Danica Patrick

Racecar Driver
Born Mar 25, 1982

Danica Sue Patrick is an American auto racing driver, model and advertising spokeswoman. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—she is the only woman to win a race in the IndyCar Series and holds the highest finish (third place) by a woman at the Indianapolis 500. She competed in the series from 2005 to 2011. In 2012 she competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and occasionally in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Danica Patrick.


1982 Birth Born on March 25, 1982.
1992 10 Years Old Patrick began go-karting in 1992 at the age of 10 at the Sugar River Raceway in Brodhead, Wisconsin.


1997 15 Years Old After attending the women in the Winner’s Circle Driver Development Academy, she was a guest of Lyn St. James at the 1997 Indianapolis 500 and was introduced to John Mecom Jr., a former winning Indy 500 team owner, who began following her career and arranged for her to go to the U.K. to race Formula Fords. … Read More


2002 - 2004 4 More Events
On May 29, 2005, Patrick became the fourth woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500, following Janet Guthrie, Lyn St. James and Sarah Fisher. … Read More
2006 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Patrick competed in the 2006 IndyCar Series season giving her another chance at qualifying and racing in the Indianapolis 500. … Read More
2007 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Patrick had bad luck again at Michigan International Speedway, where in previous years she retired early due to fuel and other problems. In 2007, a flat tire late in the race forced Patrick to pit and dropped her to finish 7th. … Read More
To begin the 2008 season, her second with Andretti Green Racing, Patrick scored her best career Homestead finish of 6th. … Read More
2009 27 Years Old 1 More Event
Patrick had the best finish of the Andretti Green team moving up 12 positions to finish 6th, putting her only three points behind Castroneves for the 4th position in the 2009 points championship. … Read More
The 2010 season saw Patrick returning to drive with the newly renamed Andretti Autosport in the IndyCar Series, as well as a limited schedule with JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. … Read More
Patrick would return for the 2011 IndyCar Series season driving again for Andretti Autosport, as well as competing part-time in the NASCAR Nationwide Series driving for JR Motorsports, sponsored by in both. … Read More


In her fourth Cup start, the 2012 Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol, Patrick was running strong before she was crashed on lap 436 by Regan Smith. … Read More
…  At Kansas the following week, Patrick ran as high as third, battling Dale Earnhardt Jr., Tony Stewart, Joey Logano and others for positions inside the top-ten, and finished a career-best seventh, one position better than her 2013 Daytona 500 finish. … Read More
2014 - 2015 3 More Events
2016 34 Years Old 1 More Event
On August 19, it was announced Nature's Bakery will be Patrick's sponsor starting in 2016.
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