Fast Facts

  • Moved to England at age 16 to hone open-wheel racing skills she had developed with Rahal Letterman Racing.
  • Became the fourth female to race in the Indianapolis 500 in 2005. She finished fourth and added a third-place finish in 2009. 
  • Graced the cover of Sports Illustrated in 2005 and 2008, while also appearing in the 2008 and 2009 swimsuit issues.
  • Her autobiography, Danica Patrick: Crossing the Line, came out in 2006.
  • Drove to her only IndyCar victory in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 in Motegi City.
  • Shifted full-time to NASCAR in 2012, first in the Nationwide Series, then the top-tier Sprint Cup Series in 2013.
  • Won the pole position for the 2013 Daytona 500 en route to finishing eighth. Had a top finish of sixth in her first 100 Sprint Cup races.
  • Appeared in more than a dozen Super Bowl ads, though her GoDaddy spot was pulled prior to the 2015 game, ending an eight-year run.


  • Bev Patrick — Mother
  • TJ Patrick — Father
  • Paul Hospenthal — Ex-husband
  • Brooke Patrick — Sister
  • Ricky Stenhouse Jr. — Significant Other

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  • Birth Name: Danica Sue Patrick
  • Birth Place: Beloit, Wisconsin, United States
  • Profession: Race-car driver

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