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Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick, 2011 Indianapolis 500. Copyright, Brian Crowe, 2016. Used with Permission.

Danica Patrick, 2011 Indianapolis 500. Copyright, Brian Crowe, 2016. Used with Permission.

Born:

25 Mar 1982
Beloit, Wisconsin

Nationality:

United States

Indy 500s:

8 (2005-2018)

Highly rated female driver, who is one of the relatively few females to qualify for Indianapolis and still the only female winner of an US open-wheel event. After part-time rides in NASCAR, she moved there full-time in 2012 and remained in the series until 2018. Danica is a very popular figure in US racing and still makes a lot of media and public appearances, which includes TV shows, commentating, advertisements and corporate training videos. In 2018, Danica retired after racing in the Indianapolis 500 for the first time in seven years, which unfortunately ended in a crash. Danica's mother is from Norway, which explains the slightly unusual first name. Although Danica has raced in America for most of her life, she did also spend a while in Britain racing in Formula Ford, including against Jenson Button.

Biography last updated 27 May 2018