Danica Patrick was the fastest non-Chase contender in the final practice session for the Sylvania 300. Her top speed of 134.944 mph was 9/100ths of a second slower than Jeff Gordon and eighth overall.
Danica Patrick will utilize Chassis No. 10-823 this week. It was most recently used this March at Phoenix, where it finished 36th.
One week after scoring her career-best finish of sixth at Atlanta, reality will set in quickly for Danica Patrick at Richmond. Her best result on short, flat tracks this year was a 22nd in the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire.
Earlier this season, Danica Patrick scored a career-best finish on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track of Kansas Speedway when she crossed under the checkers seventh. She improved on that by one position at Atlanta Motor Speedway this week and finished sixth. This was the fourth top-10 of Patrick’s career.
Danica Patrick will race chassis No. 10-838 Sunday night in the Oral-B USA 500. This car was used at Texas, where it started 24th and finished 27th.
Despite finishing seventh in the 5-hour Energy 400 at Kansas, Danica Patrick has shown only minor improvement on the similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year. Her five-race average on this course type to date is 23.0 compared to a 26.7 in 2013.
Danica Patrick crashed hard in final practice for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen. She buried her No. 10 car firewall-deep into a tire barrier exiting the inner loop after losing a left front tire.
Danica Patrick strained an engine on her No. 10 Chevrolet in the first practice session for the Cheez-it 355k at the Glen and will have to change powerplants before continuing. She will start at the back of the pack on Sunday regardless of her qualification effort.
Danica Patrick will race chassis 10-759 this week at the Glen. It has been used for all three of her Cup road course starts.
Danica Patrick has shown consistent improvement in three road course starts. She finished 29th last June at Sonoma, 20th at the Glen, and was 18th earlier this year in California.
Danica Patrick is searching for her first top-10 on a flat track after posting a best result of 22nd this season in the Camping World RV Sales 301 at New Hampshire.
Danica Patrick will use chassis No. 10-828 this week. It was last raced at Auto Club this spring.
Danica Patrick hopes that her second Brickyard 400 start goes better than her first. She qualified 33rd in this race last year, lost two laps, and finished 30th.
Danica Patrick will run chassis 10-794 which has been utilized as a primary chassis on a few occasions and a backup several times this year.