Danica Patrick made history by becoming the first female driver to win a NASCAR Sprint Car Series pole and she did it in “The Great American Race”, The Daytona 500. Driving a PWR Performance Products cooled Chevrolet for Stewart Haas Racing, she qualified with a speed of 196.434 miles per hour and she is joined on the front row for the Daytona 500 by fellow PWR cooled Chevrolet driver, Jeff Gordon, who clocked a lap speed of 196.292 mph.

Danica is classified as a rookie for 2013 as this is her first full season in the NASCAR Sprint series.

She admits she has a lot to learn and hopes to learn from the other drivers. “I am a rookie and learning as much as I can for 499 miles, the last 10 laps or whatever, so we can be in position to keep rolling and we have a chance for the win.”

“For a lot of reasons, I have been lucky enough to make history and be the first woman to do many things, and I hope I don’t stop doing that as we have a lot more history to make.”