(NEWS 8) - IndyCar and NASCAR legend Danica Patrick sounded the racing world's alarm in 2005 when she made her IndyCar Series debut at the Toyota Indy 300 at the Homestead-Miami Speedway.
She went on to drive in more than 360 races across three IndyCar and NASCAR series and took home some impressive awards along the way, like IndyCar Seris Most Popular Driver which she won in six consecutive seasons.
Patrick is the subject of an upcoming EPIX documentary titled "Danica" that explores the goals and accomplishments of one of the country's most inspirational sports figures in her post-professional racing life.
News 8's Nichelle Medina had the chance to talk with Patrick about the film and how she puts emphasis in defining herself beyond her career as a racecar driver. In addition to the film, Patrick has a book coming out soon, a wine label that just hit the shelves and a successful clothing line.
"Danica" airs November 8 on EPIX.
Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.
People who take their pets to Del Mar's dog beach wanted to know who planted the incredible garden there.
Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.
The San Diego Blood Bank Thursday solicited donations through the end of the month in honor of Father Joe Carroll, who will undergo surgery Feb. 1 due to complications with diabetes.
If you need ideas to help you keep that New Year's resolution going head to Santee for an active lifestyle expo and race this Saturday.
A new construction phase begins for the Mid-Coast Trolley. The Mid-Coast Trolley is an 11-mile extension of the San Diego Trolley Blue Line with service from Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to UC San Diego and University City.