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Monday, April 21, 2008

We'd be remiss if we didn't mention...

...Danica Patrick's first IRL win!

MOTEGI, Japan (AP) - Danica Patrick became the first female winner in IndyCar history Sunday, taking the Indy Japan 300 after the top contenders were forced to pit for fuel in the final laps.

Patrick finished 5.8594 seconds ahead of pole-sitter Helio Castroneves on the 1.5-mile Twin Ring Motegi oval after leader Scott Dixon pitted with five laps left and Dan Wheldon and Tony Kanaan came in a lap later.
Coincidentally, 5.8594 seconds is the amount of time I spent trying to pronounce that name before giving up in jingoistic disgust.

And by the way, Danica, I'm still waiting to hear from you about that “Official IRL Driver of the Badger Blog Alliance” thing. Gimme a call.