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Patrick was accepted into the Indianapolis-based Lyn St.

James Foundation Driver Development Program in 1996.

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Patrick competed in Formula Vauxhall and Formula Ford before returning to the United States in 2001 due to a lack of funding.

In 2002, she competed in five Barber Dodge Pro Series races for Rahal Letterman Racing.

She improved on this to secure fifth the following season, which saw her finish a career-high third at the Indianapolis 500, the best performance by any woman at the race.

Patrick's overall form declined during 2010, but she still managed two second-places at oval tracks before leaving Indy Car after the 2011 season to focus on stock car racing full-time.

One of only 14 drivers to have led both races.; born March 25, 1982) is a retired American professional racing driver.

She is the most successful woman in the history of American open-wheel racing—her victory in the 2008 Indy Japan 300 is the only win by a woman in an Indy Car Series race.

Jaguar Racing team principal Bobby Rahal organized a second test for her with the expectation it would lead to her being put in the Paul Stewart Racing development program, but it was cancelled in the summer of 2001, after new owner Niki Lauda fired Rahal.

That year, she was awarded the Gorsline Scholarship Award as the most aspiring road course competitor, and was recognized as the top female open wheel race car driver with experience on the international scene.

She first drove in the Indy Car Series with Rahal Letterman Racing in 2005 and took three pole positions, equaling Tomas Scheckter's record of poles in a rookie season.

She was named the Rookie of the Year for both the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and the 2005 Indy Car Series.

Patrick later raced in the Toyota Atlantic Series for the next two years.

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