrick wowed the racing world...
  • Indy 500 TV Ratings Jump 40 Percent

    05/30/2005 3:19:38 PM PDT · by LdSentinal · 52 replies · 2,152+ views
    NEW YORK - Danica Patrick's first Indianapolis 500 made for great television. ABC's broadcast on Sunday drew a 6.6 overnight rating and a 17 share, up 40 percent from last year and the highest since 1997.Patrick, who became the first woman to hold the lead at the Indy 500, led several of the final laps before settling for fourth. The ratings during the last 15 minutes of the race spiked to 8.8/21. Dan Wheldon passed the 23-year-old rookie with seven laps to go and coasted to his first victory at the Brickyard. Last year's race, won by Patrick's Rahal-Letterman teammate...
  • Robby Gordon says Patrick has an unfair advantage (Indy 500)

    05/28/2005 10:58:33 PM PDT · by BurbankKarl · 140 replies · 2,895+ views
    Sports Illustrated ^ | 5/28/05 | Various
    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- Robby Gordon accused Danica Patrick of having an unfair advantage in the Indianapolis 500 and said Saturday he will not compete in the race again unless the field is equalized. Gordon, a former open-wheel driver now in NASCAR, contends that Patrick is at an advantage over the rest of the competitors because she only weighs 100 pounds. Because all the cars weigh the same, Patrick's is lighter on the race track. "The lighter the car, the faster it goes," Gordon said. "Do the math. Put her in the car at her weight, then put me or...
  • NASCAR Driver Says Female Phenom Has Unfair Edge(Danica Patrick)

    05/28/2005 8:03:38 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 277 replies · 8,371+ views
    Robby Gordon accused Danica Patrick of having an unfair advantage in the Indianapolis 500 and said Saturday he will not compete in the race again unless the field is equalized. Gordon, a former open-wheel driver now in NASCAR, contends that Patrick is at an advantage over the rest of the competitors because she only weighs 100 pounds. Because all the cars weigh the same, Patrick's is lighter on the race track. "The lighter the car, the faster it goes," Gordon said. "Do the math. Put her in the car at her weight, then put me or Tony Stewart in the...