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Danica Patrick - Car Race Driver

Updated on April 27, 2012

The Beautiful Danica Patrick - Car Race Driver

In a world of sports where men take center stage, Danica Patrick is a jewel. She exemplifies beauty and talent while doing her best in the world of car racing. She finished sixth in her debut at Daytona last week, February 6, 2010. She is also considered one of the most powerful women in NASCAR.

Danica Patrick is an American car race driver and one of the most beautiful woman in the world of sports ---- particularly in car racing. Born In Beloit, Wisconsin, USA on March 25, 1982, this 27 years old charmer grew up in Roscoe Illinois. She is married to Paul Hospenthal, == her former physical therapist and she met him when she was recovering from an injury in yoga.

Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick | Source

Career Highlights of Danica Patrick - Her Achievements

She started her career at a young age

At age ten, she was into go-karting at the Sugar River Raceway in Brodhead, Wisconsin. She eventually won several World Karting Association championships, then she moved to UK at the age of 16 in order to advanced her racing career and to be trained as well.

Achievements of Danica Patrick

  1. The first woman to win in the Indy car race and with the amazing highest finish by a woman driver at the Indy 500.
  2. She competes in the Indy 500 and she placed 3rd in the 2009 "Indianapolis 500" which was her personal best at the track--
  3. She is currently racing with the Andretti Green Racing.
  4. As part of her NASCAR career, she will drive in a part-time schedule in the NASCAR nationwide series for JR MotorSports and her major sponsor GoDaddy.com.
  5. She finished sixth place in her first ever experienced driving the Chevrolet in an ARCA race last February 6, 2010 --The Daytona International Speedway.

Model and Spokeperson

  1. Danica is also a spokesperson for Go Daddy.com and appeared in their numerous Super Bowl commercial.
  2. She appeared in numerous covers in different magazines like the Sports Illustrated and Shape as a model.

Latest on Danica Patrick

  • Dubbed as one of the most powerful women in NASCAR
  • Danica ranked number 6 in her debut at Daytona, Febrary 2010
  • Danica To Run Nationwide On Saturday ESPN --- After impressing during her ARCA debut, Danica Patrick will run the Nationwide Series race on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN2
  • USA Today- DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Danica Patrick will make her NASCAR debut this weekend at DaytonaInternational Speedway, driving the No. 7 Chevrolet in Saturday's second-tier Nationwide Series race.

2012

  • She suffered car crash in the second lap of the Daytona 500 last February 2012 and he was back in the 66th lap

2011

  • Patrick spent the 2010 and 2011 seasons participating in the IndyCar and NASCAR's series,

2009

  • Recorded 5 top -5 and ten top -10 finishes
  • Finished career best fifth in the overall points standings
  • Finished best career third place in the Indy 500
  • Finished 16 of 17 races

2008

  • Won twin ring Motegi in April 19 to become the first female to win a major closed course auto race
  • Recorded three top five finishes and ten top ten finishes
  • Finishes 15 of 17 races
  • Finished 6th in overall points standings

2007

  • First season with AGR and racing the number 7 Motorola car
  • Had eleven top ten finishes
  • Finished career high 2nd at the Raceway at the Belle Isle on Sept 2nd
  • Finished third at Nashville and Texas
  • Finished 7th at the overall standings

2006

  • Had her best finished of fourth back to back at Nashville Speedway and the Milwaukee mile where she advanced ten positions
  • Recorded other top ten six finishes
  • Finished ninth in the overall standings despite sitting out the season opening race
  • Voted Indy down force Most popular Driver for second consecutive season

2005

  • Named the USA Today and US Sports Academy’s Female Athlete of the Year
  • Finished second in AP female Athlete of the year Poll
  • Named in Yahoos third most searched athlete
  • Started fourth and finished fourth at 89th Indianapolis 500 and earned Chases Rookie of the year honors. The highest star and finishing for a woman driver in the events history. Lead 19 laps. The first woman to lead at Indianapolis
  • Win Bombardier Rookie of the Year award after finishing 12th in overall standings
  • Recorded two top five and seven top ten finishes with best finish of fourth (Motegi and Indianapolis
  • Earned three pole positions (Kentucky, Kansas, Chicagoland to tie Thomas Scheckters rookie record for pole position

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Sources:

Danica Patrick Official Website

The New York Times

EuropeanCarWeb

Driver Data Base Website

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indy 500

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    • profile image

      ilham 

      6 years ago

      hi is some one las

    • Frankracetteconsu profile image

      Frankracetteconsu 

      6 years ago from Montreal

      wow stunning. is there any other model nascar drivers ?

