Twelve-year-old Karsyn Elledge is going to carry on the family tradition in racing. The petite eight-grader, who is the granddaughter of racing legend Dale Earnhardt, announced at a press conference on Saturday that she is entering the family business this summer full throttle. Wearing a bright pink SpongeBob SquarePants driving suit, Karsyn stood in the Sonoma Raceway Winner’s Circle and proudly unveiled the new No. 3 Nickelodeon-sponsored pink
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Danica Patrick’s won for favorite female athlete at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards for the third time. Patrick beat out the Williams sisters — tennis champions Serena and Venus — and Olympic gold-medal gymnast Gabby Douglas at the USC Galen Center on Saturday in Los Angeles.. After hearing she had won, the petite Patrick ran up to the stage and playfully slapped kids’
By winning the Daytona 500 pole today, Danica Patrick became the first woman to win the top spot for any race in NASCAR’s premier circuit. Clocking in at 45.817 seconds, averaging 196.434 mph, today’s achievement is the biggest of Patrick’s stock-car career. Jeff Gordon was the only one to come close at 196 mph even. After the race he said: “It’s great to be part of history, I can say I was the fastest guy today.” Patrick’s speed
Just in time for the holidays, Sega is releasing Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed Bonus Edition, which is your standard go-kart racing game with a couple of twists. One of those twists is that the fastest female race car driver, Danica Patrick has joined the character roster. Danica, by the way, just finished her first season in NASCAR ending 10th in the Nationwide Series points
The 54th running of the Daytona 500 kicks off the 2012 Sprint Cup series and the start of a new season of stock-car racing. Forty-three of the top drivers in the world will compete in “The Great American Race,” NASCAR’s biggest, richest and most prestigious event. While the Daytona 500 is a huge motor racing event on its own, it is made even larger this
Weeks ago it leaked that Danica Patrick, arguably the best-known racer in motorsports, would jump from IndyCar to NASCAR full-time beginning with the 2012 season. Today, in a live teleconference, Patrick confirmed the badly kept secret. Not surprisingly, GoDaddy will continue to be her sponsor. Dressed in her signature leather-jumpsuit and high heels from the GoDaddy commercials, Patrick was joined by company CEO Bob Parsons when she
The first lady of car racing has proven time and again she can hang with the boys. Danica Patrick, as fiesty as she is petite, is probably the best known professional female racer in the world. Named IndyCar Rookie of the Year in 2005, after becoming the first woman to lead the Indy 500, she was also voted the Most Popular Driver title for five
Celebrate the Monster Mile debut of Danica Patrick with a special Ladies Day NASCAR package on September 25, 2010. The day will include access to a catered tent in the hospitality village and guest speakers who will offer insight into the world of NASCAR with a female perspective. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Megan Reitenour made the annals of racing history last weekend. She became the first women to win a feature race at the Tri-County Motor Speedway, winning the Firecracker 150. AskPatty.com chatted with Reitenour about her racing legacy and what’s next for the 19-year-old phenom. Did racing come naturally to you since you’re from a third generation racing family? Racing pretty much comes naturally to me.
Patrick unveiled a sketch of her “Danicar” February 6th, 2010 at the Daytona International Speedway while announcing Hot Wheels return to NASCAR through a partnership with JR Motorsports . The custom die-cast vehicle was co-designed with the Hot Wheels team at the Mattel Design Center in El Segundo, California. Patrick’s “Danicar” is the first celebrity-designed Hot Wheels vehicle and will be made in the traditional