Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 7/18/12
Danica Patrick has 17 starts on the NASCAR season with one top ten finish, an average start of 13.6 and average finish of 19.9. She’s currently ninth in the NASCAR Nationwide Series points standings. Patrick’s position makes her the all-time highest ranked female in NNS competition this late into the season. This weekend, the Roscoe, Illinois (90 miles northwest of Chicago) native is having her homecoming, at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL. At this track, she’s raced twice: finishing 10th once, and 24th on the other occasion. The track was the site of Patrick’s third-career pole in IndyCar competition, where she holds six starts with an average finish of 10.8. “I love this city, I’ve always loved this city from the time I got my license when I was 16, I would bring my best friend and we would park over by the Water Tower and walk down Michigan Avenue and rollerblade up and down Lake Shore and it’s always nice to do well in cities that you enjoy being in,” she said about Chicag...
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