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On this day: 05-29-2005

Danica becomes the first woman to lead Indy 500

On this day in 2005, 23-year-old Danica Patrick becomes the first female driver to take the lead in the storied Indianapolis 500. Having previously distinguished herself in the Toyota Atlantic series, Patrick had qualified fourth--another best for a woman--for the 89th Indianapolis 500, only her fifth Indy Racing League event. Patrick entered the Indy 500 in a car co-owned by Bobby Rahal, winner of the Indy 500 in 1986, and David Letterman, the late-night talk show host. Her stellar performance earned her Rookie of the Year honors and a place in the history books alongside Janet Guthrie, who exactly 28 years before--on May 29, 1977--had become the first woman to drive in the Indy 500.

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Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2011MiniCooper S Countryman All47.00015.700Car & Driver
2011MiniCooper8.00016.400Car & Driver
2010MiniCooper Convertible10.50017.900Car & Driver
2010MiniCooper Clubman jcw5.70014.300Motor Trend
2009MiniJohn Cooper Works6.00014.400Road & Track
2009MiniCooper Convertible10.10017.600motorweek.org
2009MiniJohn Cooper Works6.50014.800motorweek.org
2008MiniCooper S Clubman6.80015.300Road & Track
2008MiniCooper S6.40015.000Road & Track
2007Mini Cooper S7.70015.900Road and Track
Yearmakemodel0-601/4 mileComment
2007Mini Cooper S JCW6.30014.900Road and Track
2007MiniCooper S6.40015.000Road & Track
2007MiniCooper9.10016.900Road & Track
2005MiniCooper S Convertible6.60015.200(C&D June 05)
2004MiniCooper S 6-speed Manual7.20015.300(MT Oct 04)
2003MiniCooper Manual8.30016.600(C&D July 02)
2003MiniCooper S Manual7.20015.300(MT April 04)
2003MiniCooper S John Cooper Works6.20014.500(MT April 04)
2002MiniCooper S7.00015.500motorweek.org
2002MiniCooper8.10016.400motorweek.org