Danica Patrick http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/33645/all en Auto racing: Patrick's Daytona pole makes NASCAR history http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/auto-racing-patricks-daytona-pole-makes-nascar-history <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Danica Patrick topped qualifying for the Daytona 500 on Sunday to become the first woman to earn pole position for one of the hugely popular NASCAR stock car racing's elite events.</p> <p>A day after she notched the fastest overall practice lap, Patrick lapped the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway in 45.817sec, averaging 196.434 miles per hour to seize the pole for the February 24 season-opener of NASCAR's Sprint Cup series.</p> <p>Patrick, 30, competed in 10 races in the series last year, after making the jump from the IndyCar open-wheel racing series.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130217/auto-racing-patricks-daytona-pole-makes-nascar-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Danica Patrick Motorsport NASCAR AFP Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:00:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5758512 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor racing-All eyes on Danica Patrick at Daytona 500 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/motor-racing-all-eyes-danica-patrick-at-daytona-500 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>Feb 22 (Reuters) - When Danica Patrick made her Daytona 500 debut last year there were some who wondered if the media circus that surrounded her at NASCAR's top event was a tad excessive.</p> <p>She was only the third woman to compete in what is known as "The Great American Race" but some voices in the media wondered if she merited more attention than more established drivers such as five-time Sprint Cup winner Jimmie Johnson.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130222/motor-racing-all-eyes-danica-patrick-at-daytona-500" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Danica Patrick Disaster Motorsport NASCAR Thomson Reuters Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:31:01 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5763699 at http://www.globalpost.com Auto racing: Patrick puts girl power in Great American Race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/auto-racing-patrick-puts-girl-power-great-american-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Danica Patrick grabbed a slice of history with her Daytona 500 pole, the first for a woman driver ratcheting up interest in "The Great American Race" that opens NASCAR's season on Sunday.</p> <p>While early Patrick buzz at Daytona centered on the confirmation of her romantic relationship with rival driver Ricky Stenhouse jnr, all that changed with her pole grabbing qualifying run, with some pundits now predicting that if she can pull off a victory at Daytona it could mark a turning point for women in sports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/auto-racing-patrick-puts-girl-power-great-american-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Danica Patrick Motorsport Sports in the United States AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 22:45:47 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764600 at http://www.globalpost.com Auto racing: Johnson wins Daytona 500, Patrick 8th http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-johnson-wins-daytona-500-patrick-8th <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 on Sunday with pole sitter Danica Patrick's bid to become the first woman to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race ending in an eighth-placed finish.</p> <p>Johnson held off a last-lap charge from Dale Earnhardt jnr at Daytona International Speedway to win "The Great American Race" for the second time. Mark Martin was third.</p> <p>Patrick, already the first woman to earn pole position for a race in NASCAR's elite series, grabbed another slice of racing history when she became the first woman to lead a lap of the Daytona 500.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-johnson-wins-daytona-500-patrick-8th" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Danica Patrick Motorsport NASCAR AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 22:46:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765389 at http://www.globalpost.com Auto racing: Johnson wins Daytona 500, Patrick 8th http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-johnson-wins-daytona-500-patrick-8th-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 on Sunday as pole sitter Danica Patrick's bid to become the first woman to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race ended in an eighth-placed finish.</p> <p>Johnson held off a last-lap charge from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt jnr at Daytona International Speedway to win "The Great American Race" for the second time. Mark Martin was third.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-johnson-wins-daytona-500-patrick-8th-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Danica Patrick Human Interest Motorsport NASCAR AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:30:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765456 at http://www.globalpost.com Motor Racing-Patrick will "make history" says Earnhardt Jr http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/motor-racing-patrick-will-make-history-says-earnhardt-jr <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Simon Evans</p> <p>DAYTONA BEACH, Florida Feb 24 (Reuters) - NASCAR favourite Dale Earnhardt Jr predicted Danica Patrick will "make a lot of history" in the sport after she finished eighth on Sunday in just her second start in the Daytona 500.</p> <p>Patrick, the first woman to start the race on pole, went into the final lap in third place but fell back five places as Jimmie Johnson held on for victory ahead of Earnhardt Jr.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130224/motor-racing-patrick-will-make-history-says-earnhardt-jr" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Danica Patrick Motorsport NASCAR Thomson Reuters Mon, 25 Feb 2013 01:15:40 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5765467 at http://www.globalpost.com Auto racing: Johnson wins Daytona 500, Patrick 8th http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-johnson-wins-daytona-500-patrick-8th-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 on Sunday as pole sitter Danica Patrick's bid to become the first woman to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race ended in an eighth-placed finish.</p> <p>Johnson held off a last-lap charge from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr at Daytona International Speedway to win "The Great American Race" for the second time. Mark Martin was third.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-johnson-wins-daytona-500-patrick-8th-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Danica Patrick Disaster Human Interest Motorsport NASCAR AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 01:45:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765493 at http://www.globalpost.com Auto racing: Johnson wins Daytona 500, Patrick 8th http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-johnson-wins-daytona-500-patrick-8th-2 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jimmie Johnson won the Daytona 500 on Sunday as pole sitter Danica Patrick's bid to become the first woman to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup race ended in an eighth-placed finish.</p> <p>Johnson held off a last-lap charge from Hendrick Motorsports teammate Dale Earnhardt Jr at Daytona International Speedway to win "The Great American Race" for the second time. Mark Martin was third.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/auto-racing-johnson-wins-daytona-500-patrick-8th-2" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Danica Patrick Disaster Human Interest Motorsport NASCAR AFP Mon, 25 Feb 2013 04:45:21 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5765598 at http://www.globalpost.com GoDaddy shifting strategy in Super Bowl: Ad features pumped-up Danica, revamped image http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140123/godaddy-shifting-strategy-super-bowl-ad-features-pumped-dani <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PHOENIX - Danica Patrick has ditched sexy strip downs for bulked up bodybuilders in her latest GoDaddy Super Bowl spot.</p> <p>Patrick made her mark with GoDaddy in a series of risque ads that capitalized on her sex appeal. Her 13th Super Bowl commercial for the website domain provider is her tamest one yet. Patrick is as ripped as a Hollywood action star as she leads a pack of bronzed bodybuilders to a spray-tan business.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140123/godaddy-shifting-strategy-super-bowl-ad-features-pumped-dani" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Auto racing Danica Patrick GoDaddy Human Interest National Football League Technology Television commercials The Canadian Press Thu, 23 Jan 2014 06:49:44 +0000 The Canadian Press 6050730 at http://www.globalpost.com