Danica Patrick makes history with Daytona 500 pole-position win

LA Times, Feb 18 2013 - The driver is the first woman to earn the pole position for a NASCAR race. Patrick has a qualifying lap of 45.817 seconds at 196.434 mph. http://www.latimes.com/sports/motorracing/la-sp-danica-patrick-daytona-20130218,0,2137436.story

Photo from Irwindale Speedway: A very young Danica Patrick on an oval track (circa 2004) The car is one of the original prototype Ford Focus machines (much of the development work for that division was done at the Speedway). 

Danica Patrick on an oval track (circa 2004) Ford Focus Prototype

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