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FIRST WOMAN TO WIN AN INDY CAR RACE
Danica Sue Patrick (born 1982 in USA) is a lady racing driver competing in the IndyCar Series. She was named the Rookie of the Year for both the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series season. With her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300, Patrick became the first woman to win an IndyCar Series race and took a little interest away from her pictures in Sports Illustrated's famous yearly swim suit edition where her poses were the talk of the pit lane.
For 2008 she drives for Andretti Green Racing.
Danica became the first lady winner in IndyCar history on Sunday, April 20, 2008, taking the Indy Japan 300 after the top contenders were forced to pit for fuel in the final laps. She finished 5.8594 seconds ahead of pole-sitter Helio Castroneves on the 1.5-mile Twin Ring Motegi oval after leader Scott Dixon pitted with five laps left and Dan Wheldon and Tony Kanaan came in a lap later.
"It's going to be one of those things that's remembered," : "It's a first, and firsts are always in history books. I've definitely thought about that before, and I've always hoped and wanted to be that person. It's probably one of the only things I ever really thought of myself as a girl, and otherwise I don't really think about it a lot. But I did think it would be nice to be the first female to win in history.