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Danica Patrick Tops Speed Charts & Wins The Pole At Daytona 500

Tue, February 19, 2013 2:23pm EDT by eleanorehl 2 Comments
Danica Patrick Daytona 500

Girl power! Danica put the men in their place when she became the first ever woman to win the coveted pole for the Daytona 500, one of the biggest events in car racing.

Danica Patrick made headlines at the Daytona 500 at the start of Nascar’s 2013 Sprint Cup season, as not only did she win the pole, she also topped the speed charts! On Feb. 17, Danica made history when she became the first ever woman to win the pole of the Daytona 500, at Daytona Beach, Fl. You go girl!

Danica Patrick Wins Pole For Daytona 500

Danica had a sweeping victory at the car racing event, as on the second day of practice she topped the speed chart, and then she went on to win the pole!

Speaking of her victory, Danica said that this win will be momentous for car racing.

“I definitely think it’s good for the team and it’s good for Go Daddy,” said Danica to the New York Times. “It’s good for Nascar. It’s good for the race itself. When they mention who is on the pole, they’re going to mention when the race is. That’s good for the whole sport.”

And Danica’s competitors are most impressed!

“She comes into this with a racing background, with a tremendous amount of exposure, momentum, just popularity that we’ve never seen before, especially from a female driver,” said second place driver Jeff Gordon to the New York Times. “For her to then follow that up or start the season off with a pole, it’s huge. It’s big.”

“I’ve always been a big believer in what’s good for the sport is good for all of us,” Jeff added. “So this is great for the sport. The rest of us will benefit from that, as well. I’m proud to be on the front row this year, side by side with Danica.”

Congratulations, Danica!

What do YOU think HollywoodLifers? Are you impressed with Danica?

WATCH: Danica Patrick Qualifies In Pole Position For 2013 Daytona 500
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