Danica's Big Win

This video looks at Danica Patrick's first victory at Twin Ring Motegi in the Indy Japan 300 on April 20, 2008.

While Sarah Fisher was out and about spreading the word last week about the 93rd Indianapolis 500, another Indy woman has also been attracting a lot of attention--Danica Patrick. While Danica is driving tons of Internet traffic from swimsuit shoots and steamy TV commercials, she has also become a savvy self-marketer and top contender in Indy racing. In fact, at this last weekend's Indianapolis 500, Danica finished third, her best showing at the Indy 500 to date.

If she hadn't before, Danica put the racing world on notice and made history when she won her first Indy race at Twin Ring Motegi in the Indy Japan 300 on April 20, 2008. In this video, Danica manages to avoid a fuel stop (unlike her closest competitors here) and soon finds herself getting the checkered flag. There are a lot of critics and fans suggesting that Danica should capitalize on her star power and move up to the "big time" in NASCAR. Whether she will do such...we'll just have to wait and see.

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