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Danica Patrick; IRL driver and the world fastest woman!
Topic Started: May 28 2005, 04:42 PM (2,354 Views)
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NAME: Danica Sue Patrick

BIRTHDATE: March 25, 1982

AGE: 23

HEIGHT: 5' 2"

WEIGHT: 100 lbs.

FAMILY: Parents: Father & Mother: TJ & Bev Patrick, Sister: Brooke

BIRTHPLACE: Beloit, WI

RESIDENCE: Phoenix, AZ

RACING GOALS: To become an open-wheel racing champion.

MOST MEMORABLE ACHIEVEMENTS: Finishing second in the Formula Ford Festival.

RACING HEROES: No hero's, just role models. So far, my Dad, Lyn St. James, Bobby Rahal and Jacques Villeneuve.

PHYSICAL PREPERATION: Running, weight training and yoga.

MENTAL PREPERATION: I spend time visualizing me making laps of the track.

FAVORITE CAR: 360 Ferrari

PERSONAL VEHICLES: Mercedes Benz 230

PHILOSOPHY: Life is what you make of it.

BEST ADVICE: You are the only one who can make yourself at the end of the day so at least strive for that.

WEAKNESS: Procrastination


Danica Patrick finished third in the 2004 Toyota Atlantic Championship, the highest finish by a female driver in the series history. Posted ten top-five results and three podium finishes in 12 starts. She finished second in Round 4 at Portland and claimed third place results in Round 2 at Monterrey, Mexico and Round 6 at Cleveland.

She became the first female driver to lead an open-wheel championship when she took the points lead of the Toyota Atlantic Championship after Round 4 of the 2004 season.

Captured the pole position for Round 5 of the 2004 Atlantic Championship. She is the first female to capture the pole position for an Atlantic race.

Danica made this year her IRL IndyCar Series debut. Until now she has competed in four races, obtaining a fourth place in Twin Ring Motegi, Japan.


PREVIOUS RACING HISTORY

1992-97
Won numerous championships in various national and regional divisions of the World Karting Association.

1998
Entered the Formula Vauxhall Winter Series in England.

1999
Finished in the top-10 in the 14-race Formula Vauxhall series in England.

2000
Finished second in the England Formula Ford Festival, the highest finishing American driver in the history of that prestigious event. She was also the top female finisher in event history. Competed in the Zetec Formula Ford Championship with Haywood Racing.

2001
Competed in the Zetek Formula Ford Championship in England driving for Haywood Racing. Was the only female driver in the series. Tested a Ford-powered midget car for the Ford factory.

2002
Won the Pro Division of the annual Toyota Pro Celebrity race at Long Beach, beating former Trans-Am champion Tommy Kendall and IRL driver Sarah Fisher. Was signed to a multi-year contract by Team Rahal and participated in five Barber Dodge Pro Series events. Earned a best finish of fourth in the BDPS race at Vancouver.

2003
In rookie year of Toyota Atlantic, made series history by becoming the first woman to finish on the podium with a third place performance in the season opener at Monterrey, Mexico. Topped previous career best with a second place showing in the season finale in Miami. Finished the season with a total of seven top-six results and 10 top-10 finishes in 12 races en route to sixth in the championship. Top start of fourth came at Trois-Rivieres.

Link to Danica's official website



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Congratulations to the first thread. :flower:
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Pucca
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Thank you, Carsten :blush:

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:rhonda: pucca, good idea for a thread........there are a lot of people hoping she wins tomorrow's Indy 500.

I don't know if you all know this; but she drives for Bobby Rahal and David Letterman. That team won Indy last year ;)

Rahal Racing....fyi
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Great Pictures everyone thanks :heart:
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Pucca
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:yeah: Danica finished in fourth place at Indy 500 :clap*:
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Great Thread Pucca...She almost had it today!

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"I spent 90% of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted." - George Best
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:) What a race by Danica today at Indy today :o

Having watched or attended the Indy 500 for over 30 years, Danica is the most exciting thing to happen at the 500 in years.

:) Danica's race today ranks with the following milestones of Indy in the past 30 years.........

The first qualification lap over 200mph
The first 4 lap qualification average over 200mph
AJ Foyt, Al Unser Sr and Rick Mears winning The 500 4 times each
Janet Gutherie, the first woman to qualify for the Indy 500
Bobby Unser, Al Unser Sr and Al Unser Jr 3 members of the same family win the 500 a total of 9 times
The closest winning margin Al Unser Jr defeated Scoot Goodyear by .043 sec
Fastest qualification lap 237.498 mph by Arie Luyendyk
Danica Patrick first woman to lead the Indianapolis 500

Simply an excellent performance thru the entire month of May :clap*: :y:
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balloonknot
May 30 2005, 02:54 AM
Great Thread Pucca...She almost had it today!

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You forgot this :D
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great thread :clap*: :y:
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Pucca
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Danica finished 13th at Texas.
This wasn't a lucky day for her. :(
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Meet my wife, Elise
Now, I know why she's so popular..

Has she won a race yet? :hi-bebe:
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Not yet in the IRL... But some day. ;)
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