The Decker girls -- two sisters and a cousin from a snowmobiling family -- branched out to the asphalt and are making a name for themselves. What's more, there's a connection to a much bigger name.
A jarring crash ended her day early at Kansas, but Danica Patrick remains determined to finish the season on a positive note.
Danica Patrick managed to finish 26th despite brushing a wall and driving with damage for much of Saturday night's race.
Danica Patrick's much-anticipated first full season in NASCAR had its share of highs -- OK, near-highs -- and lows. And then there was the shoe.
A long weekend at Dover ended with a 28th-place finish for Danica Patrick in the Sprint Cup race, but the experience gained was valuable for next season.
As in many of her races, Danica Patrick ran toward the front for a while, ran over something, and someone ran into her. The end result: a 13th-place finish.
While shooting the "Fastest Girl in Town" video, Danica Patrick and country music star Miranda Lambert get along famously.
On Turn 5 of the last lap, Jacques Villeneuve made contact from behind, sending Danica Patrick into a spin and a 12th-place finish.
Watching Pole Day stirred memories for Danica Patrick, and she admitted she'd like another crack at open-wheel's greatest event.
In the second Sprint Cup race of her career, Danica Patrick fared much better than her first, a disaster at Daytona that included a first-lap crash.
On perhaps the toughest track on the circuit, Danica Patrick tied her second-best finish of the year.
The open-wheel icon financed Danica Patrick's early development and, in 2005, gave her the major opportunity she had been waiting for -- a shot at the Indy 500. The rest is history.
After three Daytona crashes, Danica Patrick's crew chief said the goal was to finish at Phoenix and learn as much as possible. A tricky track presented a challenge.
Patrick is making the jump from IndyCar to NASCAR, a move based as much on her sexy image as her driving talent. If she's OK with that, you should be, too.
Since Title IX, the number of women participating in sports has skyrocketed, and the skill level has improved significantly. And still we wonder: Can an exceptional woman ever crack the ranks of men's pro sports? Or should she even try?