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NASCAR’s Danica Patrck set to make history during Daytona 500

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Posted at 7:59 PM, Feb 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-23 19:59:51-05

It's a huge weekend for NASCAR fans with the Daytona 500 set to start tomorrow at 1 p.m. And there's one driver who's making history.

And all eyes will be on Danica Patrick as she takes the track. She is the first woman in history to land that top starting spot in NASCAR'S prestigious sprint cup series, and everyone will be watching in tomorrow's Daytona 500.

And you can see there Danica takes the lead as Scott Lagasse loses control and spins out from the herd of cars. But then she lost the lead and had to head to the garage after losing some engine power.

The racer plays a big role in her sport, dating back to 2005 when she debuted at the Indianapolis 500, where she became the first women to lead laps in the world's biggest race.

When asked about her high profile in the sport she said "You can only lead by example and I don't necessarily want my example to step outside the box and be a girl in a guy's world.... But if you have a talent for something, do not be afraid to follow through with it."