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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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2011ShelbyGT5004.10012.400Car & Driver
2011ShelbyGT5004.40012.600Road & Track
2010ShelbyShelby GT5004.40012.600Road & Track
2008ShelbyGT500 KR4.70012.900Road & Track
2007ShelbyFord GT5004.50012.900motorweek.org
2007ShelbyMustang GT5.00013.600(MT Online)
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2004ShelbyMustang Cobra SVT4.50012.900
2003ShelbyMustang Cobra SVT4.50012.400(MM&FF)
2001ShelbyMustang Cobra SVT4.80013.500
1999ShelbyMustang Cobra SVT5.40013.900
1998ShelbyMustang Cobra SVT5.40014.000
1996ShelbyMustang Cobra5.40014.000
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1995ShelbyMustang Cobra R5.20013.800
1994ShelbyMustang Cobra5.40014.000
1993ShelbyMustang Cobra5.90014.500
1980ShelbyMustang Cobra (225ci)11.30018.400
1969ShelbyMustang GT 500 428ci/335hp auto6.00014.000Car & Driver
1969ShelbyMustang GT 500 428ci/335hp 4spd0.00013.870Speed & Supercar
1968ShelbyMustang GT500KR 428ci/335hp 3spd auto6.90014.570Car Life
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1967ShelbyMustang GT350 289ci/306hp 4spd0.00015.500Popular Hot Rodding
1966ShelbyCobra 289ci5.20013.700(C&D Feb '70)
1966ShelbyMustang GT 350 289ci/306hp 4spd7.30015.600Motor Trend
1966ShelbyMustang GT 350 Hertz 289ci/306hp 3spd auto6.60015.200Car & Driver
1966ShelbyMustang GT 350-S 289ci/390hp 3spd auto6.20014.000Car Life
1965ShelbyCobra 427 S/C4.60012.700
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1962ShelbyCobra 260ci/335hp 4spd0.00013.800Car Life