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Danica Patrick: Will She Ever Be a Sprint Cup Championship Contender?

Will Danica Patrick ever be a championship contender in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series? That is a good question. First, we have have to ask ourselves exactly what a championship contender is.To me, just making the Chase does not a contender make. But, for you, that may not be the case. If making it into the 12-team Chase field defines you as a championship contender, then I can see her doing that someday. If she gets the equipment that can give her a chance to run up front most weeks, she could do it.If given the cars capable of running up front, she has the talent to get them there. We saw that at Daytona—when given a good, fast car, she kept it in contention. To judge her on the races following Daytona is a bit unfair, because to...

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