Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/2/14
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Danica Patrick learned about life in the spin cycle on Saturday. While Joey Logano won his fifth Nationwide Series race in 11 starts, Patrick spun three times in the Alliance Truck Parts 250 at Michigan International Speedway before finishing 18th. The first incident occurred before Patrick completed the first lap. Patrick was running fifth when she spun in Turn 4. Crew chief Tony Eury Jr. called Patrick to the pits for tires, and she restarted 40th but climbed to 30th after cars cycled out. In 10 laps, Patrick performed yeoman's work carving through traffic and raced up to 22nd. On Lap 19, Patrick was running 17th and Eury suggested she remain behind Erik Darnell over the next five laps to conserve fuel, with a competition caution scheduled for Lap 25. "I think the balance is OK, because I don't have to drive it hard," Patrick said. "The tires aren't sliding much, it's turning, but I can manage." But the day was still young. Eury elected to take fuel only on the pit stop duri...
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