Mar. 25th, 1982
Beloit, Wisconsin, USA
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Danica Patrick is the Rookie sensation of the Indy Racing League, driving for Rahal-Letterman racing, which is co-owned by racing legend Bobby Rahal, and "Late Show with David Letterman" (1993)'s David Letterman. Born in Wisconsin, she currently resides in Arizona with her miniature schnauzer "Billy" and her husband, physical therapist Paul Hospenthal. When she isn't racing around the track at speeds up to 229 mph, she enjoys traveling, yoga, and spending time with her family and friends.
- Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich declared April 26th, 2008 "Danica Patrick Day" in the state. The governor stated he was honoring Patrick for her "sparkling achievements" and first IndyCar Series victory.
- In 2008 Danica Patrick continued her upward ascent in the unified IndyCar Series after finishing the season standings in 6th place, the highest ever for a woman including Patrick who had finished in 7th the year before.
- Danica Patrick was selected as a finalist for the Time Magazine annual "Time 100" which honors the most influential people in politics, sports and pop culture worldwide.
- The $21 million dollar value of the three year contract accepted by Danica Patrick and Andretti Green Racing in 2007 was the most lucrative in the history of IndyCar, Champ Car or CART to date. This value did not include additional revenue streams secondary to sponsorship, performance incentives and merchandising.
- At the 2000 Formula Ford Festival in England, she finished in second place, the best result any American driver ever earned in the race.
- 2005 Indy Racing League Rookie of the Year.
- Her INDY Car victory in April, 2008 at Japan's Twin Ring Motegi 300 led to a massive increase in Internet searches for the driver of the No. 7 Motorola car for Andretti Green Racing. According to Yahoo.com, searches for her spiked 1,463% percent in one day.
- At just 20 years old, Danica Patrick participated in the Long Beach Pro Celebrity Race in an effort to secure a seat in CART's developmental Toyota Atlantic Series. Patrick, who had been racing overseas in Formula Vauxhall and Formula Ford, was greeted with disdain by some. Patrick then agreed to a bet with Tommy Kendall in an effort to prove herself. Whoever won the race would get to lead the other driver down pit lane by a leash and collar. Patrick responded by leading all pro and celebrity drivers in becoming the first female pro to win the event and coincidentally the bet.