Danica Patrick, Professional Stock Car Racing Driver
"I didn’t start thinking about what it was like to be a girl in a guy’s sport until I was asked it in interviews. My dad never really let me become complacent with being the fastest girl. In fact, that’s nothing he ever even said to me. He told me to be the fastest driver."
In the history of open-wheel racing in the U.S., she is the most successful woman. Danica is the only woman to win an IndyCar Series race (2008) and finished the highest place of any woman ever in the Indianapolis 500 (2009).
The New Potato, Photograph via Nascar Live EU