It's been a rigorous first full Sprint Cup season for Danica Patrick, and the numbers prove it: With fewer than a dozen races left in this inaugural season, she has 1 pole, 1 top-10 finish and 5 laps led.
Growth has been gradual, perhaps imperceptible, but Danica Patrick and her crew are determined to get better results.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. didn't exactly expect to light up the Sprint Cup world in his rookie campaign. But he didn't expect to struggle so mightily, either.
Never mind the differing lifestyles and an occasional wreck, NASCAR's power couple is thriving no matter what the situation.
Not only did Danica Patrick and Brad Keselowski collide on Lap 319, the incident appeared to be caused by none other than Ricky Stenhouse Jr.
Danica Patrick just missed the birth of her namesake, but she got there in time to dry him off and help him up. However, there was one thing she couldn't do.
Danica Patrick surprised even her crew chief with a 12th-place finish at notoriously difficult Martinsville and has gained ground in the rookie of the year race.
Once adamant that Danica Patrick should spend another full year in Nationwide, former crew chief Tony Eury Jr. now thinks she could win rookie of the year in Sprint Cup.
After her captivating performance at Daytona, Danica Patrick has come back down to earth -- hard -- in the ensuing three Cup races.
Trevor Bayne would like to be a full-time driver in the Cup series, but Roush Fenway Racing has a tested timetable for driver advancement. Bayne's mission? Win in Nationwide.
For the first time during Speed Weeks, Danica Patrick had a mundane day, and that's just what she needed.
Danica Patrick still has a lot to learn in Sprint Cup and, if statistics hold, can expect a humbling rookie year.
The plot line of Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse dating dominated NASCAR's media day and, for better or worse, is sure to reverberate throughout the season.
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.
While shooting the "Fastest Girl in Town" video, Danica Patrick and country music star Miranda Lambert get along famously.
Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. first bonded at Nationwide rookie meetings in 2010. They've developed a mutual trust and respect -- and have been known to crack each other up.