espnW: Indy Japan 300
April, 20, 2013
By Lizzie Haldane | ESPN.com
Five years ago today, Danica Patrick became the first woman to win an IndyCar race when she was the first to cross the finish line at the Indy Japan 300. Since then, she has zoomed past several other milestones as well. Earlier this year at the Daytona 500, she became the first woman to win a pole position for any NASCAR premier circuit race, she became the first woman to lead laps, and she finished the highest of any female racer with an eighth-place result.
Jonathan Ferrey/Getty ImagesDanica Patrick claimed her first trophy in her 50th career Indy start.
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