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Danica Patrick: What Claming Pole Position at Daytona Means for the Sport

Danica Patrick has done it again. Throughout her career, Patrick has cemented herself as racing's premier female driver by breaking countless barriers, and she's continued that trend during her first season in NASCAR.She continued that trend on Sunday, as she became the first woman to ever earn pole position at the Daytona 500, one of the sport's most iconic races. At just 30 years old, Patrick will almost certainly have bigger moments in her career, but this one is worth taking a step back to recognize its importance. As Heather Tucker of USA Today pointed out, Patrick not only became the first female driver to win the pole in the Daytona 500's 53-year history, she's also the first woman to do so at a Sprint Cup Series event...

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