NASCAR driver and Go Daddy girl Danica Patrick has the pole position for the Daytona 500. The “Great American Race” is a 500-mile race that is run in Daytona Beach, Florida each year. That means 200 laps with cars racing at speeds of about 183 mph.
Having the pole position means that Danica’s speeds in the qualifying time for the race puts her at the front of the pack on race day. She will being the race in the first position. It’s taken Patrick years to achieve this, but years or not, she is the first woman to earn this starting position.
Here’s to the Daytona 500. Here’s to Danica Patrick.
Danica Patrick led one entire lap at the Daytona 500 – a first for a woman – before finishing 8th overall.
Jimmie Johnson finished first, with Dale Earnhardt Jr. finishing second, and Mark Martin coming in 3rd.