According to IndyCar.com Danica Patrick is the "first female to win a major auto racing event."
The NHRA was clearly ready for this day and was quick to try and introduce the facts of the matter.
Don't forget 4 time WRC group b(the crazy fast cars) rally winner Michèle Mouton either. Also winner of the Pikes Peak hillclimb.
Liz Halliday had six LMP2 wins including the 12 Hours of Sebring and the Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta.
Simona de Silvestro also won the Atlantic race in Long Beach today. They have no TV deal yet, but you can watch the race at www.champcaratlantic.com . She is driving for Newman Wachs this year with Jonathan Summerton after spending last year at Walker Racing. Atlantics has a very deep field again this year. Katherine Legge won at Long Beach in 2005 on her way to two additional Atlantics victories.
Technically Milka Duno won in Grand Am too.