It wasn’t quite planned this way, but it was close. Danica Patrick will finally make a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start during the day – unless Mother Nature once again decides to change things, of course. Patrick has made five Sprint Cup starts – all under the bright lights – as her races in February... Read more »
Atlanta Motor Speedway is considered one of the fastest tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit, and for good reason. Geoff Bodine set the track record in November 1997 when he qualified in the top spot at 197.478 mph. And, in March 2010, Dale Earnhardt Jr., hit 192.761 mph en route to winning the... Read more »
has 17 starts on the NASCAR
season with one top ten finish, an average start of 13.6 and average finish of 19.9. She’s currently ninth in the NASCAR
Nationwide Series points standings. Patrick’s position makes her the all-time highest ranked female in NNS competition this late into the season.
This weekend, the Roscoe, Illinois (90 miles northwest of Chicago) native is having her homecoming, at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, IL. At this track, she’s raced twice: finishing 10th once, and 24th on the other occasion. The track was the site of Patrick’s third-career pole in IndyCar competition, where she holds six starts with an average finish of 10.8...
appeared with fellow NASCAR
Nationwide Series drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Justin Allgaier at Chicago’s Oak Street Beach a couple days ago.
The Roscoe, Illinois native left open wheel racing
for stock car racing
this year, and talked about some of the differences between the two, and the adjustment in general.
“Leaving IndyCar and the difference between being part time and full time, it just helps every weekend, I’m able to work on things more diligently, and then see improvements instead of having to wait a month to try something new,” Patrick said.
“I’ve always said that the tracks are so much different from IndyCar perspective to a NASCAR
perspective. In IndyCar we’re able to run right along the bottom, and in NASCAR
you have to more a traditional line, it’s not flat out like it was in those IndyCar days.”...