Danica Patrick just missed the birth of her namesake, but she got there in time to dry him off and help him up. However, there was one thing she couldn't do.
Whether hampered by a poor qualifying effort, caught in a late wreck or confounded by the new Gen-6 race car, Danica Patrick has struggled of late.
Danica Patrick and her crew chief found positives after a 28th-place finish Saturday. Patrick had her work cut out for her, starting 40th and racing in a backup car.
On a superspeedway for the first time since Daytona, the results were decidedly different for Danica Patrick: two races, two crashes, two opportunities spoiled.
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Danica Patrick is still struggling at qualifying on the intermediate and short tracks, finishing 40th or worse four times this season. And that makes the race a challenge.
Danica Patrick surprised even her crew chief with a 12th-place finish at notoriously difficult Martinsville and has gained ground in the rookie of the year race.
Starting dead last after an engine change and racing on the tricky Martinsville track for the first time, Danica Patrick finished 12th, her best result by far since Daytona.
While Danica Patrick has used sex appeal for marketing purposes, Simona de Silvestro is portraying more of an "everyday woman" and carefully selecting sponsors.
Once adamant that Danica Patrick should spend another full year in Nationwide, former crew chief Tony Eury Jr. now thinks she could win rookie of the year in Sprint Cup.
After her captivating performance at Daytona, Danica Patrick has come back down to earth -- hard -- in the ensuing three Cup races.
Whether as a curiosity, an inspiration or a benchmark of performance, Danica Patrick wields incredible influence with girls of varying ages and aspirations.
Recent milestones and "firsts" for female athletes have provided glimpses into just how women's sports may finally break through its most stubbornly unconquered frontier.
Danica Patrick added to her historical footprints with an eighth-place finish in NASCAR's biggest race. She also became the first woman to lead laps.
An African-American female journalist and hip-hop fan covering her first NASCAR race was pleasantly surprised by the racial diversity and number of female fans at the Daytona 500.
Danica Patrick finished eighth at the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Here's how the Twiterverse reacted.