women's equality http://wamc.org en Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500 http://wamc.org/post/danica-patrick-wins-pole-nascars-daytona-500 <p>DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Danica Patrick has won the Daytona 500 pole, becoming the first woman to secure the top spot for any Sprint Cup race.&nbsp;</p><p>It was the biggest achievement of her four-year NASCAR career.<br><br>Patrick went out eighth in the qualifying session Sunday and covered the 2½-mile superspeedway in 45.817 seconds, averaging 196.434 mph.</p> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:44:08 +0000 Associated Press 58012 at http://wamc.org Danica Patrick wins pole for NASCAR's Daytona 500