Very good news that Danica Patrick has become the first woman to take poll position at NASCAR's prestigious Daytona 500 - the Great American Race – on Sunday Feb 24.
It's not her first poll, nor her first 'first' - She was the first woman to lead laps in the Indianapolis 500, and her third-place finish in that race in 2009 was the highest for a woman. She's also the only woman to win an IndyCar race, which she did in Japan in 2008.
Click here to hear John Humphreys on Radio 4's Today programme mispronouncing Danica's name, and talking down to Susie Wolff, Williams F1's number three driver this season, and Divina Galica, the only other British woman to have driven in F1, to ask if we'll ever see a female on F1 poll.
As usual there's lots of chatter on both sides of the Atlantic about whether Danica's sexy advertising shoots in some way degrades what she does. To those people I'd say what about David Beckham in his pants? Or Rafael Nadal's Armani video (Ladies just enjoy...)