Danica Patrick reverting back to bad finishes

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For Danica Patrick, you might start to hear the “Anna Kournikova of racing” jokes again soon. After making history and starting the reason off strong, her last two races have been, well not so hot. She was out of the last week’s Phoenix race extremely early and Danica also got hit in the read with a rock. Luckily she wasn’t hurt too badly. It’s an emotional roller coaster as Danica won the pole and made some history at the Daytona 500 the week before.

Back to Danica Patrick and that rock which was floggin her noggin.

So how did Danica do at Las Vegas Motor Speedway yesterday? Well she started 37th and her car never came to life.

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Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse Jr romance inspiring funny NASCAR soundbites

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When the divorce of Danica Patrick became official in January (it was announced in November), the Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse Jr. relationship that had likely been going on for some time went public. Wow a romantic relationship between two NASCAR drivers, how’s that going to play out?  Of course, Danica Patrick Ricky Stenhouse Jr (I don’t have a cute hybrid couple name for them yet) was a popular topic at NASCAR media day.

From Memphis Commercial Appeal:

“Initially, it was a little bit of a mental hurdle of like, ‘We compete against each other,’ ” Patrick said of the relationship, which she likened to “Romeo and Juliet.” “It’s like the Capulets and Montagues with (me in) Chevy and (him in) Ford; this just doesn’t work. But you can’t tell your heart who to like or not like. And so in the end, it ended up being something that I just didn’t think was a big deal at all.”

 

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Danica Patrick’s Super Bowl 47 ad: video

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There was some talk that the recently divorced Danica Patrick was also going to to cut ties with Go Daddy, but she decided to renew with them instead. She shot a new Super Bowl ad, and released a preview via Twitter today. The spot seems to have an aviation theme. She tweeted:

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Danica Patrick divorce made official (update)

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Danica Patrick announced her divorce from husband Paul Hospenthal on her Facebook page. She said the two have amicably decided to end their marriage. (if there truly is such a thing?)

Hospenthal is a physical therapist who met Patrick while treating her for a non-racing injury. The two were married in 2005, and he is 17 years older than the 30-year-old NASCAR driver.
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Danica Patrick rejects Dancing with the Stars

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If you’re waiting to see Danica Patrick “on Dancing With The Stars,” keep waiting. And don’t hold your breath because Patrick says she doesn’t have the time or personality for the reality series. The NASCAR racer has turned down producers several times.

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Danica Patrick’s new Sega Ad (video)

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Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is out this Sunday, November 18th. Here’s a look at the TV commercial for the game, featuring Danica Patrick. Watch the NASCAR star in action after the jump.

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Danica Patrick has highest finish ever at Texas

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In her first race working with new crew chief Tony Gibson, Danica Patrick finished a career-best 24th in the AAA Texas 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

Patrick, who drives the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing via a collaborative agreement with Stewart-Haas Racing, improved upon her previous best of 25th in September at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill. Today’s race was her ninth career Sprint Cup Series start.

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Danica Patrick wrecks herself in failed retaliation attempt (video)

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Danica Patrick has crashed again. She wasn’t thrilled of the way Landon Cassill was racing against her, but when she took action, she ended up in the fence with a badly damaged car. She violated a couple basic rules of NASCAR
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Danica Patrick disappointed in her NASCAR Nationwide results this season

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Danica Patrick readily admits her rookie season in NASCAR hasn’t exactly set the world afire. Making the transition from IndyCar to stock cars can be difficult for anyone, and she’s aware that her results haven’t exactly been stellar.

She was quoted in Auto Week:

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Danica Patrick readies for Chicagoland Speedway return (interview)

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It wasn’t quite planned this way, but it was close.

Danica Patrick will finally make a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start during the day – unless Mother Nature once again decides to change things, of course.

Patrick has made five Sprint Cup starts – all under the bright lights – as her races in February at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway, in May at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway and Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, in August at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway and in September at Atlanta Motor Speedway were all night races.

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Danica Patrick pre-Atlanta race interview

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Atlanta Motor Speedway is considered one of the fastest tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit, and for good reason. Geoff Bodine set the track record in November 1997 when he qualified in the top spot at 197.478 mph. And, in March 2010, Dale Earnhardt Jr., hit 192.761 mph en route to winning the pole.

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Danica wrecked by Regan Smith at Bristol

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Danica Patrick saw a potential top-20 finish end in a heartbreaking accident less than 70 laps from the finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Irwin Tools Night Race Saturday at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.

Patrick, who drives the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for Tommy Baldwin Racing via a collaborative agreement with Stewart-Haas Racing, was running 20th on lap 434 when the right front of Regan Smith’s car hit the left rear of her machine.

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