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September 10, 2007

Danica Patrick 2nd at Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix 2007

XlorraineTony Kanaan wins the IndyCar race at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, Danica Patrick took second place in her best ever finish after a high jinx last lap and a half.

Lorraine Schultz, CEO of the Women's Automotive Association International attended the preview dinner which provided a great photo op with several of the drivers, including Danica Patrick.

Women’s Automotive Association International’s Lorraine Schultz(left) of Bloomfield with Andretti Green Racing’s Danica Patrick of Scottsdale, AZ and Team Penske’s Sam Hornish of Defiance, OH.

"Under blue skies and watched by a nice-sized crowd, the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix roared back to life with the screams of 800-hp Honda engines.

Before the green flag dropped, the excitement grew on pit lane and in the stands. A Dodge NASCAR manager shook hands with a Penske Racing executive. Michael Andretti, owner of the Andretti Green Racing team and a two-time race winner, was greeted by Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix officials.

Old friends back together, reported Mike Brudenell, Detroit Free Press Staff Writer.

 Xxlorraine The Women's Automotive Association International,, supports the Lyn St James Foundation and women in motorsports by providing scholarships to attend the Lyn St James driver development program. Danica Patrick graduated from this program.

Lyn St James will be honored by the Women's Automotive Association International at the Detroit Automotive Hall of Fame on September 27th, 2007, with a Professional Achievement Award. To find out how to become a sponsor or purchase tickets for the event contact

Pictures by Sally Gerak
Social reporter / Eccentric newspapers is a 2007 proud sponsor of  the NASCAR No. 112 Chevrolet driven by the highest ranked professional female race car driver Deborah Renshaw.


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