A record five women attempted to qualify for this year's Indianapolis 500, but only four will actually take the green flag at the oval. Who are they?
Ana Beatriz, starting 21st
Born Ana Beatriz Caselato Gomes de Figueiredo, the Brazilian born “Bia,” as she’s better known, has been racing on the Firestone Indy Lights Series the last two years before moving to IndyCar this season. She’s the first-ever woman to win an Indy Lights race, having done so twice, along with being named their Rookie of the Year in 2008. Her 21st spot on the grid makes her the highest qualifying woman for this year's 500.
Simona de Silvestro, starting 22nd
Debuted on the IndyCar circuit in March, leading four laps in her first-ever start. Ranks 20th in points going into the Indy 500, which would be her first-ever race at the Brickyard as well. The 25-year-old Swiss driver has been driving professionally since 2005 when she debuted in the Formula Renault 2.0 Series in Italy, and has since recorded five wins the last two seasons on the Atlantic Championship Series.
Danica Patrick, starting 23rd
Finished fourth in the 2005 Indianapolis 500, which essentially put her on the map. Her IndyCar Series win in Japan in 2008 solidified it. This is the sixth 500 of her career -- she placed third here last season.
Sarah Fisher, starting 29th
First qualified for Indianapolis at the age of 19 (2000) and has now raced at the Brickyard eight times overall, with a personal-best finish of 17th place last year. Was also the first woman to come to Indy with full ownership of her car since the legendary Janet Guthrie.
Milka Duno, did not qualify
The 38-year-old former model has three wins in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and a historic second-place run at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2007. She didn't make it into the field this year after starting the 500 the past three years with her best finish being 19th in 2008.