Though the stats speak to modest improvement for Danica Patrick in 2014, a late-season crew change leaves her flat-footed heading into a crucial third season in Sprint Cup.
With racing's best clawing for a spot in the Contender Round, Danica Patrick charged to the lead late at Talladega and -- though she fell back -- earned trust and respect in the process.
Two of Danica Patrick's Stewart-Haas teammates qualified for the Chase. Helping them win is her priority -- unless she's running in the top 5. Then all bets are off.
Danica Patrick finished a career-high sixth at Atlanta late Sunday, tying Janet Guthrie for the best finish by a woman in the modern era in a top-tier NASCAR race.
After a top-10 finish at Daytona, it has been all downhill for Danica Patrick. She admits it's frustrating to have nothing to show for her efforts.
A month that started on a high note for Danica Patrick at Daytona fizzled on another of her favorite tracks when a broken rear gear resulted in a 42nd-place finish at the Brickyard.
Danica Patrick avoided two big wrecks that wiped out much of the field and tied her second-best NASCAR Sprint Cup finish, winding up eighth in the rain-shortened Coke Zero 400 at Daytona.
Seemingly with momentum after finishing a career-best seventh at Kansas and qualifying fourth at Charlotte, Danica Patrick saw her night end early after a series of mechanical problems.
Mum's the word, but a test in Nashville spurred mechanical changes to Danica Patrick's car that helped propel her to her best Sprint Cup finish. The setup should apply this weekend.
It's been a winding road from the go-kart tracks in Roscoe, Ill., to the famed high-banked expanse of Daytona, but for Bev Patrick, Danica's mom and avid supporter, it's ultimately been rewarding.
Nine races into the Sprint Cup season, Danica Patrick feels better than last year, even if the results don't always show it.
Danica Patrick jumps up in driver and owner standings after finishing 21st at Las Vegas, which alleviates some qualifying pressure.
Danica Patrick's Sprint Cup season is off to a dreadful start, and if it doesn't improve soon, she risks not making races in upcoming weeks.
Qualifying has been an obvious weakness for Danica Patrick, but don't expect the new system to provide any magic answers.
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.
After a 20th-place finish in her final race as a Sprint Cup rookie, Danica Patrick is eager for 2014 to begin.