Danica was ranked #91 in Maxim's Hot 100 Women 2008.
In April 2008 Danica stated she would attempt to win an IndyCar title before seriously considering a switch to F1, after media speculation she was ready to switch series.
In May 2008 Nick Fry, Honda's F1 Chief Executive, revealed if Danica wanted a test drive they would be open for discussion. Danica, in reply, said she would consider any offers made to her. In June that same year, Nick revealed she would definitely test one of their cars late in the year after the F1 season had finished. The test location will most likely be in Spain at either the Barcelona or Jerez circuit in November.
Danica won her first IRL race 20 April 2008, at the Twin Ring Motegi track in Japan.
Danica received the Favorite Female Athlete prize at the 2008 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
A new (2008) IRL rule requiring the car to meet minimum weight requirements with the driver in it, is called by many the "Danica Rule" since she weighs only 100 lbs, 20 lbs less than the other female drivers, and 35 lbs less than the lightest male driver on the circuit.
Danica made her debut as a swimsuit model in the 2008 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Her layout was shot by Photographer Ben Watts.
Danica was listed at #95 in Forbes magazine's Celebrity 100 of 2007.
Her teammate, Tony Kanaan, keeps a cordless hair clipper on hand so he can shave Danica's head in celebration when she wins her first race.
On May 21, 2007, she rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
On September 2, 2007 Danica achieved her career best finish when she came in second at the Detroit Indy Grand Prix.
She attended Hononegah Community High School in Roscoe, Illinois.
She was ranked at #69 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 of 2007 list.
She was on People magazine's list of "100 Most Beautiful People" in 2006.
At the June 9, 2007 Bombardier Learjet 550K race, Danica finished in third place. To date, it was her best career finish on the IRL circuit.
Danica qualified for the 2007 Indy 500 on the very first day of qualifying!
Her autobiography, Danica: Crossing the Line was published in May of 2006.
Danica was featured on the cover of the June 6, 2005 Sports Illustrated.
Danica denied rumors that she was switching from Indy Car to NASCAR, saying she wanted to win the Indianapolis 500 first.
On July 25, 2006 Danica signed a contract to drive for Andretti Green Racing in the 2007 season.
Danica has one of the highest sports-celebrity ratings on the Davie-Brown index, which determines likability and appeal for use by advertisers.
Danica's first racing crash came when she was twelve, and her kart flipped, landing on top of (now fellow IRL driver) Dan Hornish Jr (also 12 at the time).
She finished ninth in the 1999 Formula Vauxhall Championship Series in England.
In 2001 she won the Gorsline Scholarship Award at the British Zetek Formula Ford championship as the top upcoming road racer.
She won the 1994 World Karting Association's Grand National Championship in the Yamaha Sportsman class.
During the 2005 season, she only took her engagement ring off while driving.
Danica won three poles during her IRL rookie season.
In 1996 she won her third World Karting Association Grand National Championship.
As a teenager, Danica attended Lyn St. James' driver development program two times.
She qualified in the front row, in Japan, in only her fourth IRL race ever.
In 2002, she drove for Bobby Rahal's team in the Barber Dodge Pro Series.
She won the 1995 WKA Grand National Championship.
Danica met her husband, physical therepist Paul Hospenthal, while recovering from a hip injury. They got engaged on Thanksgiving Day 2004 and were married Nov. 19, 2005 in a private ceremony in Scottsdale, Arizona.
She was listed at #42 on FHM (US) Magazine's "100 Sexiest Women for 2006".
She currently drives car #7.
Danica has a miniature schnauzer named William Robert.
Alanis Morissette is her favorite singer.
She was signed by Hostess (Interstate Bakeries) along with stock-car racer Leilani Munter and drag racer Melanie Troxel to do promotion for the company as "Hostess Race Divas".
She was the first female driver ever to earn a pole position in Toyota Atlantic history (at Portland).
She became the first woman to win a Toyota Atlantic race.
Danica finished third in the 2004 Toyota Atlantic Championship.
In 2002, she won the pro division of the Toyota Pro/Celebrity Race at the Long Beach Grand Prix.
Danica attended the Formula Ford Racing School in Canada, in 1998.
She won the 1997 World Karting Association Summer National Championship in both the Yamaha Lite and HPV Classes.
Danica led the 2005 Indy 500 for a total of 19 laps.
She finished 12th in the 2005 IRL Championship, with 325 points.
Danica finished fourth in the 2005 Indy 500, the best finish ever for a female driver.
In preparation for the 2005 Indy 500, Danica had the fastest practice speed (229.88 mph) but did not win the pole position.
She currently lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Danica finished second in England's Formula Ford Festival in 2000, the best finish ever for an American.
She raced in Formula Ford and Formula Vauxhall series in Europe.
Danica began kart racing when she was ten years old.
Although she was born in Beloit, Wisconsin Danica was raised in Roscoe, Illinois.
Danica Patrick won the 2005 rookie of the year.
She was only the fourth woman to ever race in the Indy 500.
On July 2, 2005, Patrick won her first pole position for a race in the IRL.
Danica Patrick's fourth place in the Indianapolis 500 was the highest ever finish for a female driver
Danica: (on rumors of her switching from IndyCar to F1) First I want to contend for the IndyCar championship and then we'll see what opportunities arise. During my three years in England, I followed F1 closely and became dead set on racing in it. F1 is regarded as the highest level of racing with the best drivers in the world and it's very flattering to have that as an opportunity.
Danica: I don't think I should be [photographed] nude... ever. You gotta draw the line somewhere. I don't see myself ever wearing less clothing than a swimsuit.
Danica: (on which other driver she would like to see in a swimsuit) My teammate Tony Kanaan - he's got a pretty rocking body. He's ripped.
Danica: (about the Indy 500) We're going to win this frickin' race, I promise you.
Danica: (about men) I need to kick their asses. I need to beat them, belittle them and make them feel small. Trying to run them off the road at 170 mph isn't sweet and kind.
Danica: (about driving on the street) I use my horn more in one day than most people do in their whole lives.
Danica: My goal is not to be the first female to do things or to be a poster child or a calendar girl. It's to just win, because everything takes care of itself if you win.
Danica: I remember playing cards when I was a kid and ripping them up if I didn't win. If I can't win, I'm not playing anymore.
Danica: NASCAR has a lot of races. I'm not sure I'd be prepared to do that many weekends.