Danica Patrick wins major race
Driver Danica Patrick became the first woman to win a major auto race Saturday, winning an IndyCar event in Japan.
In 2005, Patrick was the first woman to lead the Indy 500. She led the race for 19 laps and eventually finished fourth. In 2007, she moved to a team co-owned by Michael Andretti.
Besides being a historic moment in sports and an achievement for Patrick, the win may also bring some prestige to IndyCar Racing, one of the less popular forms of auto racing.
New York Times