Originally written on Tireball.com  |  Last updated 11/12/12
Danica-Mania is dying down. More then a year later the thought of Danica Patrick attempting to compete in one of NASCAR’s touring series does not conjure up the same fiery debate among fans. Yet, Danica is finally showing some reasons to be given a ride in the Sprint Cup Series. Danica Patrick finished 17th at Phoenix International Raceway in Sunday’s AdvoCare 500. It was the best finish of her Cup Series career topping the 24th place finish she had a week earlier at Texas Motor Speedway. This season Danica was to run ten races in the No. 10 car. After eight races of finishes 25th or worse Danica finally hit on something at Texas. Some will say growth is expected, others will claim that Texas was the easiest track on her schedule. Either way, Danica finished 24th and more importantly on the lead lap for the first time in the Cup Series career. At the same time Danica recorded her first lead lap finish she was also starting to show some promise in the Nationwide Series. In her last t...
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