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To Brooke Patrick, sister Danica's fame is surreal

Updated: October 17, 2012, 1:35 PM ET
By Brant James

Brooke Patrick didn't need any verification, but there it was on the television screen: two little girls on go-karts, careening around a circular track defined by paint cans in the back lot of a Roscoe, Ill., business park.

Brooke Patrick was 8 years old, Danica Patrick was 10. They both were horribly slow in the tiny karts their father, T.J., had built for them. But it was a start, for one of them.

The footage, recently transferred from their parents' video ...

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