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Danica Patrick: Skills Follow Mania In St. Pete Grand Prix?

Danica mania was a big part of Speedweeks in Daytona this February when Patrick raced her first NASCAR race in the Nationwide Series. Crowds of media and others with pit road access swarmed her and her car at every available moment.  The Daytona 500 is NASCAR's biggest race of the year, so media numbers are measured by hundreds, not scores. Fast-forward to springtime in the same state, and move from Florida's East Coast to the West Coast for the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. Quiet downtown streets bordering the harbor near the southern tip of Tampa Bay became a twisting street circuit for sleek open-wheel cars. While the popular race didn't draw nearly the number of fans or media that Daytona did, Patrick attracted crow...

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