Danica Patrick's Top 12 Moments

Winning in Japan
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Winning in Japan

April 20, 2008

After riding "topless" for most of her career in open-cockpit cars, Danica Patrick is moving full-time to the Sprint Cup in 2013. Here's a look back at her Top 12 career moments thus far.

Competing in Montegi, Japan, Patrick tracked down Helio Castroneves and beat him to the checkered flag in a race that was determined by fuel mileage. In doing so, she became the first female driver to win a major closed-course race.

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