Say what you want, but Danica Patrick is one fast gal. And she proved that in style on Saturday during the qualifying session for the Daytona 500 when she set the fastest time in the qualifying session, and became the first ever woman in Sprint Cup Series history to snatch Pole Position.
Driving for Stewart-Haas, Patrick set a time of 45.817 seconds and peaked 196.434 mph; an amazing performance considering it was just her 11th career start. Jeff Gordon took the second place with a time of 45.85, while Trevor Bayne secured the third place at 45.924 seconds.
“I think that says a lot about the team, a lot about Stewart-Haas Racing, a lot about how much work was done over the winter and how they’ve adapted to the new car,” said Patrick. “This is very much a team pole.” (Source and image: Nascar.com)
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