Yeah, I know that she didn't place first, though she certainly was close, but she's the real winner of the 89th Indy 500.
Like most, I couldn't tell you now who actually crossed the finish line first, but I can tell you who was the first woman to lead a lap (and then more!) at Indy, who was the best qualifying woman in Indy history, and who won the 2005 Rookie of the Year - Danica Patrick.
She's the real deal, not a fluke.
This was the first time I ever watched the entire race. I'm not a race fan per se, but I generally root for the underdog in any sport and it didn't hurt that she was a female, young, former Illinoisian (as am I), and her car's co-owner is David Letterman. Okay, I'll also admit that she's easy on the eyes too, and readily admits she's NOT a tomboy; doesn't look like one either!
Take a look at Danica Patrick on the FreshDames homepage - we'll be adding a full profile and photo album before the week's end ... oh, better get moving huh?