Women racing the 2011 Indy 500 foxsports Oct 20, 2016 at 4:58p ET Danica Patrick Danica Patrick will be starting in her seventh Indy 500 — this time in the 26th spot for Andretti Autosports. Ana Beatriz Beatriz's only other Indy 500 appearance was in 2010, when she finished 21st after she got caught up in an accident on the final lap. Ana Beatriz Ana Beatriz will be starting 33rd in Sunday's race — the last spot on the grid. Pippa Mann Mann will be the first British woman to start the Indianapolis 500. Pippa Mann The Indianapolis Speedway isn't new to Mann. In fact, in 2010 she became the first female polesitter for a race at the Brickyard when she nabbed the top starting spot for an Indy Lights Series race. Pippa Mann Pippa Mann will be making her Indy 500 debut after qualifying for the 32nd spot on the grid. Simona de Silvestro De Silvestro was able to qualify for the race despite a horrific crash in practice that burned her hands. (Watch it) Simona De Silvestro Last year, De Silvestro won Rookie of the Year at Indy as the best first-time driver in the field. She finished 14th in the 2010 race. Simona De Silvestro Simona De Silvestro is making her second start in the Indy 500. She was the highest qualifying woman in the field, having secured the 24th spot. Danica Patrick In addition to IndyCar, Patrick is running a few races in the NASCAR Nationwide Series this season, and some have suggested this might be her last Indy 500 before she gets a full-time NASCAR ride. Danica Patrick Patrick almost didn't make it in the field, qualifying on bump day after rain threatened the session.