Some folks said it would never happen, others said it was a matter of time. Congrats to Danica Patrick on her first IRL victory!
I came across this column, which raises a number of potential asterisks, but as far as I'm concerned, it's as much a win as any other race. She's been running up front (with the rest of the Andretti-Green cars), and that's how races are won. If you run up front, the wins will come. Yes, there was a fuel mileage situation involved, but fuel strategy is part of racing. Plus it wasn't as if her team was taking a gamble. They made an effort to save fuel and, in the end, it worked out.
I see the author's point...but that's racin'!