Though the stats speak to modest improvement for Danica Patrick in 2014, a late-season crew change leaves her flat-footed heading into a crucial third season in Sprint Cup.
Struggling with funding and racing with a new team this year, Erica Enders-Stevens won her NHRA world championship the hard way. And that's what her mentor Shirley Muldowney admired most.
Young driver Kenzie Ruston has flashed potential in the K&N Series with a finish as high as second, but to continue her development she needs an assist. The NASCAR Drive for Diversity gives her hope.
In Daniel Knost, Danica Patrick will have a young, aggressive crew chief with a background in engineering, a blueprint reminiscent of her IndyCar days.
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.
As a senior editor for the newly launched website The Players' Tribune, Danica Patrick can write what she wants when she wants, and she's relishing the opportunity.
A top female executive in the male-powered world of auto racing, Kelley Earnhardt Miller talks gender, opportunity and whether NASCAR is doing enough for women drivers.
John Force is going for his 17th NHRA championship; daughter Courtney is going for her first. As the Countdown winds down and the standings squeeze tighter, the pressure mounts and emotions soar.
From Champ Car to IndyCar to Delta Wing, Katherine Legge always has managed to find a ride. Now she finds herself in Formula E, the possible future path of motorsports.
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.
Shirley Muldowney faced a firestorm of opposition when she broke into the NHRA ranks, but through dogged determination, she won three series championships and changed the face of racing forever.
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.
Johanna Long has returned to her roots and Late Model racing after losing her Nationwide ride before the start of the season. In a tight sponsor climate, her prospects for next year are dim, too.
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.