Women are making inroads in racing as drivers, owners and engineers, and the horizon burns bright with promise. For now, here are 10 things we'd like to see happen in 2014.
Whether Danica stays or goes with GoDaddy, she has expansive commercial experience to draw on. Check it out.
Rising through the ranks and breaking barriers along the way, Alba Colon holds the top NASCAR position for General Motors and has been bringing in championships left and right.
An African-American female journalist and hip-hop fan covering her first NASCAR race was pleasantly surprised by the racial diversity and number of female fans at the Daytona 500.
Danica Patrick added to her historical footprints with an eighth-place finish in NASCAR's biggest race. She also became the first woman to lead laps.
Always under the microscope, Danica Patrick should experience an even crazier 2013, with a budding romance, history to be made and nagging questions as to whether she belongs in Cup racing full time.
Danica Patrick and JR Motorsports could split after this Nationwide season, and if so, Richard Childress Racing has expressed an interest.
Karsyn Elledge, the 11-year-old niece of Dale Earnhardt Jr., is smitten with racing and has an aptitude for it.
Danica Patrick has surrounded herself with a small, trusted cast of six to manage her finances and business ventures, while making room for her personal life.
Whether in NASCAR or IndyCar, no one driver -- no matter how popular -- can bring people to the track. Only the sport can do that.
In the season's longest race, Danica Patrick showed she still has a lot to learn, finishing back in the pack at 30th.
Women have not had a lot of success in NASCAR, but Danica Patrick's involvement might give young drivers hope it can be done.