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Budweiser Duels: How Danica Patrick Can Survive Daytona 500 Qualifying Races

Danica Patrick has received plenty of praise for winning the first pole position of her Sprint Cup career, qualifying first on Sunday for this weekend's Daytona 500. It's the first-ever pole for a woman at the Cup level, and it's generated a lot of buzz around the start of the NASCAR season. The caveat is that she has to survive the Budweiser Duel, Thursday's qualifying race for the rest of the field, in order to maintain her starting spot. But the amount of people talking about that obstacle seem to foreshadow an inevitable wreck. A major accident would force Patrick to go to a backup car on Sunday, forcing her to start at the back of the field. It seems unfeasible, counter-intuitive and perhaps sets a bad example, but owner Tony Stewart a...

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