Whether in NASCAR or IndyCar, no one driver -- no matter how popular -- can bring people to the track. Only the sport can do that.
As she moves full time to NASCAR, Danica Patrick faces trickier cars, rougher racing and a longer, hotter season. It all starts Saturday in Texas.
Danica Patrick will start ninth in Sunday's Izod IndyCar World Championships, her last day in the IndyCar Series this year before moving to NASCAR full-time.