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.
- In 2005 became the fourth woman (following 'Janet Guthrie' (qv), 'Lyn St. James' (qv) and 'Sarah Fisher (III)' (qv)) to drive in the Indianapolis 500 auto race. She finished in 4th place, the best ever result for a female driver.
- Voted INDY Series "Most Popular Driver" for 2007. This was her third consecutive award.
- At the 2000 Formula Ford Festival in England, she finished in second place, the best result any American driver ever earned in the race.
- The Business Week Power 100 ranking was released on October 3rd, 2008 and listed the most powerful people in sports worldwide. Danica Patrick was listed as the top female on the list at number 50.
- 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.
- 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.
- Earned approximately $5 million in endorsements during the 2007 INDY Car Series campaign.
- Danica Patrick became the first IndyCar driver's image to be added to the famed ESPN Pardon the Interruption (PTI) set backdrop.