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Danica Patrick made racing history on Sunday, becoming the first woman to win the coveted pole position for this year's Daytona 500 in just her second season of racing Nascar after years as an IndyCar driver. "I was brought up to be the fastest driver, not the fastest girl," Patrick, 30, told CBS News. "That was instilled in my from very young, from the beginning. "I've been lucky in my career to be with good teams and have good people around me," Patrick said. "I don't think any of it would have been possible without that." Patrick started in eighth position in qualifying rounds on Sunday, »

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