Found August 25, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
PLAYERS: Danica Patrick
Danica Patrick is quite the opposite of Jimmie Johnson. I’d much rather write about Danica than JJ, as she’s more interesting. However, Patrick seems to always finish in the high 20s and 30s, while Johnson always seems to be winning. Jimmie Johnson is so good he’s boring. While Danica Patrick will always get attention regardless of where she finishes. Danica finished 26th in the Irwin Tools Night Race NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Saturday night at Bristol. Danica Patrick, who had been battling through a loose-handling condition, was running a solid race and holding her ground early in the race. But shortly after lap 100, her car slid up the track in turn three and slapped the outside retaining wall. The contact caused damage to the right side of the car and also bent the splitter bar down. With the caution out, Patrick brought the GoDaddy Chevy to the attention of her pit crew. They changed four tires, made a track bar adjustment and pulled out the fenders in an effort to fix the ...

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Tony Stewart with a screwjob on Ryan Newman

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NASCAR Bristol Notebook

Danica Patrick is still learning to put a fast lap down in her Chevrolet -- she was 21st in qualifying for the Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway -- but the Stewart-Haas Racing driver is on pole position in the shoe department. That's because Bruton Smith, the 86-year-old CEO of Speedway Motorsports Inc., the company that owns Bristol, has given Patrick...
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