Danica Patrick is the first woman in the history of NASCAR racing to qualify for the pole position for this Sunday's Daytona 500.

While she became the fastest woman to qualify for a NASCAR Sprint Cup race, could she be the first female to take the checkered flag?

Patrick doesn't have to run 200 perfect laps, as she did to win the pole position, she just has to show up at the finish.

I have a feeling every woman, whether or not she's a NASCAR fan, will be pulling for Danica to win this one.  The TV ratings should be huge! The coverage begins Sunday at 11am CST.

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