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Danica Patrick

Team: Stewart Haas Racing-10
Age / DOB:  (34) / 3/25/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'2 / 100

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Danica Patrick has finished as well as 17th and as badly as 29th in six NASCAR Cup road races, but one thing has been consistent. She has always finished on the lead lap on this course type.
With Wave Arounds and Free Passes, this is not as difficult as it once was, but it’s an accomplishment nonetheless. Drivers need to be in striking distance in order to score good finishes and that is what Patrick has managed. Jun 22 - 11:23 AM

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Danica Patrick was the fastest driver who failed to advance to the final round of qualification for the Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway. Her lap of 196.185 mph was good enough for only 25th on the chart.

Patrick rolled to the end of pit road, but inexplicably failed to take to the track as the bubble kept bursting for drivers ahead of her. This will be the 10th time in 15 races that she started worse than 24th, so she is accustomed to racing in traffic.
Jun 10 - 5:10 PM

Danica Patrick got consistently better in each 2.5-mile flat track race last year. She was 37th in the June Pocono Raceway event, 27th at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and 16th in the fall Pocono race.

Patrick is of marginal interest in games where she does not command an overwhelming price or if she fits the final niche on a roster perfectly, but she should be used sparingly in games that offer multi-entry and not at all in Pick ‘Em games that limit distributions. Her record on the longer flat tracks is simply not good enough to make her a safe bet. In nine starts on these two courses, she has only two lead lap results.
Jun 2 - 1:17 PM

Chase Elliott and Danica Patrick will fill out the field for the All-star race to make this a 20-car show. Elliott had the most votes among the drivers who failed to advance with Sprint Showdown segment wins. Patrick had the second most.

Elliott has a legitimate chance to win the All-star race given his strength in the Sprint Showdown segments. Patrick was not particularly strong in any of the three segments and finished only ninth among 23 cars running in the final 10-lap segment.
May 21 - 12:39 PM

Danica Patrick apparently blew the engine on the No. 10 in the opening minutes of practice for the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway. She oiled down the track and collected teammate Tony Stewart and Jamie McMurray.

The damage appears to be significant enough that all three drivers will need to roll out backups. If Stewart or McMurray change their engines, they should not have to go to the back of the pack after qualification. Patrick will almost certainly have to replace both the engine and the car.
May 13 - 11:20 AM

One-third of Danica Patrick’s six career top-10 finishes in the NASCAR Cup series came on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. She finished seventh at Kansas Speedway in 2014 and was sixth at Atlanta Motor Speedway later that same year.

In 17 races since her last top-10, she has not scored another top-15 on this course type. She has come close on several occasions with four 16th-place results. One of these was earned at Kansas in 2014, making this a good place to regard the No. 10 as a solid dark horse.
May 7 - 11:21 AM

If the past two years are an indication, Danica Patrick should be better in the fall than spring. Her last two races in September ended in top-20s, but her best spring attempt was a 25th last year.

In general, this is not one of her better tracks with an average finish of 25.5 in six attempts. She has finished on the same lap as the leaders only once and never cracked the top 15.
Apr 21 - 3:58 PM

NASCAR announced that Sprint Cup driver Danica Patrick had been fined $20,000 for walking toward the racing surface after she was involved in a crash with fellow driver Kasey Kahne at Auto Club Speedway on Sunday.

Patrick approached the track to express her displeasure to Kahne following the incident. Competitors are instructed to remain inside their vehicles until safety/emergency personnel arrive and to avoid walking on an active racing surface. Patrick has also been placed on probation for the next four events.-NASCAR.com
Mar 24 - 2:07 PM

Danica Patrick was contending for a top-20 finish until she tried to pass the lap-down car of Kasey Kahne. He apparently misjudged the length of his nose and spun the fast femme into the wall on lap 122 of the Auto Club 400.

Patrick was credit with a 38th-place finish and her bad luck is such that she will not make many fantasy rosters. Keep an eye on her as the season progresses, however, because if Stewart-Haas Racing improves across the board, she should earn a fair share of results in the teens and her current salary cap is taking a hit.
Mar 20 - 11:03 PM

The Kobalt 400 will mark Danica Patrick’s 121st career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and her fourth at Las Vegas.

Patrick’s top Sprint Cup finish at the 1.5-mile track is a 21st-place effort she earned in 2014. In addition, she scored a fourth-place finish in XFINITY Series competition at Las Vegas in 2011. That effort marked the best-ever finish by a woman in a NASCAR national stock-car series, topping a fifth-place run by the late Sara Christian in a Sprint Cup race in 1949 at Heidelberg (Pa.) Raceway.-True Speed Communication
Mar 2 - 8:16 PM

Danica Patrick and the No. 10 Aspen Dental Chevrolet SS team for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) scored a 20th-place finish in Sunday’s Folds of Honor 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

She started 25th position and ran just outside the top-20 for much of the race. With five laps to go, Patrick was scored in the 21st position, three laps down to the leaders. The caution flag waved with two laps remaining. A number of cars made contact after the field went back to green, but Patrick was able to avoid the carnage and took the checkered flag in the 20th position. She is 29th in the point standings.-SHR
Feb 29 - 10:05 AM

Stewart-Haas Racing will make the switch from Chevrolet to Ford in 2017, according to a report by NBC’s Nate Ryan.

It is unlikely that this will make much of a change in their overall performance, but Chevrolet fans will have to decide whether to back the drivers or the manufacturer. Expect Kevin Harvick, Kurt Busch, and Danica Patrick to be just a little distracted this week as they field questions from the media, but once they put their helmet on, they will be as strong as their historic Atlanta record.
Feb 24 - 11:32 AM

Jimmie Johnson spun in turn one of the final lap of the second Can Am Duel in Daytona. He collected five other cars. Matt Kenseth, Martin Truex Jr., AJ Allmendinger, Kurt Busch, and Danica Patrick were also involved. Johnson appeared to be blocked by Jamie McMurray before spinning. Patrick spun while passing the crash scene, probably after running over fluid.

Most of the cars were damaged enough that backups will be required. The same thing can easily happen during the Daytona 500 so do not overspend on any drivers.
Feb 18 - 10:04 PM

By winning the pole in her rookie Daytona 500 and finishing eighth in that event, Danica Patrick developed a reputation for being a solid restrictor-plate, superspeedway performer, but that is one of only two top-10s in 13 starts for the formidable femme.

Patrick also has a tendency to fall back during races. She has finished worse than she started in 77 percent of her attempts and netted an average of only 24.54.
Feb 4 - 6:04 PM

Billy Scott has been named crew chief for the No. 10 team of Danica Patrick.

He comes to Stewart Haas Racing (SHR) from Michael Waltrip Racing (MWR) where since 2014 he was the crew chief for the No. 55 team, which featured drivers David Ragan, Brian Vickers and Michael Waltrip, among others. He also served as crew chief for MWR’s No. 15 team and driver Clint Bowyer from June 2015 through the end of the season. Prior to that role, Scott was a race engineer working under crew chief Rodney Childers, who joined SHR in 2014 and promptly led Harvick to the Sprint Cup championship. Scott came to MWR in 2008 after working in a variety of racing disciplines, including NASCAR, sports cars and sprint cars. It was during his work in the Truck Series in 2003 when Scott decided to focus on engineering. He attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 2005.-True Speed Communication
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 08:43:00 PM