The last time Danica Patrick and Jacques Villeneuve crossed paths on a Nationwide road course, she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Now she gets to race against him again Saturday - on a track named after his dad. The NAPA 200 is the third and final road race of the Nationwide season, and Villeneuve is on pole.
''It is what it is,'' Patrick said Friday before qualifying a solid fourth, putting her in the second row alongside Villeneuve and just behind polesitter Alex Tagliani. ''It's frustrating. I think it can get you down, and it does get you down a little bit. But the schedule keeps coming at you. You need to have a positive attitude. You need to look at each weekend as the weekend that you could turn it around, have great luck and come back from the last one.''
Lady luck has yet to smile on Patrick this season on a road course.
At Road America in June, Villeneuve collided with Patrick on the last lap as the two drivers were battling for a top-five finish, causing Pa...