Cheryl Corley, Danika Patrick, Nascar discussed on Weekend Edition Saturday


World's most famous the indy five hundred npr cheryl corley reports just a few days ago danika patrick lined up in are bright green chevy for the qualifying race at the indianapolis motor speedway patrick's four lap average of about two hundred twenty eight miles per hour earned her a top spot in tomorrow's eighty five hundred it's the second half of what's being called the danika double the first half was her final race at nascar's daytona five hundred february she ended up in a multi car crash and didn't finish with tomorrow's race in indianapolis she comes full circle thirteen years ago patrick was named indycar rookie of the year she had a record breaking season and led for nineteen laps in the indy five hundred later she made the jump to stock car racing nascar in an interview with npr at the time she's had her drive to win began at home i started racing when i was ten years old and it was really just something to be together as a family something to get to know my father primarily by h sixteen patrick had earned three national go kart titles one of her mentors was trailblazing racecar driver lyn st james who had one indies rookie of the year title herself in one thousand nine hundred eighty two patrick attended saint james drivers development program i mean i say i'm looking for the cream then i got a lot of milk identified was definitely cream i saw the the talent and the potential and the commitment and i'm glad that i was able to help her the andy car series includes a number of races here and abroad the most famous is the indianapolis five hundred and patrick is the only woman who's lead laps in an indy five hundred race and in nascar's daytona five hundred she made history in two thousand eight when she won an indycar event in japan three and four dan patrick coming out of more boys the lady is coming through danika patrick wins at twin ring motel it's a first and bursts are in history books so i've always soaked and wanting to be that person for years later patrick mater stock car racing debut at nascar patrick never ended up in the top five at daytona but with a knack for self promotion she and longtime sponsor web domain company go daddy help build each other's brand.

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