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Daytona 500 2013: Danica Patrick Already Proving She Belongs with the Big Boys

Not only did Danica Patrick prove she could hang with the big boys in her second career appearance in the Daytona 500 on Sunday, she finished eighth.It was a record for a woman at the historic race...after she set a record by becoming the first woman to capture a pole position for the event on Feb. 17. She also led twice for a total of five laps in the Daytona 500 on Sunday.Talk about making a statement.This year marks the first full campaign for Patrick in the Sprint Cup Series. This was her first race of the year in the series and she exploded off the line.Patrick also accomplished another impressive feat at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.She noted, via the New York Times:“I think a stat that I found more interesting is on...

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