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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Danica Patrick's talking about challenges that lay ahead, Clint Bowyer's not saying whether he and Jeff Gordon have patched their differences, and Brad Keselowski is eager to defend his Sprint Cup title.
That's right, the start of another NASCAR season is just around the corner.
Patrick said Thursday that she does not plan to race in this year's Indianapolis 500 because she wants to concentrate on her first full-time season on NASCAR's highest level of competition.
Bowyer brushed aside questions about whether he and Gordon have made up in the months that have passed since a fight between the two drivers' crews broke out after Gordon intentionally wrecked Bowyer the week before last season's finale.
"Who cares? Really, who cares?" Bowyer said, addressing the media on the first day of testing of NASCAR's new "Gen 6" cars at Daytona International Speedway. "Apparently, you guys do way more than we do. ...
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Danica Patrick confirmed Thursday that she will not attempt the Indianapolis 500 this season.
Patrick is making her full-time debut in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Stewart-Haas Racing and has opted to focus on that effort. To attempt the 500, she would need to run both that race and NASCAR's longest, the Coca-Cola 600, on the same afternoon.
She did confirm that she is...
Danica Patrick says she does not plan to race in this year's Indianapolis 500 because she wants to concentrate on her first full-time season in NASCAR's Sprint Cup series.
Patrick also skipped the Indy 500 last year, instead running in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the same day. She said Thursday that she will do the same in 2013.
Speaking on the opening...
Danica Patrick, driver of #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, met with members of the media at Daytona International Speedway and discussed the first test session, her expectations for the 2013 season and other topics.
FIRST TIME OUT ON THE TRACK IN THE GEN-6 CAR AND HERE BACK AT DAYTONA TALK ABOUT HOW THINGS WENT FOR YOU AND WHAT YOUR EXPECTATIONS THIS YEAR? “It’s good to be back. ...
Clint Bowyer doesn't know how he ended up on P. Diddy's yacht on New Year's Eve while on holiday in St. Barts.
Nor does he know how his NASCAR rival Jeff Gordon ended up at the same party.
But Bowyer, who hails from the Sunflower State, realized quickly he wasn't in Kansas anymore.
"It was the damndest boat you've ever seen in your life," Bowyer remarked...
Clint Bowyer is coming off of his best season in his eight year Sprint Cup Series career.
Bowyer finished second in the points and if it wasn’t for a late wreck with Jeff Gordon coming to the white flag in the November race at Phoenix International Raceway he could have possibly won the title. He returns this year even more focused and wanting to capture Toyota’s first Cup title...