When the IndyCar season roars into action this weekend, for the first time in a decade there will be no full-time female drivers. And prospects for the near future aren't good.
Former IndyCar driver Simona de Silvestro will be tested by her switch to Formula One, arguably the most demanding form of racing in the world. She says she's up for it.
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.
Like many women drivers, Shannon McIntosh is in search of funding. In a novel approach, she reached out to fans, and they came through.
In her fourth IndyCar season, Simona de Silvestro made it to the podium with a second-place finish at Houston. Only two women have done as well.
Danica Patrick and Courtney Force have earned the headlines for women in auto racing thus far this season, but other drivers have had their moments, too.
Simona de Silvestro prefers Iron Maiden as a nickname, drives a Volt off the race track, and admits to indulging in Swiss chocolate, of course. Check out what else she has to say in a wide-ranging Q&A with espnW.
While Danica Patrick has used sex appeal for marketing purposes, Simona de Silvestro is portraying more of an "everyday woman" and carefully selecting sponsors.
In the final Nationwide race of her first full season, Danica Patrick finishes 13th at Homestead and laments a pit strategy that left her lacking in fresh tires.
Despite a drop in her Q Score, Danica Patrick remains well above the average NASCAR driver and right up there with the best.
Different drivers look for different things in a crew chief. For Danica Patrick, nothing is more important than trust.
Danica Patrick has achieved fame and fortune, but Brooke, her younger sister, is quick to remind her whose idea it was to race and who was faster.
It's clear ratings are down for IndyCar and up for Nationwide this season, but it's unclear whether that's because of Danica Patrick's series switch.
The small town of Roscoe, Ill., ordinary in so many ways, was home to a girl with extraordinary dreams. Danica Patrick has realized those dreams -- and never forgotten her roots.
A bizarre crash on Lap 1 causes extensive damage to Danica Patrick's car and ends her day early at Watkins Glen.
The track is oh-so-familiar, the car entirely different. Danica Patrick returns to the site of her greatest glory when NASCAR's Nationwide Series visits Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend.