Found August 22, 2013 on Sicknissified:
Photo Credit: After her first trip to Michigan resulted in an impressive 13th place finish for Danica Patrick, her return to the two-mile track was hoping to garnish similar results. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. Patrick finished 23rd in her 33rd career Sprint Cup Series start last Sunday in the Pure Michigan 400.  She went down a lap early in the race as she battled with an ill-handling car but after a long series of changes to the car, she was able to get her lap back and stay on the lead lap the remainder of the race. This weekend, Patrick and the rest of the Sprint Cup Series crews head to Bristol Motor Speedway for the Irwin Tools 500 under the Tennessee lights. The Bristol Night Race is one of the few races on the schedule that drivers and teams look forward to all season long and for Patrick, she too, feels the same. “I’ve liked Bristol since I went there the first time,” she said in a press release on her website. “I remember when I set foot onto that...

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