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.
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.
Focus is honed. Intensity ratchets up. No one wants to lose, but across racing, guys especially don't want to lose to women.
A month that started on a high note for Danica Patrick at Daytona fizzled on another of her favorite tracks when a broken rear gear resulted in a 42nd-place finish at the Brickyard.
Danica Patrick has spent lavishly on the fineries in life, but surprisingly even to her, she enjoys rolling up her sleeves, grabbing a jigsaw and making things out of wood.
The results -- two top-10 finishes, six top-20s and a significant improvement in qualifying -- say Danica Patrick is making strides. Her crew chief thinks a top-5 -- and even a win -- could be just around the corner.
Danica Patrick avoided two big wrecks that wiped out much of the field and tied her second-best NASCAR Sprint Cup finish, winding up eighth in the rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.
Daytona International Speedway is the site of historic firsts in Danica Patrick's career, but she also has a seventh at Kansas and top 20s in two of the past three races.
Struggling since an engine failure at Charlotte, Danica Patrick is looking to swing momentum at Daytona.
Doting, fretting, imploring, Danica Patrick is immersed in raising her new Miniature Siberian Husky named Dallas, who seems to have her run of the place.
Seemingly with momentum after finishing a career-best seventh at Kansas and qualifying fourth at Charlotte, Danica Patrick saw her night end early after a series of mechanical problems.
Mum's the word, but a test in Nashville spurred mechanical changes to Danica Patrick's car that helped propel her to her best Sprint Cup finish. The setup should apply this weekend.
Danica Patrick has a wealth of information to tap into with teammates Kevin Harvick, Tony Stewart and Kurt Busch, and the results are starting to show. She's also gained a new No. 1 fan.
It's been a winding road from the go-kart tracks in Roscoe, Ill., to the famed high-banked expanse of Daytona, but for Bev Patrick, Danica's mom and avid supporter, it's ultimately been rewarding.
By leading six of the first 12 laps, Danica Patrick became the first woman to pace the field at Talladega. Her 22nd-place finish also was the best for a woman.
Nine races into the Sprint Cup season, Danica Patrick feels better than last year, even if the results don't always show it.