39 years old (Born on March 25, 1982)
American racing driver and spokeswoman; She is famous from Finished 4th in Indy 500.Contacted by several NASCAR teams in 2006 and 2007 but declined their offers and elected to sign with Andretti Green Racing and race INDY cars. Was named one of the 100 Most Beautiful People by People Magazine in 2006. Got hooked on racing when her sister, Brooke, took up go-carts (Brooke lost interest, Danica didn't). Voted INDY Series "Most Popular Driver" for 2007. This was her third consecutive award. She grew up in Roscoe, Illinois and attended Hononegah Community High School.
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Fun Facts About Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick enjoyed her best season yet in the Motorola AGR No.7 during the 2007 INDY Car Series when she at one point led the Indianapolis 500 and three other races, finished 3rd at Texas and Nashville, and finished 2nd at Detroit.
2005 Indy Racing League Rookie of the Year.
She has a younger sister, Brooke.
At 16, went to England to learn how to race.
Witnessed the crash between Paul Dana and Ed Carpenter at the Homestead-Miami Speedway in Homestead, Florida which had resulted in Paul Dana's death. (March 26, 2006)
In 2005 became the fourth woman (following Janet Guthrie, Lyn St. James and Sarah Fisher) to drive in the Indianapolis 500 auto race. She finished in 4th place, the best ever result for a female driver.
In 2007, Forbes Magazine ranked her at #97 in the top 100 most powerful athletes in the world. This was her third year in a row within the Forbes top 100.
Ranked #69 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
May 29, 2005 - First female ever to lead in the Indy 500
Named #42 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement. (2006).
Earned approximately $5 million in endorsements during the 2007 INDY Car Series campaign.
At the 2000 Formula Ford Festival in England, she finished in second place, the best result any American driver ever earned in the race.