Originally posted on FOX Sports  |  Last updated 3/17/12
Danica Patrick held her own at Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday. But as she acknowledged, the luck of the Irish wasn't in her favor in the Ford Eco Boost 300. She finished 19th, two laps down. "It was OK. The car wasn't perfect all day, but it wasn't terrible," Patrick said. "It was a little loose all day and hard to attack the corners. So I was good off (the corner) all day, which I think is what you need all day long. "I would have liked to have been a little quicker. I would have liked to have passed more cars, but we made it to the end this time. Perhaps that's what the Irish gave us for luck today. "I think that any of the short tracks that I (drive), if we can just get to the end and make some progress in the race, that's good." In just her second start at Bristol, Patrick improved considerably over last year's 33rd-place finish when she crashed with 55 laps remaining. Patrick started 27th, so she sought her team's advice to conquer the concrete half-mile affectionatel...
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