Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 6/29/12
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Danica Patrick held her own against the field at Kentucky Speedway on Friday night. But neither Patrick nor any of the other 41 drivers had anything for Austin Dillon, who won his first Nationwide race in his 26th start. Only eight cars finished on the lead lap. Although Patrick ran in the top 15 all evening, Dillon passed the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet on the frontstretch to knock her two laps down with seven circuits remaining in the Feed The Children 300. "I wish I could go faster, I really do," Patrick said. "It just won't go." Although crew chief Tony Eury Jr. counted down the laps, Patrick maintained 12th over the closing laps. "Thanks, guys," Patrick said on the radio. "I'm sorry I wasn't any faster, just didn't feel like I was on the track today for one thing or another; it was either tight or loose. But you all worked hard, and that doesn't change that, so thanks." Patrick started 11th. She pitted for the first time during the first caution on Lap 28. Eury lowered th...
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