Originally written on Rubbings Racing  |  Last updated 10/4/14

IOWA CITY, IA - JUNE 19: Danica Patrick, driver of the Team Godaddy.com Andretti Autosport Dallara Honda, speaks to the media during a press conference before the IRL Indycar Series Iowa Corn Indy 250 on June 19, 2009 at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Can the luck of the Irish help out Danica Patrick this weekend at Bristol? With the way her last two weeks have gone, I surely hope so. Photo Credit: GoDaddy.com She came off of Daytona with a burst of confidence and a top-10 finish but then it seemed like her luck went sour in Phoenix when she retired from the race thanks to a blown right front tire. Las Vegas, the sight of her 2011 4th place finish in the Nationwide Series, was looking like it could be a good track for Patrick but it seemed like her car had different ideas. Battling a loose racecar all weekend, you could see the frustration in her eyes as she climbed out of her car on pit lane after the race. She finished 33rd and 6 laps down from the race winner Matt Kenseth. “It was a real tough day, no doubt,” Patrick said after the race. “We know we’re going to have tough days, but this is not the kind of tough day we thought about. … We all are definitely a little somber and a lot disappointed.” Crew Chief Tony Gibson could b...
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