"The start of this season, I had a different mindset that let's continue to build on what we learned at the end of last year, and let's try and get a win before the season is up."As he rolled into Victory Lane, he saw Patrick, who had already changed into street clothes following being involved in an accident during the race.
As well as being the first woman to race full-time on Nascar’s senior circuit in 36 years, the race car driver - who now lives in Phoenix, Arizona - has graced the cover of a number of magazines, including Sports Illustrated.'I heard my spotter (Brandon Benesch) say that the 14 (Patrick's team mate, Tony Stewart) was below me on track, and I didn't know the 17 (Stenhouse) was there on the high side of the track,' she said after the incident. 'My spotter took the blame on that one.'I just didn't know Ricky was up there, and I obviously don't want to hit his car or anyone else with 10 laps to go. Danica Patrick's now-public personal life was a popular topic at Daytona International Speedway on Friday.She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—her win in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only women's victory in an Indy Car Series race and her third place in the 2009 Indianapolis 500 is the highest finish there ever by a woman. In 2012, she competed in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and occasionally in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.She currently competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. In 2013, she became the first female NASCAR driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole, turning in the fastest qualifying lap since 1990—qualifying for the Daytona 500.Pranging your boyfriend's car is always going to cause a bit of tension in a relationship.