Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Danica Patrick

Age: 28
Occupation: Professional race-car driver
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 0

The first woman ever to win an Indy Car race, Patrick's transition from Indy Car into NASCAR, the more popular auto-racing circuit, could boost the sport's sagging fortunes. Her work as a model and corporate pitchwoman make Patrick one of the most visible female athletes in the world.