Photos: Female driver Danica Patrick

Danica Patrick has made racing history, <a href='http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1533187-daytona-500-qualifying-results-2013-pole-position-winners-leaders-and-analysis?hpt=hp_t1' target='_blank'>becoming the first woman in the history of NASCAR</a> to win the pole for any race. Here, Patrick sits in her car during practice for the AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in 2012 in Avondale, Arizona. This slide show looks back at Patrick's exciting career through the years.

Danica Patrick has made racing history, becoming the first woman in the history of NASCAR to win the pole for any race. Here, Patrick sits in her car during practice for the AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway in 2012 in Avondale, Arizona. This slide show looks back at Patrick's exciting career through the years.