Off to the best start of her career, Danica Patrick still draws a crowd -- and not just at the track, as more and more young women are trying to become racers in her wake. But will they be given the chance?
Although lapped by the leader at the end, Danica Patrick finished 11th at Charlotte, her best result in the past seven races.
In the season's longest race, Danica Patrick showed she still has a lot to learn, finishing back in the pack at 30th.
On a blisteringly hot day, Danica Patrick qualified third, then slumped to 13th in the Nationwide race at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Danica Patrick will get her first taste of Darlington's jutting backstretch wall in Saturday night's Southern 500. It could be a jarring introduction.