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Patrick wins favorite female athlete


NASCAR Sprint Cup Series rookie Danica Patrick's popularity knows no boundaries -- or age limits for that matter. For the third time Patrick won for favorite female athlete at Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards.
Patrick beat out the Williams sisters -- Serena and Venus of tennis fame -- and Olympic gold-medal gymnast Gabby Douglas.
After hearing she had won, Patrick ran up to the stage and playfully slapped kids' hands on the way by to accepting the honor.
"It felt like I got slimed there," Patrick said jokingly, a reference to Nickelodeon's popular show "You Can't Do That on Television."

"This is a huge award. It means so much when I see you at the race track, and you cheer for me."
This is the second straight year Patrick has won the award. She also won in 2008. Other winners include Candace Parker (2009), Misty May-Treanor (2010) and Lindsey Vonn (2011).

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Danica Patrick wins the Kids' Choice Award for favorite female athlete for the third time.

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