Danica Patrick is an American car racing driver and the first woman to win an ‘IndyCar’ championship event. She is considered one of the most successful women auto racers and was named the ‘Rookie of the Year’ at the 2005 ‘Indianapolis 500’ and the 2005 ‘IndyCar Series’ season. Born in Wisconsin, she began racing at the age of 10 in her hometown. After achieving national success in her teens, she dropped out of high school to advance her racing career. She traveled to England where she raced in ‘Formula Fords’ and was placed second, the best-ever finish for an American in the event. Later, she returned to the United States and signed her first U.S. Indy-car racing contract. Subsequently, she qualified for the ‘Indianapolis 500,’ becoming only the fourth woman to do so in the history of auto car racing. She became the first woman to lead the classic race and led three out of 19 laps, eventually finishing at the fourth position. She joined the ‘Andretti Autosport’ team in 2007. The following year, she secured the first big win of her career and became the first woman to win an ‘IndyCar’ championship event. Apart from being a car racing driver, she is also a model and advertising spokeswoman.