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Will Danica Patrick’s Daytona 500 Pole Change Her Perception Around NASCAR?

As 2012's NASCAR Sprint Cup Series came to a close, Danica Patrick had little to show for her inaugural stint among the word's very best stock car racers.In 10 races, she managed a grand total of zero finishes in the top 10. Even her best race, a 17th place finish in Phoenix, was mired in controversy. Her lime green Chevrolet limped to the finish, its leaking oil collecting a number of other racers in a final-lap crash.Her poor performance on American racing's grandest stage re-opened the book on Patrick, one that she surely hoped had closed with a 2008 IndyCar win at the Japan 300. In that race, she beat open-wheel legend Helio Castroneves by just under six seconds, marking her first and only win in 114 IndyCar starts."It’s...

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