From Richard Petty's comments to a blown engine and subsequent penalty to a jarring crash on Lap 145 Sunday, Danica Patrick had an unfulfilling Speedweeks.
Danica Patrick admits starting from the back of the field in the Daytona 500 could be challenging, but, with some drafting help, that could be overcome.
Needing to finish 15th in her Duels race to assure entry into Sunday's Daytona 500, Danica Patrick squeaked in after a nerve-wracking final three laps.
Danica Patrick and crew chief Tony Gibson have dissected the Daytona 500 video, watching her drop from third to eighth in a flash. Lessons learned can make her better this year.
A blown engine Saturday predetermined Danica Patrick's fate before qualifying even started Sunday, and that did not sit well with her.
Richard Petty's criticism was bound to come up on media day, and Danica Patrick handled the topic deftly. Not only is he entitled to his opinion, she said, but different perspectives make life interesting.
Danica Patrick finished strong last year in the Nationwide Series, but with two races to go in her rookie Sprint Cup season, she's still struggling.
Danica Patrick and Courtney Force have earned the headlines for women in auto racing thus far this season, but other drivers have had their moments, too.
Danica Patrick's last four races have been the most productive of her season and include 13th- and 14th-place finishes.
Tony Gibson always wanted to be one of "those" guys, to tinker on cars. Now, as Danica Patrick's crew chief, he has one of the most high-profile jobs in NASCAR.
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.
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.
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 added to her historical footprints with an eighth-place finish in NASCAR's biggest race. She also became the first woman to lead laps.
Danica Patrick finished eighth at the Daytona 500 on Sunday. Here's how the Twiterverse reacted.