Not many women race cars. But racer Danica Patrick loves zooming around the track. Join TFK on a ride through her career.
COURTESY DANICA RACING
Patrick started racing cars at age 10. At first, she drove a tiny car. It is called a go-kart. Vroom!
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Later, Patrick raced larger, faster cars. In 2005, she drove in the Indianapolis 500. It is a famous race. She was the fourth woman ever to drive in it.
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Patrick retired from race-car driving in 2018. But she will be part of racing history. She continues to inspire people today.
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Meet Janet Guthrie. She was first woman to compete in the Indianapolis 500. Guthrie drove in the race three times. The first time was in 1977.