Not many women race cars. But racer Danica Patrick loves zooming around the track. Join TFK on a ride through her career.
Born to Race
Patrick started racing cars at age 10. At first, she drove a tiny car. It is called a go-kart . Vroom!
Full Speed Ahead
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.
A Fan Favorite
Patrick inspires women and girls all over the world. She has advice for young fans. “Just be who you are,” she told TFK. “And do things that bring you joy.”
Patrick retired from race-car driving in 2018. But she will be part of racing history. She continues to inspire people today.
Did You Know?
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.