Danica Sue Patrick is an American retired professional racing driver. She is considered to be the most successful woman in the history of racing, especially in American open-wheel racing. She holds the record of the only win in an Indy Car Series Race by any woman in the 2008 Indy Japan 300. Danica Patrick net worth is estimated at $60 Million.
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Danica Patrick Net Worth And Career
When Patrick was five, she started karting and achieved early success in her school days. In the mid-1990s, she won the World Karting Association Grand National Championship three times in her class. In 2002, Patrick competed in five Barber Dodge Pro Series races and later also raced in the Toyota Atlantic Series for the next two years in a row. She became the first woman to win a pole position in the series in her third effort for the 2004 season.
In 2005, Patrick first drove in the Indy Car Series with Rahal Letterman Racing and took three pole positions there. She was named the Rookie of the year in 2005.
Danica Patrick Early Life
Danica Patrick was born on March 25, 1982, in Beloit, Wisconsin of the United States. She was born to the working class parents Beverly Ann and Terry Joseph ‘T. J.’ Pattrick Jr. Her parents met on a blind date. At that time her mother was a mechanic for a friend’s snowmobile and her father Patrick Jr. used to race snowmobiles, motocross and midget cars.
Patrick has a younger sister Brooke who is a pediatric physical therapist. Brooke and Patrick both were given a go-kart and thus Patrick started karting at Sugar River Raceway in Brodhead. Her father used to act as her Crew Chief. When she made her race debut, Patrick crashed into a concrete wall because of brake failure but fortunately, she remained uninjured. Gradually, Patrick tried improving her eye to foot coordination and this improvement allowed her to track the number of age track records. She won ten karting titles which were regional.
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Danica Patrick Quotes
1. I’ve never asked for special treatment along the way. And I’m never going to hide the fact that I’m a girl, ever. That’s obvious, isn’t it? – Danica Patrick
2. Sometimes it takes looking at the past to really be able to move forward and learn from it. – Danica Patrick
3. Give yourself permission to shoot for something that seems totally beyond your grasp. You may be surprised at your capabilities. – Danica Patrick
4. I’ve never seen myself as a ‘girl driver.’ I’m just a driver. – Danica Patrick
5. In motorsports we work in the grey areas a lot. You’re trying to find where the holes are in the rule book. – Danica Patrick
6. No one wants to hear my perspective on politics, but I think honestly as you get older, you get more interested in it. – Danica Patrick
7. One of the areas I have a little less confidence in is giving any kind of a speech. – Danica Patrick
8. Together, we can put the brakes on breast cancer… – Danica Patrick
9. I was very against pink and purple when I was young, because they were girls’ colors. But that was only because I didn’t want people to write me off for what I can do. When I got into my 20s, I decided that was stupid. – Danica Patrick
10. Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you’ll never know. I truly believe what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. – Danica Patrick
11. No matter how good you are, how brave you are or anything, it comes down to that car so many times. Not every time, but so many times. – Danica Patrick
12. I never do anything out of my comfort zone. – Danica Patrick
13. Being nervous isn’t always the worst thing for me. – Danica Patrick
14. Fame can be annoying, but there are perks too. – Danica Patrick
15. I know what it takes to be fast and I feel like every year I learn valuable lessons about how to be better the next time. – Danica Patrick
16. I’m not tall enough to be a model, but I wish I was 6-foot, because I love it. It’s kind of artsy, and I’m artsy. And I love clothes. – Danica Patrick
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