Danica Patrick held her own at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Friday.
Patrick qualified the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet 11th and finished in the same spot. She fell off the lead lap on the final circuit, when she was passed just short of the finish line by race winner Joey Logano, who continued his dominant run in the Nationwide Series with his eighth win of the season.
Patrick had Jimmie Johnson's veteran spotter Earl Barban guiding her from atop the track.
"You did a good job," Patrick said to Barban following the race. "We just have to work on making the overall package faster when you have to hit it just perfect it makes for a tough night because it's rarely perfect."
Patrick remained in the top 12 for most of the evening. Her visibility was compromised in the early going of the race after the track's first turn was with speedy dry after Angela Cope destroyed her radiator on the first lap.
"My windshield looks like it's been sandblasted already," Patrick said as she battled up...