    • hewhohn profile image

      hewhohn 

      7 years ago

      Wow, this is amazing.

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Good, I think she was injured last time so she is sidelined and not playing till June? Hmmmm. shes very pretty isnt it? Hows yuor night going? Oh Big Dale, he is great, Maita

    • Tubbs Merouge profile image

      Tubbs Merouge 

      8 years ago from Louisiana

      I love Nascar, been following it for many years. Big Dale Jr. fan!

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      thanks Tubbs, I agree she is definitely hot, LOL, Night, Are you into car racing? Maita

    • Tubbs Merouge profile image

      Tubbs Merouge 

      8 years ago from Louisiana

      She hot and she will draw a whole new following to Nascar. She's had it rough though these first few races, but when she gets in the flow, look out!! Loved this hub Maita!!

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hi Tilecleaninghub, yes she is definitely HOT and talented as well, beauty and talent equals MONEY hehe, Thank you and happy weekend, Maita

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      Tilecleaninghub 

      8 years ago

      Wow she is hot. Gotta make the other nascar drivers mad that some skinny hottie can drive just as good as them.

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hi JP, yes shes brilliant as car race driver plus a beautiful body, i think she used it to the max to earn also, The race car sports arena needs her as well,

      yes, no man will do this one, hehe, Thank you, Maita

    • J.P. Gardie profile image

      J.P. Gardie 

      8 years ago from Europe

      I think she´s really good for motorsport, this sport needs more female participation. It´s a shame however that she has to do all of these photo-shoots, I don´t think a male driver would have had to do the same.

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Yeah IRISH, I know you will like this one LOL, I am good, I am glad you came by here, your rooster said hello, thanks for the smile, Thank you, Maita

    • theirishobserver. profile image

      theirishobserver. 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      Hello you Hublicious creature, how are you, I have been very busy, I love this Hub, you know that ha ha, I hope you are keeping well, my rooster says hello, very frosty here this morning 9am now.....keep well keep up the good work and more lovely drivers ha ha

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      hi Curmudgeon, I am humbled by your beautiful and nice comments, I think she still like car racing than modeling, I agree with you for her as a role model among women,

      Thank you for visiting my hubs, welcome to HP, Maita

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      The Curmudgeon 

      8 years ago

      Prettydarkhorse:

      Your talent is impressive, as is the effort you put into preparing this exceptional Hub!

      I lost interest in the sport after becoming convinced it was being ruined by the family which "owns" NASCAR; especially so, when it began a fight with its competitor.

      But talent is TALENT, and I think Danica Patrick's entry does so much for the sport -- not just for being a Role Model, encouraging other females to follow her.

      Were I in her shoes, I'd concentrate on modelling, but still hone skills for the track -- because the interval of being in demand for beauty is much shorter than the span of years she'll be in demand to race.

    • shazwellyn profile image

      shazwellyn 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      Not being into racing, i am glad to see a woman doing some great things behind the wheel! She is beautiful WITHOUT the airbrushing! Why do they have to do that?!

      Lovely hub thought Pretty! xx

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hi Papasez, you said it right, Thank you and regards to you and Mama, Maita

    • Papa Sez profile image

      Papa Sez 

      8 years ago from The Philippines to Canada

      She fits well in the tried and tested "fast car + sexy girl" marketing technique. Thanks for the hub Maita. I enjoyed it =)

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hi Tony, NASCAR hehe, I smiled with that comment, Thank you, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hey QUILL< thanks and yes she is beautiful, Bless, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Oh Mick, thanks for that comment, humbly accepted.. How are you, BTW, I am not even half of Ms Danica Patricks--Thank you, TC, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hi blpelton, thank you for a wonderful comment, Maita

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      Tony McGregor 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      A lovely lady she certainly is! Thanks, Maita, for alerting me to one good thing about Nascar! Just kidding!

      Love and peace

      Tony

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      "Quill" 

      8 years ago

      Yes a talented girl with many attributes, best of all the fast cars...thats the little boy coming out...nice Hub Maita...

