Danica Patrick Becomes First Woman In History To Win The Pole Position At The Daytona 500S

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.


Patrick finished 38th last year at the Nationwide Series Daytona, after crashing into the wall and spending 30 minutes in the garage for repairs.

Danica Patrick first woman to win Daytona 500 pole [USA Today]