Danica Patrick scored her second-best Martinsville start in Friday’s qualification session. She will roll off the grid 16th for Sunday’s STP 500.
Danica Patrick enters the Auto Club 400 with a four-race, top-20 streak on two-mile tracks. She finished 14th in last year’s edition of this race.
Danica Patrick has been star crossed at Phoenix since she first showed up at this track as a pre-rookie in 2012. In that race, she was wrecked on the final lap but still finished 17th. She also sustained crash damage in the next three attempts.
If the past two years are any indication, Danica Patrick should finish in the top 20 this weekend at Las Vegas. Her previous two attempts ended in results that were slightly better than her qualification.
Danica Patrick returns to the track where she recorded a career-best finish last year. After starting 27th in the Oral-B USA 500, she fell off the lead lap for a time, but managed to get her car right in the closing laps and finish sixth.
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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.