      Blessings

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      I don't find her sexy at all. But- if she were wearing a yellow hat and a big smile like a beautiful girl from the Phillipines- now we're talking!

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      blpelton 

      8 years ago

      WELL RESHEARHED HUB!!! WELL DONE! :)

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hi Mystique, thanks for your nice comments, she has everything in the world of talents and beauty, hmmm, must be tough on her part too, trying to prove herself always, Thanks again and bless Mystique, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Oh hi hypno, Formula One, yes I think NASCAR is better and you stumbled LOL, Thank you, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hi Cheeky my girl, yes she is definitely hot isnt it? Thanks, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hi anglnwu, thanks dear, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hi K, I didnt know you love Car racing too, well I like to follow Danica hehe, but at times I dont really watch it, How are you now, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hi James, yes thats a WOW hehe, Thanks, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      thanks hello, for your compliments too, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Woe, 20 million dollar thats a whole lot, good girl, she is car racer first and then a model, I am glad she didint take that offer, becuase she is a model to those who are dreaming to be a good racer, She is beautiful and talented woman, YES and I like her a lot, a woman who drives you not nuts but pretty as well, thanks Dohn, morning, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hi Iva, thanks for dropping by, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hi ehern, she is awesome and a great acheievement to boost her career as race car driver, Thanks and how are you now, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Thanks alexandriaruthk, How ya doin? Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Hi resspenser, yeah some people are not into it, Thanks for dropping by, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      hi evershine, Did you mean cute, Thanks dear, Maita

    • prettydarkhorse profile imageAUTHOR

      prettydarkhorse 

      8 years ago from US

      Thank you Putz and I really appreciate you reading this one, Maita

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      Mystique1957 

      8 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      Excellent hub here, Maita! The most amazing thing is what she has proved: Beauty, Intelligence, Toughness and Sex appeal can go by the hand. She is an accomplished and successful woman! Great info!

      Two thumbs up!

      warm regards and blessings,

      Al

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      Andrew 

      8 years ago from Italy

      Formula One should learn from Nascar. Very good hub Maita, and great pictures. Stumbled. :)

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      Cassandra Mantis 

      8 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

      It's nice to see the ladies getting the accolades for sports. There are some very talented ladies out there. And Danica is one of them! Wow! She is hot! Thanks, Maita!

    • anglnwu profile image

      anglnwu 

      8 years ago

      Wow, very nicely done. Beauty and brawn meet in this stunner.

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      K Partin 

      8 years ago from Garden City, Michigan

      Hi Maita, wow my other love! No not Danica.....NASCAR! I really enjoy it and I think she will bring something to the sport too....good hub. Thanks K.

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      James A Watkins 

      8 years ago from Chicago

      What can I say other than WOW!

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      The was an interesting information and thanks for the lovely pictures. She is beautiful but that classic beauty not that flashy, empty one. Thank you for a well reserch hub.

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      dohn121 

      8 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

      Woah! You certainly go my attention, Maita! She's perhaps the best thing to ever happen to Nascar since Junior and has opened up the door to women racers every where. I can tell you spent a good deal of time on writing this hub! You just might have a winner on your hands :D The Sports Illustrated and FHM pics are the best, lol. Did you know that she turned down Playboy who offered her something in the neighborhood of $20 million?

      Dohn

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      iva dragostinova 

      8 years ago from Brighton, UK

      sexy lady indeed. nice that she loves fast cars and not just looking pretty! awesome x

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      alexandriaruthk 

      8 years ago from US

      well researched and done with taste ---she is a beautiful woman, one of a kind!!!!!!

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      ehern33 

      8 years ago

      Great hub once again. I have to agree with Putz's comment. If all else fails, model in sexy garments. LOL I haven't really seen her drive, maybe I will follow a race just to see how she does.

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      Ronnie Sowell 

      8 years ago from South Carolina

      Even though I live in South Carolina I have never been interested in NASCAR and did not think it would ever interest me. I may have been wrong! LOL!!!!

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      EverShine 

      8 years ago from Your Heart

      cuye

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      Putz Ballard 

      8 years ago

      She is a very pretty woman and sure knows how to drive a fast car really fast. Looks like she also knows how to market more than fast cars, she is so pretty! Great work on this hub.

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