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Just four races into the 2013 season and Danica Patrick has already had one heck of a year. Although she did struggle throughout the day, she came away from Bristol with her best finish since Daytona.
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Bristol was one of the 10 tracks that Tony Stewart picked for Patrick to run during her limited schedule in the Sprint Cup Series last season. During the Bristol Night Race, she was running on the lead lap until she was punted into the wall by Regan Smith. This wasn’t the case last weekend as she took to the track for the second time.
After a poor qualifying effort landed her a 41st place starting position, it was clear from the beginning that Patrick was going to have a long day ahead of her. She battled a tight-handling racecar the entire day and battled back from a pit-road speeding penalty to finish 28th, five laps down from the leader.
Her day was looking promising before the pit road speeding penalty with 150 laps to go. She was running in 2...
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