May 29, 2005

Danica Patrick Sets Record

In the Indy 500, Danica Patrick just made history by being the first woman to lead the race at Indy. She was in second place at a handfuil of laps to go, but fell behind because she was almost out of fuel. She finished fourth. Her performance is far mor impressive because she nearly had a calamitous accident but went on to lead at Indy and finish fourth. I'm not much of a racing fan (I went to the Indy 500 once) but I just wanted to note the event. For some reason it reminds me of the women's soccer team victory over China; I know far less about soccer than even what I know of Indy racing, but somehow I appreciated that victory, too.

This was Patrick's first Indy 500. No doubt she'll be back.


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