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Danica Patrick: Winning the Indianapolis 500 and the NASCAR Impact

 Winning the Indianapolis 500 is the impossible dream for most race car drivers, with only a select group able to garner one win of the coveted race. A few have relived the dream with multiple wins at Indy during its 100 year history. There has never been a female winner of this prestigious race held at Indianapolis Motor Speedway each Memorial Day weekend. Danica Patrick has been entered in six Indianapolis 500 events. She has five top-10 finishes out of those six starts, with her best finish being third in 2009. Women have tried to claim equal footing in the male dominated sport of auto racing, but few have found true success. Patrick is in the midst of her second year of racing in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. During 2010 and t...

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