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Danica Patrick: Will She Get “Racy” in the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series?

Danica Patrick faced one more grueling test of her mettle in her journey to achieve success at NASCAR's highest level. The Coca-Cola 600 was the longest race of her career, but she made it to the finish. The driver of the No. 10 Chevrolet is the second woman to have driven at the 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway in the Cup series. This was the 53rd running of the Coca-Cola 600. Janet Guthrie was the first woman to run at CMS back in 1976, when it was then known as the World 600. There were many skeptics who doubted that a woman could compete on a high-speed, banked oval and have the endurance to run 600 miles. It had never been done before. Guthrie qualified with a lap of 157.797, which secured the 27th-place slot in th...

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