Danica Patrick will make her second trip to Richmond in the Sprint Cup Series for Saturday night’s Sprint Cup race. In her first go-round in April, she started 30th and finished 29th. Not impressive. Yes, I know that.
However, if you look at the IndyCar record of Danica Patrick at Richmond, she had four top ten finishes in five races there. Will that help? Make a difference?
No, probably not.
While she knows her IndyCar experience at Richmond won’t assist her this weekend, she’s hoping a productive Sprint Cup test two weeks ago will. She and Mark Martin split time in the GoDaddy Chevrolet and hope their combined efforts lead to a good finish Saturday night. In her three NASCAR Nationwide Series at Richmond, she finished 21st, 18th and 29th.
I guess in the capital of Virginia (and once also the capital of the Confederacy) Nationwide has not been on the side of Danica Patrick.
Overall thoughts on Richmond?
“I liked driving the Nationwide car here. We didn’t have the greatest result ...