Danica Patrick celebrates her 35th birthday today!
Check out some of her career highlights through the years.
Go, Danica, go
Patrick during a go-kart race with celebrity Tony Danza at a promotional event in New York City in her early IndyCar Series days.
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Patrick is involved in a wreck with the No. 34 Ford of David Ragan and others during the 2012 Daytona 500.
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Night Race no-no
Patrick's first Bristol Night Race ended badly in August of 2012 when she tangled with the car of Regan Smith and slammed the inside wall. She finished 29th.
Patrick in Las Vegas with her new boss, Tony Stewart of Stewart-Haas Racing, in March of 2013. It was early in Danica's first full-time season as a driver for SHR after she made the full-time switch from the IndyCar Series a year earlier.
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Smoke pours from Patrick's car during practice for the 2014 Daytona 500, which never is a good sign.
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Country-music singer Trace Adkins (left) and Patrick have a little fun switching roles as they co-host the American Country Music Awards in Las Vegas in December of 2013.
Off the track
Patrick always enjoys dressing up for events away from the track, as she did for this one in Los Angeles in July of 2014.
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Chasing Dale Jr.
Patrick, driver of the No. 10 SHR Go Daddy Chevrolet, attempts to chase down the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevy of Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Kansas Speedway in May of 2014.
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Hello from Homestead
Patrick prepares for practice as she sits in her car at Homestead-Miami Speedway in November of 2014.
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Danica checks out the competition while standing on the grid during qualifying for the Sprint Showdown at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May of 2015.
Hanging with the stars
Patrick poses on the red carpet with NFL player Rob Gronkowski (center) and actor Ed Helms at a 2015 event in Los Angeles.
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Danica pleads her case with fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin after she believed Hamlin wrecked her during a Budweiser Duel race at Daytona International Speedway in February of 2015.
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Trouble at Martinsville
Patrick's car spins out during the Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 at Martinsville Speedway in November of 2015.
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Hanging with Ricky
Patrick jokes around with her boyfriend, fellow Sprint Cup driver Ricky Stenhous Jr., prior to a race at Dover in May of 2014.
Patrick and Stenhouse at an event in July of 2014 in Los Angeles.
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Patrick poses on the red carpet at the recent NASCAR Foundation Honors Gala in New York.
Aspen Dental stepped up its sponsorship with Patrick in 2017 after Nature's Bakery and Stewart-Haas Racing entered a legal dispute over the sponsorship.
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Good result in the Clash
In the exhibition season-opener at Daytona, Patrick posted a fourth-place finish in the Advance Auto Parts Clash.