In 2013, Patrick became the first woman in Sprint Cup history to have a full-time ride in the series with , and eventually the first female driver to clinch the and lead a green flag lap, both occurring at the , becoming the first woman to lead both the and the.
She won in her debut in by lapping just 0.
However, as evidenced by Woman.
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Patrick later finished the race in eighth place, the highest finish for a woman in the Daytona 500.
A few weeks later she passed Guthrie for the most top ten finishes for a woman in Sprint Cup history at Bristol.