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.
Looking for better results, Danica Patrick came close, running as high as second late in the race before finishing 10th.
After several problem-filled, frustrating weeks, Danica Patrick finishes ninth on one of the trickiest tracks in the business.
Running 10th with 50 laps to go, an aggressive move sent Danica Patrick into a slide; she recovered but finished 14th.
Unhappy with the handling of her No. 7 Chevrolet, Danica Patrick was never able to get anything going Friday night and finished 12th.
With just one pole won, one top 10 and an average finish of 20th, Danica Patrick's results have been average, but she's improving and believes better days are ahead.
Danica Patrick used two timely late cautions to regain a spot on the lead lap and later took four fresh tires to make a late dash and finish eighth on Friday night, her best finish this season in six Nationwide events.
If the No. 10 car fails to meet the top-35 mark, Danica Patrick will have to qualify at Darlington, and that could put a wrench in some carefully laid plans.