Saturday, November 17, 2012

Danica Patrick sets NASCAR record

   Danica Patrick ended the 2012 NASCAR Nationwide Series season 10th in the series standings, finishing 22 points ahead of 11th place Joe Nemechek.

   Patrick set the record for the highest-finishing female driver in NASCAR national series history.

   The previous record was held by Sara Christian, who finished 13th in the Sprint Cup series standings in 1949 – 63 years ago.


  1. I thought you would say she set the record for getting the most "lucky dogs" in a season.

  2. Good for her!! It's too bad comments like the one above are directed to her just because of her gender. One never sees something like that directed to a male driver no matter his position. Anyway, congratulations on your achievement, Danica. and the best of luck for next year's season, because no matter the talent of the driver and the expertise of the crew, luck does play a big role in a racer's success.

  3. This is only a record because the Race Stream Media insists on portraying her in a flattering light instead of honestly. She's 10th in points because the series has next to no competitive teams.