DAYTONA BEACH (AP) — Danica Patrick has made more history at Daytona International Speedway.
Patrick became the first woman to lead a lap in the famed Daytona 500 on Sunday. She led two laps — Nos. 90 and 91.READ MORE: Lasers In Space: NASA's New Mission To Revolutionize Space Communication Set To Launch Dec. 5
Fans were on their feet as Patrick beat Michael Waltrip to the front of the field on a restart.
Patrick started the 200-lap race on the pole after becoming the first woman to qualify in the top spot.READ MORE: Thief Steals 6-Foot Metal Menorah From Hollywood Family's Yard As Hanukkah Celebrations Begin
She failed to lead the first lap, though, falling behind three-time race winner Jeff Gordon.
Nonetheless, it was a big moment for NASCAR and Patrick.
Patrick also made history as an IndyCar driver. She led 19 laps as a rookie in the 2005 Indianapolis 500, becoming the first woman to lead open-wheel racing’s premier event. She finished fourth.MORE NEWS: Have You Seen Them? Miami Police Looking For Missing 12-Year-Old Ana Contreras & 13-Year-Old Angelica Contreras
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