WASHINGTON, March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
FRIDAY, MARCH 25: DANICA PATRICK
Profile America — Friday, March 25th, noting Women's History Month. Danica Patrick is 29 years old today. The premier woman race car driver in the U.S. was born in Beloit, Wisconsin, and started racing go-karts at the age of 10. In 2005, she qualified for fourth place on the starting grid for the Indianapolis 500 and finished fourth. During the race, she became the first woman driver ever to lead the 500. In 2009, she finished third in the famous race, the highest finish ever by a woman driver. Recently, she has been driving a part-time schedule in the NASCAR Nationwide series. Each year in the U.S., nearly 19 million fans attend NASCAR races, and another 16.5 million go to other forms of auto racing. Profile America is in its 14th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2011, p. 188
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2011, t. 1245
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau