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Friday, February 22, 2013

Danica Patrick Makes NASCAR History

Danica Patrick stands by her car on pit road after qualifying for the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Terry Renna/AP)

Danica Patrick stands by her car on pit road after qualifying for the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Terry Renna/AP)

Danica Patrick is the first woman in NASCAR history to win the pole position for Sunday’s Daytona 500.

She’s also going to be driving against her boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse in the race.

The two are being called NASCAR’s royal couple.

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