Danica Patrick, First Woman to Lead a Lap at Daytona 500

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Danica Patrick, First Woman to Lead a Lap at Daytona 500
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DAYTONA BEACH, FLA.Danica Patrick made more history at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday. She became the first woman to lead a lap and was the highest female finisher in the famed Daytona 500. She led five laps and finished eighth. Janet Guthrie had the previous best finish for a woman in the Daytona 500 — 11th in 1980.

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