One year ago, Danica Patrick won the pole at Daytona for the lesser circuit Nationwide Series. Today she won the pole at NASCAR's most prestigious race—scheduled next Sunday, February 24 at 1:00 p.m.—with a lap of 196.434 mph.
The pole belongs to Danica, the first female to win the pole for the Daytona 500 in history. #NASCAR— FOX SPORTS: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 17, 2013
Patrick finished 38th last year at the Nationwide Series Daytona, after crashing into the wall and spending 30 minutes in the garage for repairs.