On Sunday, February 24th, Danica Patrick will be a part of history as she has become the first woman in NASCAR and the Sprint Cup to take the pole position. With NASCAR’s biggest event, Patrick could not have picked a better race to qualify for the pole position. Patrick was told that about 17 percent of Daytona 500 pole winners finish first, to which she responded, “I’ll take those odds”. When everything is said and done, Danica was born ready and knows what to do.
How does Danica plan on winning this sunday? “No. 1: not crashing out. It’s really easy to crash at Daytona,” Patrick said. “Finishing is going to put you in a pretty decent spot. Being able to race toward the front. If I can manage making my way toward the front kinda on my own. If I can do something like what Tony’s (Stewart) able to do out there…he does a masterful job at it. For me, it’ll be about earning some respect and trust”.