For NASCAR sprint Cup rookie Danica Patrick learning at every track is critical. Danica must learn how to restrictor-plate race at Talladega Superspeedway and Daytona, while learning the short-track strategy at places like Bristol Motor Speedway, Richmond International Raceway and Martinsville Speedway.
Every race in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series is important, although races at Daytona International Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway and Darlington Raceway seem to carry extra importance due to historical significance and media hype. And hype follows Danica Patrick everywhere she goes.
Daytona is home to the Super Bowl of stock-car racing, the Daytona 500. Indianapolis has been around since 1909 and features the signature race of NASCAR rival IRL Indianapolis 500. Also, the Sprint Cup Series racing there since 1994. Charlotte is the home game, for Sprint Cup teams, and Darlington and NASCAR were practically born together.
While Auto Club Speedway in Font...