Danica Sue Patrick was born in Beloit, Wisconsin on March 25, 1982 and raised in Illinois. Her talents for racing began to show at the tender age of 10. She began go-karting at this very young age and won some World Karting Association championships. Her professional career began when she moved on England and joined the Indy Racing League at the age of 16. She made history when she finished second place in Britain’s Formula Ford Festival which marked as the highest ever finish by a woman.

She then found her way back home by driving for the Rahal Letterman Racing back in 2002. After a few starts with The Dodge Pro Series, she catapulted her career to the top by teaming up with Toyota Atlantic Championship in 2003, and finally the Indy Racing League. Patrick made history when she finished fourth in the Indy 500 with the best ever record for a female driver in the history of Indianapolis 500. Patrick’s popularity soared to the top as she has a habit of finishing a race among the top three. But ironically, she never had the chance to win a race yet until 2008.

During the winter of 2004, the March of Dimes awarded Danica Patrick with the title of the Sportswomen of the Year as a tribute to her dedication and her successes. She became the IndyCar’s most popular driver in 2005. Patrick was awarded as the IndyCar Rookie of the Year in 2007.

Patrick’s breakthrough in this sport came when she won the first championship in the Indy Japan in 2008. The same year, Patrick was again making headlines when she protested against the weight minimum requirement imposed on both driver and the car on the IndyCar race tracks. Some other contestant were adamant that she had a weight advantage because of her light frame and therefore she gained unfair speed advantage when compared to other drivers on the tracks.

Patrick’s career continues to soar in the year 2008 as she places herself third in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 which is by far her personal best at the racing tracks and the best ever finished achieved by a woman in the event’s history.

Patrick’s amazing personality and charisma has gained her worldwide reputation as a popular race car driver, a successful spokesperson for some of the biggest corporation in the country which includes GoDaddy and Coca-Cola. She launched her own fan club in 2007 to help bring her fans closer to her life. Today, Patrick attracts some of the biggest names as her sponsor which includes GoDaddy, Motorola, XM Radio and the latest, 7 Eleven. She has been featured in commercials and her photos graced some of the glossiest fashion magazines in the country as well. The 2008 edition of the Sports Illustrated features a complete photo spread dedicated to this sexy athlete which results in her being awarded the title of most” sexy female athlete” by Victoria’s Secret, a famous lingerie company.

Patrick currently lives with her husband Paul Hospenthal in Arizona, Phoenix.

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