Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 10/19/14

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 said she can't explain why she's popular among NASCAR fans. She's just happy to have their support. Patrick got a spot in the Sprint All-Star race Saturday night through fan voting. I've said many times that I'm not sure what it is people like or see in me or why they cheer for me,'' Patrick said after thanking her fans for voting her into her first All-Star race. ''To some degree being different, being a girl, there are things there. But what is it? There are a lot of different and unique drivers out there. All I know is that I try do my best to be myself all of the time. I try to be honest with the fans and at the end of the day, even if they don't agree with what I say or do, they can respect my honesty.'' Patrick's crew added a black and white sign to her No. 10 Chevy that reads: ''Thank you fans!'' The 31-year-old Patrick hasn't experienced much success at the Sprint Cup level. She has only one top-10 finish in 21 career Sprint Cup starts. She's captured o...
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