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Danica Patrick          

Entrepreneur, Author, Podcast Host & Former Racecar Driver

As a racecar driver, Danica Patrick broke barriers and set records with her on-track performance. With her racing career behind her, she looks to her next chapter as she focuses on her passions: good food, great wine, fitness and helping others achieve their goals.

Patrick joined the mainstream ranks by succeeding in the male-dominated world of professional motorsports. She was named to TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” list, has graced the cover of many prestigious publications and was featured in pictorials in the 2008 and 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She has appeared in a record-setting 14 Super Bowl commercials, 13 of which were for longtime partner, GoDaddy!

At just 10 years old, her racing career began after her parents bought her a go-kart. After winning numerous regional and national go-kart titles, she left the Midwest at 16 years old to compete in the cutthroat world of European road racing.

In 2005, she stunned the world by leading 19 laps and finishing fourth in her first Indianapolis 500. She became the first woman to lead laps and score a top-five finish in the historic race. In 2008, Danica made history again becoming the first woman to win a major-league open-wheel race in a North American series with her victory in the IndyCar Series Indy Japan 300 race.

In 2013, as she transitioned to the NASCAR Cup Series, she made headlines around the world with her record-setting performance in the 55th Daytona 500 race. She became the first woman to win a NASCAR Cup Series pole when she set the fastest time in qualifying 500 and then finished in eighth place, the highest finishing position ever for a woman in the “Great American Race.”

In 2018, Patrick closed out her time in racing with the “Danica Double” and competed in two marquee events that were cornerstones of her career: the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500. In 2018, she shattered another glass ceiling when she became the first female host of the ESPY’s – ESPNs Sports Award show, that aired live on ABC.

Moving into her next chapter, retired from racing, her focus has shifted to her role as an entrepreneur and business owner. She has launched the clothing line – Warrior by Danica Patrick, authored a book "Pretty Intense," and is the sole proprietor of Somnium, a vineyard in Napa Valley, California. In addition to these passion projects, she also continues to do inspirational speaking engagements and she plans to build upon these initiatives in the coming years.


Danica Patrick won't drive for Stewart-Haas Racing in 2018
Danica Patrick could be the hero NASCAR needs
In case you haven’t noticed, NASCAR needs a new hero. Dale Earnhardt Jr. is out of the cockpit temporarily and Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart are about to be out for good.
Danica is building on Martinsville successes
Danica Patrick’s transition to NASCAR over the last five years has been criticized by many, praised by some and her story has generally faded to the background as fans across the nation have grown used to Patrick as both a driver and a personality.
12 Questions with Danica Patrick
Our series of weekly NASCAR driver interviews continues with Danica Patrick, who returns to her home track at Chicagoland Speedway this week. Patrick grew up in Roscoe, Ill., which is about two hours from the track where she will race this weekend for Stewart-Haas Racing.

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