Danica Patrick, 23
Indy Racing League Driver, Rahal Letterman Racing
How did you get into racing? "I started racing when I was 10 years old, mostly because of my sister. She wanted to race, and I just didn't want to get left out, so I went ahead and tried it, too."
What about racing is the most fun: "Winning. That's always the goal. So when it happens, it's a lot of fun."
Biggest mistake and what you learned: "Your failures and your successes and your good choices and bad choices are what make you as a person, and what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Any decisions I've made along the way have definitely gotten me to where I am, and I wouldn't change that. So I don't think there's anything that I would ever take back."
Proudest achievement: "The most impact has been the fourth place at Indianapolis. The most rewarding: being quickest on some of the days at Indy, feeling like I belonged and like I had the ability to do it."
Current challenge: "Just finding a group of people that believe in you and believe that everybody involved can do what it takes to be successful. To have the same goal in mind. The biggest challenge has been finding that group of people."
On being successful: "You need to be dedicated. You need to make sure it's your passion in life. And you need to make sure that you're willing to basically give up everything to do it. You just have to love it so much, because if you don't, I don't think you'll follow through and go all the way."
What about racing surprised you: "It's very, very political, and the good win, but sometimes the best don't. Sometimes, there's just a lot of political things that come into it."
Goal in racing to which you aspire: "Winning a championship."
What you do to relax: "I like to cook. I like to shop. I like to get manicures and pedicures and facials and massages. I'm pretty normal. Probably the difference is that I do them a lot. I shove them into my schedule.''