Danica Patrick concedes it's going to take time -- at least three years, maybe more -- to get comfortable enough in a stock car to compete for a Chase berth, and history supports her claim.
In Danica Patrick's first race with crew chief Tony Gibson, she posted her best result of the Sprint season and finished on the lead lap for the first time.
Pat Summitt will serve as grand marshal for the Nationwide race in Bristol, Tenn., and Trevor Bayne will drive an orange No. 60 car with her name on it.
Whether in NASCAR or IndyCar, no one driver -- no matter how popular -- can bring people to the track. Only the sport can do that.