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Danica Patrick Isn’t the First Female in NASCAR, So Why the Big Hoopla?

Jennifer Jo Cobb. Chrissy Wallace. Janet Guthrie.

Who are these women? They are NASCAR drivers. They have all driven long before the name Danica Patrick even came to motorsports. But for some reason, Danica's is the only one that matters. But why? Her stats are far from impressive: one win (in Japan), her best finish at the Indianapolis 500 was third, highest points finish was fifth (2009), has three poles, and 41 top 10s with 81 starts. Let's take a look at some other women in racing to compare. Most notable, and current, is Chrissy Wallace, of the famous Wallace racing family. While her start has been slow, she most recently took to the track in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series as part of the first ever father/daughter pair...

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