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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 top 10 finishes. 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 had surely hoped a 2008 IndyCar win at the Japan 300 had closed forever. In that race she beat open-wheel legend Helio Castroneves by just 5.8594 seconds, her first and only win in 114 IndyCar starts."It’s a long time coming...

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