Danica Patrick is an American auto racing driver, model and advertising spokeswoman. Danica Patrick was born on March 25, 1982, in Beloit, Wisconsin. She dropped out of high school to pursue racing. She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing. For the 2013 season, Patrick drives the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing in the Sprint Cup Series. In 2013, she became the first female NASCAR driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole, turning in the fastest qualifying lap since 1990 in qualifying for the Daytona 500.
“I was brought up to be the fastest driver, not the fastest girl. That’s how I’ve always approached my racing career. I’ve been lucky enough to make history and be the first woman to do many things. We have a lot more history to make and we are excited to do it”
Patrick began go-karting in 1992 at the age of 10. At age 16 she moved to Milton Keynes, England, in order to advance her racing career, racing in British national series events against drivers including future Formula 1 world champion Jenson Button. She was named the Rookie of the Year for both the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 IndyCar Series season.
“My whole experience with NASCAR has been Danica Patrick in No. 10 or No. 7.
Danica representing us in that vehicle is pretty damned powerful for us.” – GoDaddy CEO Blake Irving
Her status as a female race car driver, combined with her youth and good looks, has netted Patrick numerous media opportunities. In 2007 she was voted sexiest athlete in the Victoria’s Secret “What is Sexy” list. Patrick also was voted #42 in 2006 and #85 in 2007 in FHM’s 100 sexiest women in the world. She won the 2008 Kids Choice Award for favorite female athlete and again in 2012.