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Racing League (IRL) driver Danica Patrick brought the grandstand spectators to their feet on Lap 96 when the IndyCar Series regular bolted to the lead of the Subway Jalapeno 250 Friday night.JR Motorsports teammate Aric Almirola pushed Patrick to the front causing the spontaneous race fan celebration.

She was stirred but not shaken by the crash, said in the garage area."On the other hand, if you back off, other people are getting runs on you, so you have to be careful you don't drop back too far. That's when cars are spread out across the track, which is when things like that (big wreck) happen."Patrick, who is heavily rumored to be leaving IndyCar to race in NASCAR next season, said she was pleased with her performance.

It was a bit of a mess at the end."That doesn't change the fact that I had a lot of fun. It was really good to run up front and lead laps for real. I wasn't pushed to the lead for one lap, but led a lot of laps."Patrick's crew chief, Tony Eury Jr., had a wide smile after the race, in which his driver led five times for 13 laps and finished 10th.

I appreciate Tony Stewart helping her at the first of the race. Tony took the time with her then we got hooked up there at the end with Aric."Patrick displayed plenty of moxy as she battled with the boys on a clear, breezy night.

She made several bold moves during the race.The highest compliment? She got a high five from Almirola."Good job out there buddy," she said. "I hope I was OK.""I thought you did good," Almirola said. "This was only your second time doing it.

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Brooke Shields's father was a Revlon executive and her mother a model. Shields has been in the public eye from the very beginning, as she appeared in an Ivory Snow advertisement when she was a mere 11 months old.

Meanwhile, Shields caused a sensation with her advertisements for Calvin Klein jeans, in which she claimed that nothing came between her and her Calvins. Shields also endorsed Breck shampoo, Colgate toothpaste, and Band Aids.

However, she couldn't totally resist the spotlight and wrote a much-publicized autobiography, On Your Own.Shields starred in a string of TV-movies following college, before landing the title role in Suddenly Susan in 1996.

Shields came into the public eye again on July l7, 2009, when she spoke at the memorial service for Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. In her tearful eulogy she shared a number of heartfelt anecdotes about the pop star.