Originally written on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/9/14

FT. WORTH, TX - JUNE 9: Danica Patrick, driver of the #16 Rahal Letterman Racing Argent Panoz Honda, waits during practice for the IRL IndyCar Series Bombardier Learjet 500 on June 9, 2005 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
Danica Patrick and her fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competitors will be working this Labor Day weekend; while the rest of America is getting drunk watching college football and making one last use of the grill/pool. Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup race is certainly no holiday for drivers as the marathon, 325-lap event around the fast, old and slick 1.5 miles of Atlanta Motor Speedway asphalt is one of the biggest challenges of the season. Atlanta is one of the fastest tracks on the circuit, but its old pavement means that cars slip and slide around, putting a driver’s ability to the test. Factor in that the race starts in the hot early evening sun and ends under the stars, and the race is one that can cause headaches for both drivers and crew chiefs as they attempt to figure out how to maximize the handling of their cars from beginning to end. Danica Patrick and her crew chief Tony Gibson will attempt to find a handling package that is comfortable to drive but without comp...
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