MAKING HISTORY: Danica Patrick Becomes First Woman to Win IndyCar Series
Mar 6, 2013
In honor of Women's History Month, we are celebrating with 31 days of women's history! Every day in March, we will highlight an historic moment, as told through the personal stories of our MAKERS. Today we highlight Danica Patrick MAKING HISTORY in sports when she became the first woman to win an IndyCar Series by winning the 2008 Indy Japan 300!
Patrick continues to speed past milestones for women in racing. She recently became the first woman to win a pole position for the 2013 Daytona 500, a huge feat in the racing world.
Patrick is part of a growing legacy of women in racing, which includes the legendary Janet Guthrie, the first woman ever to compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500. Guthrie's helmet and driver's suit are in the Smithsonian Institution, and she was one of the first athletes named to the Women's Sports Hall of Fame.