On this day: 03-25-1982
Star driver Danica Patrick born
In 1982, Danica Patrick, the first woman to win an IndyCar Series race, America´s top level of open-wheel racing, is born in Beloit, Wisconsin. On May 29, 2005, Patrick made her Indy 500 debut, becoming just the fourth female driver ever to compete in the celebrated 500-mile race, which was first held in 1911 and today is considered one of auto racing´s premier events. During Patrick´s inaugural Indy 500, she led the race for 19 laps, marking the first time a woman ever lead a lap in the competition.