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Danica Patrick inspires one local racer

By 69 News, (follow: @69news), news@wfmz.com
Published On: Feb 25 2013 06:32:51 AM CST

Daytona 500 watching party

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

A 'history in the making' moment in sports as the first woman to ever win the pole in a Sprint Cup race took to the track Sunday.

The Daytona 500 was on every screen at the at Lehigh Valley Grand’s Prix’s Octane-Adrenaline Restaurant and Bar in Allentown.

There was a viewing party so fans could watch Danica Patrick and the other drivers in the race.

There's a kart track here as well and one young racer spent the day racing. She's known as Danica 10.

"Competing today was fun because some people I like passed and stuff and I got really fast times and the race today on TV- I think it's been going pretty well," said racer Jessica Brey.

Jessica says she races just about every week.