Danica Patrick had a very solid performance, especially for a rookie, at Martinsville Speedway Sunday. She finished 12th in the STP Gas Booster 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday.
It was the second-best finish for Danica Patrick in her 16-race Sprint Cup career. Danica finished eighth in the season-opening Daytona 500.
“Having never been at Martinsville before, I didn’t know what to expect,” Danica Patrick said.
“All I knew was that it was going to be a little bit crazy. It was good day for GoDaddy and obviously the Hendrick engines were very strong today. I felt like I made a lot of passes. I feel like I just passed all day. But I’m sure a lot of people do that on a short track. It was a nice day for us. It was nice to have a good weekend.”
Danica Patrick bested some other name drivers in their Martinsville debuts, like her team owner, as Tony Stewart finished 20th in his first Martinsville start (1999). Five-time Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson finished 35th in his Mart...