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Danica Patrick knows the importance of having the right equipment and aiming for the openings, however slender.
Patrick scored on her first try during a ''Shoot the Puck'' promotion at intermission of Tuesday night's first-round playoff game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild.
She said Friday at Talladega Superspeedway that she wisely switched from high heels to flats for her trip onto the ice. Her other three shots went wide.
Patrick is hoping for more consistency in Sunday's Aaron's 499.
It's the first restrictor plate race since she became the first woman to win a pole and lead green-flag laps at the Daytona 500. She says that eighth-place finish might have hiked expectations for Talladega but that winning on the big speedways requires ''a whole lot of luck.''
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Back on Tuesday night, NASCAR driver Danica Patrick was invited to make an appearance at the United Center in Chicago as she was in attendance for game one of the Chicago Blackhawks first round playoff match-up against the Minnesota Wild.
During an intermission, Danica was brought out to center ice to attempt some shots from center ice and watch as Miss Patrick delivers from distance:
Say what you will about NASCAR's Princess of Speed, Danica Patrick ain't scared to put the throttle down. Back in 2005 at Indianapolis, Danica turned the fastest single lap of 229.880, which was tops for the month of May. It was also the fastest ever by a woman at The Brickyard. Back in February, Patrick was the fastest qualifier at Daytona, becoming the first woman to win...
Season Recap: Danica Patrick will make her second start of the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) season this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway. Patrick’s first start of 2013 also came at a superspeedway, at Daytona International Speedway in the NNS season opener. Starting in the 12th spot, Patrick quickly moved through the 40-car pack and found herself racing for the lead. Patrick...
NASCAR drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Danica Patrick ran into Borat at Talladega Superspeedway, because things tend to get a little weird in the valley.
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – The stars may be aligning for Danica Patrick as she enters the Aaron’s 499 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday (May 5) at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), always seems run well in the month of May, and she loves restrictor-plate racing, the kind of which takes place at Talladega...
Photo Credit: Stewart-Haas Racing via CIA Stock Photography, Inc.
Last weekend’s race in Richmond probably won’t rank high on Danica Patrick’s list of favorite races of 2013. Patrick finished 29th, one place better than where she started, and four laps down from race winner Kevin Harvick.
Patrick was battling a racecar that was loose on entry, tight in the center and loose...
KANNAPOLIS, N.C., – For 138 years, the first weekend in May has been synonymous with one of sports most grand traditions – the Kentucky Derby. On Saturday at historic Churchill Downs in Lexington, Ky., promising three-year olds such as Revolutionary, Orb, Verrazano and Normandy Invasion look to make history by winning the 139th “Run for the Roses,” or as it is also known...
Talladega Super Speedway; it’s the sister track to Daytona and the home to some of the biggest wrecks in NASCAR. This weekend, the Nationwide Series hits the pavement and knowing who will come out victorious is anybody’s guess.
With speeds over 192 miles per hour, Truck Series regular Ty Dillon, with a push from Nationwide Series regular Trevor Bayne, topped the speed charts...