'Go Daddy Girl' Danica Patrick Zips into Record Books with Japan 300 Win
1st Woman Winner in IndyCar History Blogs about Victory at GoDaddy.com
April 21, 2008; 02:25 AM
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--"Go Daddy Girl" Danica Patrick roared her way into the record books last night becoming the first woman in history to win an IndyCar Series race!
She took the checkered flag at the Japan 300 in Motegi, near Tokyo, in dramatic fashion too - finishing more than five seconds ahead of pole-sitter Helio Castroveves after taking the lead with three laps to go. Shortly after leaving the winner's circle Patrick went online with GoDaddy.com and blogged about her historic victory.
"It's hard to put into words what it feels like to win. It's unbelievable," she said. "I have worked so hard, for so long, to reach this point. I'm sure it's going to take a little while for it to sink in."
Go Daddy CEO & Founder Bob Parsons never had any doubt about her place in the record books.
"For us, there was never a question of IF Danica could win - we've believed in her from day one," Parsons said. "She thrives on competition, speed and power. She's a true competitor."
Parsons zeroed in on Patrick's potential in 2006, when he made her a "Go Daddy Girl" by signing her as a company spokeswoman. Since then, Patrick has gone on to star in Go Daddy's revenue generating 2007 and 2008 Super Bowl ads and has been voted IndyCar's most popular driver.
"Go Daddy recognizes Danica as an innovator who is now a part of sports history," Parsons said. "We are so happy for her, her team and her whole family."
Go Daddy helps keep Patrick in top form - both on and off the track - through its sponsorship and its products. Patrick's official Web site, DanicaRacing.com, is registered and hosted through Go Daddy, allowing her to keep in touch with her fans and the rest of the racing world - no matter how fast she's moving. Fans can also read more about Patrick's historic victory by visiting her Go Daddy blog.
Go Daddy is the world's largest domain name registrar, with more than 28 million domain names under management and more than 5 million customers. Go Daddy also offers dozens of Internet products that make it fast and easy to have an online presence, including Web site design and hosting packages, SSL Certificates and more.
This is the Go Daddy Girl's fourth IndyCar season and her big win came in her 50th IndyCar event. Last year, she finished the season 7th overall and was runner-up in the Detroit race. She made history in 2005 when she scored the best finish by a woman at the Indy 500 and was voted the league's Rookie of the Year.
To read Danica’s Go Daddy blog, click here.
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Go Daddy is a leading provider of services that enable individuals and businesses to establish, maintain and evolve an online presence. Go Daddy provides a variety of domain name registration plans and Web site design and hosting packages, as well as a broad array of on-demand services. These include products such as SSL Certificates, Domains by Proxy private registration, ecommerce Web site hosting, blog templates and blog software, podcast packages and online photo hosting. The Go Daddy Group, Inc. has more than 28 million domain names under management. Go Daddy registers, renews or transfers a domain name every second. GoDaddy.com is the world's No. 1 domain name registrar according to Name Intelligence, Inc. GoDaddy.com is also rated the world’s largest hostname provider according to Netcraft Ltd. During 2007, The Go Daddy Group registered more than one-third of all domain names registered in the top six generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, including .com, .net, .org, .info, .biz and .mobi.
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