With racing's best clawing for a spot in the Contender Round, Danica Patrick charged to the lead late at Talladega and -- though she fell back -- earned trust and respect in the process.
Two of Danica Patrick's Stewart-Haas teammates qualified for the Chase. Helping them win is her priority -- unless she's running in the top 5. Then all bets are off.
After a top-10 finish at Daytona, it has been all downhill for Danica Patrick. She admits it's frustrating to have nothing to show for her efforts.
Danica Patrick concedes it's going to take time -- at least three years, maybe more -- to get comfortable enough in a stock car to compete for a Chase berth, and history supports her claim.
Six races into her Sprint Cup career, Danica Patrick has her best result - 25th - and speaks of making progress.