Since Danica Patrick's career-best sixth-place finish at Atlanta last August, she's switched crew chiefs and the rules package has been altered. But despite the changes, she remains upbeat.
Danica Patrick finished a career-high sixth at Atlanta late Sunday, tying Janet Guthrie for the best finish by a woman in the modern era in a top-tier NASCAR race.
In just her fifth Sprint Cup race, Danica Patrick tied her best result with a 29th-place finish and, just as important, completed all laps without incident.
As in many of her races, Danica Patrick ran toward the front for a while, ran over something, and someone ran into her. The end result: a 13th-place finish.