Danica Patrick's IRL open-wheel racing win over the weekend is a victory for Danica, but moreso a victory for Indy racing in competing against the overwhelming lead NASCAR has built in the sport of auto racing.
I was raised in a region and a time when the Indy 500 was THE biggest sporting event. (Surely the greatest sporting event I've attended.) The two events Indy car has needed in recent years: A.) to unite its two leagues; B.) to create an Elvis-like face; have now taken place.
It's a victory for the underdog and a positive note for all underdogs competing against larger rivals.