Danica Patrick Captures Pole At Daytona 500 Qualifier
Posted: 18 February, 2013
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - No woman had ever captured the pole for any race in NASCAR's premier circuit until Danica Patrick's performance in Sunday's qualifying session for the Daytona 500.
Patrick was the eighth driver to post a qualifying time, finishing in 45.817 seconds and averaging 196.434 mph. Jeff Gordon was the only other driver to top 196 mph in qualifying, giving him the other spot in the front row for next Sunday's race.