Danica Patrick looking to do better than 29th this weekend



Last weekend, Danica Patrick finished 27th- right in line with her average. I often look at the NASCAR race results and see Danica Patrick 28th, Danica Patrick 31st, Danica Patrick 25th, Danica Patrick 33rd.

Patrick has raced on concrete surfaces many times during her career, in IndyCar, NASCAR Pro Series, Nationwide Series and Cup.

And, for the fourth and final time in 2013, Patrick and the rest of the Sprint Cup Series drivers will take to the concrete for Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.

Here’s how Danica has finished at Dover in her career: 24th, 28th, 16th, 30th, 35th and 6th.

She led her first-ever laps in a stock car on the concrete surface at Dover in September 2010, holding the top spot for three circuits en route to a sixth-place finish in the Sunoco 150 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race.


And last season, in her first Sprint Cup Series race at the .533-mile concrete oval at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Danica Patrick finished 29th.

“It’s nice to have more of a handle on what to expect heading in there now. Dover is fun. It’s fast and it can make for a really long day of racing. I think that’s part of the appeal of it – how demanding it can be. We definitely want to stay out of trouble, which is easier said than done at these types of tracks,” said Danica Patrick

Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan and 1620 The Zone, he also writes for Chicago Now. Follow him on Twitter (@paulmbanks) and Facebook

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  1. I wish I had a dollar for every time her headline is ….hopes to do better……or looking to do better……blah, blah, blah.

    Heh how about….Danica: We the fans are looking for you to do better…like something less than 20 something.

  2. Well the results are in. Danica (hoping to do better Patrick) ended up 29th out of the 37 cars.

  3. Somebody has to tell her it is not a Sunday drive, it is called racing anybody can drive???

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