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SPORTS TRIVIA 02-19
Written by Staff Report   
Monday, February 18, 2013 5:22 PM

Trivia

Q:  Danica Patrick became the first woman driver to win pole position in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race when she topped qualifying for the Daytona 500 Sunday? What was her other major career first prior to Daytona?

A: Patrick, 30, a native of Beloit, Wisconsin, was the first female driver to lead laps in the Indianapolis 500 when she finished third in 2009 – the highest finish in that legendary race for a woman. She also is the only woman to win an IndyCar race, in 2008 in Japan.

 

Today in … 

1984 – Identical twins Phil and Steve Mahre of Yakima, Washington, finish first and second in the men's slalom on the final day of the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. Phil, who won the men's all-around World Cup from 1981-83, wins gold with a two-run time of 1:39.41. Steve, the leader after a 50.85 first run, earns silver with a combined time of 1:39.62. Phil blazes through with a second run of 47.86. It is Phil's second Olympic medal and Steve's first. Phil won silver in men's slalom at Lake Placid in 1980.


Birthdays

Oakland A's pitcher Dave Stewart, born 1957. Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Miller, born 1980.