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If a driver is only as good as his or her last race, then Danica Patrick deserves to be ranked among the top 10 in the Sprint Cup Series -- for now.
Patrick's 2013 coming-out party at Daytona International Speedway was impressive. She started from the pole, led five laps and ran more circuits (113) among the top-three positions than any other driver before finishing eighth.
"This is kind of where the bulk of the season really starts," Patrick said. "Things like being able to get up to speed quickly, knowing what I want in the car, how to push it to its limit and what its limit is are things that are going to begin to be tested now. That's something that you don't really face at Daytona."
But she did on Friday -- particularly after qualifying 40th of 43 cars with a lap of 132.890 mph. As Patrick knows, the style of racing at Phoenix International Raceway is completely different.
"It just wasn't great," Patrick said. "We kind of h...
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Phoenix- Many outside the NASCAR community thought Danica Patrick had turned the corner and was ready to contend in the NASCAR world. She started on the pole for the biggest race of the season at Daytona International Speedway last weekend and ran up front all race.
Patrick was running third all the way up to the final lap with a shot to win it but made a costly mistake, not making...
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – “We have a lot more history to make.”
Those were the words of Danica Patrick just two Sundays ago following her history-making pole run for the 55th Daytona 500 as she became the first woman to ever earn a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole position.
But those were more than just words for Patrick, the driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet SS for Stewart...
Last week she was the belle of the ball in Daytona when she became the first woman to win the pole at Daytona and to lead a lap in the Great American Race. This week she gets a flat and crashes into the wall.
On the upside (which since there was no one hurt I can say that) we get to see the crash from the fan's point of view as well as from a camera in Danica's car--kinda...
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, was involved in an accident on lap 184 after losing a right front tire. Below are quotes from Patrick after the accident.
WHAT HAPPENED OUT THERE? “Obviously I blew a right front. No real warning. I wasn’t that tight either; I was sliding a little bit. I felt like most of the day I was chasing the rear. It was a little...
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, met with members of the media at Phoenix International Raceway and discussed her success at Daytona, expectations for weekend at Phoenix, comparison of her first Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500 and other topics.
TALK ABOUT YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR PHOENIX THIS WEEKEND: “It was nice to come here at the end of the season, and...
Danica Patrick's day ended in disappointment after she blew a right-front tire during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Subway 500 and wrecked on the frontstretch at Phoenix International Raceway.
The accident on Lap 185 was further compounded when David Ragan slammed into her No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevy SS.
"Obviously I blew a right front," Patrick said. "No real warning....
Danica Patrick slammed her car hard into the wall during a race at Phoenix International Raceway, but was uninjured.
Patrick blew a right-front tire coming around turn 4 on Sunday and slammed into the wall. She careened back onto the track and was hit hard again by David Ragan, flipping her hood over the windshield and shredding the left front fender.
Patrick coasted to a stop...
AVONDALE, Ariz. -- If a driver is only as good as his or her last race, then Danica Patrick deserves to be ranked among the top 10 in the Sprint Cup Series for now.
Patricks 2013 coming-out party at Daytona International Speedway was impressive. She started from the pole, led five laps and ran more circuits (113) in the top three than any other driver before finishing eighth.
Danica Patrick had a difficult finish to the Daytona 500, falling from third to eighth on the final lap.
Some kind words from her owner and the race winner made her feel a little better.
Patrick became the first woman to sit on the pole at the Daytona 500 and raced near the front all day, leading five laps. She only had Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. in front of her on the...
Danica Patrick struggled with her car all weekend at Phoenix. After qualifying 40th, Patrick made little headway in her second Sprint Cup start of the season.
Just past halfway Patrick cut a tire midway though turn three sending her No. 10 Chevrolet SS into the wall collecting the No. 34 Ford Fusion of David Ragan as she came down the race track.
Patrick was running...
Tony Stewart, driver of the #14 Bass Pro Shops/Mobil 1 Chevrolet, met with media and discussed the learning process for the new race cars, Danica Patrick’s performance at Daytona, his opinion of the Phoenix International Raceway track, and more.
HOW IS THE NEW CAR HANDLING? “So far, so good. We are just a little bit tight, balance-wise; but other than that it drives really good...
The 55th running of the Daytona 500, NASCAR’s very own Super Bowl, and the first race with a woman starting at the pole. It should have been a week for NASCAR to bask in the glory of its biggest event. It finally had a driver in Danica Patrick who represents a demographic NASCAR so desperately wishes to reach every race day. It seemed like it was going...
Mark Martin will be on the pole at Phoenix International Raceway for the second straight year after becoming the second-oldest pole-sitter in NASCAR history.
Martin went around PIR's mile oval at a speed of 138.075 mph on Friday to earn his 56th career pole a week after finishing third in the Daytona 500.
Martin turned 54 in January, leaving him a few months short beating Harry...