Wedged in a long line of traffic, Danica Patrick held on for a 19th-place finish in the Nationwide Series season opener.
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's race had a promising start as she led early, but engine problems caused her to pull off after 31 laps. Her day was done.
Danica Patrick still has a lot to learn in Sprint Cup and, if statistics hold, can expect a humbling rookie year.
Always under the microscope, Danica Patrick should experience an even crazier 2013, with a budding romance, history to be made and nagging questions as to whether she belongs in Cup racing full time.
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.
In the final Nationwide race of her first full season, Danica Patrick finishes 13th at Homestead and laments a pit strategy that left her lacking in fresh tires.
Danica Patrick makes up six spots in the final three-lap segment of the race and finishes 10th at Phoenix, her fourth top 10 of the year.
Though loathe to reveal details, Danica Patrick has a workout regimen that has transformed her into an athlete with, her trainer says, "remarkable" strength.
After racing as high as fourth, Danica Patrick was thwarted by a shredded right front tire and finished a disappointing 14th on Saturday at Texas.
Crew chief Tony Gibson and his team are fired up to work with Danica Patrick in her Sprint Cup campaign, and it begins this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway.
Despite a drop in her Q Score, Danica Patrick remains well above the average NASCAR driver and right up there with the best.
Looking for better results, Danica Patrick came close, running as high as second late in the race before finishing 10th.
Danica Patrick has achieved fame and fortune, but Brooke, her younger sister, is quick to remind her whose idea it was to race and who was faster.
Danica Patrick stayed out of trouble but never threatened the leaders, either, finishing 16th in Saturday's Nationwide race at Dover.
It's clear ratings are down for IndyCar and up for Nationwide this season, but it's unclear whether that's because of Danica Patrick's series switch.