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Patrick leads laps, finishes 8th in Daytona 500

Updated: February 24, 2013, 5:06 PM ET
Associated Press

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Danica Patrick made more history at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday.

She became the first woman to lead a lap and was the highest female finisher in the famed Daytona 500. She led five laps and finished eighth. Janet Guthrie had the previous best finish for a woman in the Daytona 500 -- 11th in 1980.

"You spend a lot of time thinking about what to do when the time comes," Patrick said. "I kept asking up above what was working. You needed a hole, you ...

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