Originally posted on Rubbings Racing  |  Last updated 5/3/13

FT. WORTH , TX - JUNE 04 : Danica Patrick speaks at a press conference during practice for the IRL IndyCar Series Bombardier Learjet 550k on June 4, 2009 at Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth, Texas. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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 on exit in the corners. Her team, led by Tony Gibson, made small improvements throughout the race but nothing really brought the car to her. Photo Credit: Stewart-Haas Racing “We were just so tight in the center of the corner. We just couldn’t loosen the car up enough to make the center work the way we needed to,” Patrick said in in a press release after the race. “Tony Gibson and the Go Daddy guys threw a lot at it, but we just couldn’t get the center quite right. We were loose in, tight center, loose off, but as much as we tried to loosen up the center, we never really affected the entry either.” In the end, Ric...
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