On May 29, 2005, twenty-three-year-old Danica Patrick became the first female driver to lead a lap at the Indy 500. It was just one of many firsts for a young woman who’d begun karting at ten—her fourth-place finish at the Brickyard was the highest ever for a female racer—and who’d quickly caught the imagination of the American public.
This 120 page full color book offers a close-up look at Danica, from her early ambitions (she moved to England at 16 to advance her racing career) to the mishaps that cost her first place at the 2005 Indy 500, to the growing successes of her rookie year in the Indy Racing League accomplishments.
Jonathan Ingram, a longtime motor sports journalist, has covered Indy car racing,
Formula 1, and NASCAR for as many as 100 publications worldwide, including Sports Illustrated, Road & Track, and Autoweek. He is the co-author of Unseen Earnhardt.
Paul Webb’s work has appeared in Racer, Autosport, Road & Track, and USA Today. Focusing on Champ Car racing since 1979, Webb has served as photographer for Team Rahal (Danica’s team) from the mid-1990s through 2004. 120 pages with 150 full color photos.