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Danica Patrick: Historic Performance in Qualifying Adds Intrigue to Daytona 500

The Daytona 500 is among the biggest spectacles on NASCAR's annual schedule, but the 2013 edition has a special buzz about it. Thanks to Danica Patrick's performance in qualifying, a woman will lead the Daytona 500 field for the first time ever.Actually it's the first time that a woman has ever started in the pole position at a Sprint Cup race. Fortunately for NASCAR, it's coming on the grandest stage in the sport.The Daytona 500 serves as the launching point for the rest of the season, and the historic aspect of this race guarantees that their will be plenty of eyeballs glued to the television when the green flag goes down on Sunday.Given Patrick's celebrity status—without the long-string of success that NASCAR's biggest personalitie...

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