The cockpit of a stock car is an inhospitable environment, with temperatures reaching 170 degrees. It can be especially taxing in the summer, and Sunday's race at Atlanta will be no exception. Here's how Danica Patrick has learned to deal with it.
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.
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.