Posted July 21, 2012 on AP on Fox
PLAYERS: Danica Patrick
Chicagoland Speedway is about the closest thing Danica Patrick has to a home track. Although the 1.5-mile oval on the outskirts of Chicago's southwest suburbs didn't open until 2001 and wasn't a part of Patrick's early racing career, it's only about 100 miles away from her hometown of Rockford, Ill. That means she'll have plenty of family and friends here for Sunday's NASCAR Nationwide race. And based on her 10th-place run last year, she'll also have a shot at a good finish. As she continues to make her transition from IndyCar to NASCAR, Patrick said she's most comfortable at intermediate-length banked ovals such as Chicagoland. This year's race will be held during the day instead of at night, perhaps changing the way teams set up and adjust their cars.

NNS: Patrick On Home Turf

Danica Patrick is in her first full season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series…

Johanna Long: the other woman in NASCAR Nationwide

Everyone has heard of Danica Patrick, but there was another woman running in the STP 300 at Chicagoland Speedway- Johanna Long. She finished 23rd at the Joliet 1.5 mile track. Long is a NASCAR driver from Pensacola, Florida. She was the winner of the 2010 Snowball Derby, and drove for her family-owned team in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series in 2011 on a limited basis. She currently...

ABC’s Couric to Profile Danica Patrick on ESPN’s Sprint Cup Season Debut

ESPN will borrow from corporate sibling ABC News for coverage of the upcoming Brickyard 400. ABC News personality Katie Couric will interview NASCAR driver Danica Patrick for a feature that will run during ESPN’s coverage of the July 29 Brickyard 400. According to ESPN, the feature will address Patrick’s “transition to NASCAR, how people perceive her as a person and possible...

IndyCar: James Hinchcliffe Exclusive Interview

James Hinchcliffe is taking the place of Danica Patrick in IndyCar in two main aspects. First, he replaced her in the bright green GoDaddy car for Andretti Autosport, and second, he's quickly becoming the face of the series. Hinchcliffe has yet to win in IZOD IndyCar Series competition, but he's only competing in his second full time season. He won the Sunoco Rookie of the...
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