From a crash in practice to a crash on pit road, a lot went wrong for Danica Patrick at Bristol, but she persevered for an 18th-place finish.
An icy rain out of nowhere and a mystery last-lap caution led to a head-scratching finish Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway. But Carl Edwards will take it.
Denny Hamlin wrecked Joey Logano at Bristol a year ago. Logano returned the favor the next week, and it cost Hamlin four races and a shot at the Chase. Forgive and forget? Maybe.
Danica Patrick managed to finish 26th despite brushing a wall and driving with damage for much of Saturday night's race.
Brian Vickers is on his way to a full-time Sprint Cup Series ride, but there are others in the Nationwide Series awaiting their chances. It comes down to more than talent and timing. Opportunities are scarce.
Danica Patrick avoided trouble most of the night until a bump by Regan Smith sent her into the wall and a 29th-place finish.
Unlike last year, Danica Patrick ran a relatively uneventful Bristol race on the .533-mile track known to aggravate drivers and completed it unscathed.
Pat Summitt will serve as grand marshal for the Nationwide race in Bristol, Tenn., and Trevor Bayne will drive an orange No. 60 car with her name on it.