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.
Kevin Harvick will join a lineup of Danica Patrick and owner/driver Tony Stewart next season, but the team could expand to the series-maximum of four and is targeting 2004 series champion Kurt Busch.
After early struggles, Tony Stewart and Ryan Newman posted wins, but Danica Patrick still has a vast amount of work to do.
Growth has been gradual, perhaps imperceptible, but Danica Patrick and her crew are determined to get better results.
Danica Patrick is still struggling at qualifying on the intermediate and short tracks, finishing 40th or worse four times this season. And that makes the race a challenge.
After her captivating performance at Daytona, Danica Patrick has come back down to earth -- hard -- in the ensuing three Cup races.
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.
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 wants to race in the Indianapolis 500 again; her NASCAR schedule brings her to Charlotte, N.C., for the Coca-Cola 600 on the same weekend each year. Why not do both?
In NASCAR, the cars are heavier, the drivers bump and intimidate, the tracks vary greatly - and there's little time to practice.
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.
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.
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.