Danica Patrick

In the fast and furious world of racecar driving, Danica Patrick was a world-record setter for female racers. In 2005, Patrick became the fourth woman to race in the Indianapolis 500; she led 19 laps of the race, and ... Read more »
Born: 03/24/1982 in Beloit, Wisconsin, USA

Filmography

Actor (13)

American Country Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Host

The 2013 ESPY Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nickelodeon's 24th Annual Kids' Choice Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

CSI: New York 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2009 ESPY Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Oprah's Big Give 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2008 Teen Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2008 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 2007 ESPY Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

A Passion to Play: The Making of a Champion 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Breaking Through: Women Behind the Wheel 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

In the fast and furious world of racecar driving, Danica Patrick was a world-record setter for female racers. In 2005, Patrick became the fourth woman to race in the Indianapolis 500; she led 19 laps of the race, and her fourth place finish was the highest ever at that time for a female driver. Having an affinity for racing at super-speedways, Patrick made history again in 2008 when she finished the season in sixth place in the unified IndyCar series, the highest-placing finish for women at the time. And, to show that she was more than just a racing novelty, she made an impressive showing at the Indianapolis 500 the following year, finishing in third at that event. Because of her notoriety in racing, the attractive Patrick became a bit of a celebrity and lust object apart from her racing career. Her biggest coup, however, happened during her second Daytona 500 in February 2013 after she joined the NASCAR Driver's ranks. In this event, she notched another milestone by becoming the first woman ever to lead laps in a NASCAR race, proving that she was a consistent contender on the track and a true game-changer for the sport.

Relationships

Paul Hospenthal

Husband
Married Nov. 19, 2005 Announced separation Nov. 20, 2012

Milestones

2013

Became first woman to ever win pole position in a Sprint Cup race

2010

Made acting debut with guest role on "CSI: NY" (CBS), playing a race driver suspected of murder

2009

Finished third behind winner Helio Castroneves and Dan Wheldon at Indy 500

2006

Named Sportswoman of the Year by March of Dimes

2005

Became fourth woman to compete in Indianapolis 500

2005

Won her first pole position at Kansas Speedway

2002

Began driving for Rahal Letterman Racing in the U.S.

1999

Placed ninth at British Formula Vauxhall Championship

1998

At age 16, moved to Milton Keynes, England to advance racing career

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