Running 19th, Danica Patrick slid into Brad Sweet, and the contact sent her slamming into the wall. She returned after repairs but finished 29th.
Sep 8 12:02 AM ET | By Brant James
An entirely different type of car is not all Danica Patrick has had to adjust to in stock car racing. There's the dirty little games drivers play, especially on short tracks.
Sep 6 10:12 PM ET | By Brant James
In just her fifth Sprint Cup race, Danica Patrick tied her best result with a 29th-place finish and, just as important, completed all laps without incident.
Sep 3 8:26 AM ET | By Brant James
As in many of her races, Danica Patrick ran toward the front for a while, ran over something, and someone ran into her. The end result: a 13th-place finish.
Sep 3 8:29 AM ET | By Brant James
Even Danica Patrick's own camp has varying opinions on how she'll fare full time in Sprint Cup next year, but regardless, she's making the move.
Aug 31 6:12 PM ET | By Brant James
Danica Patrick avoided trouble most of the night until a bump by Regan Smith sent her into the wall and a 29th-place finish.
Aug 26 1:06 AM ET | By Brant James
After several problem-filled, frustrating weeks, Danica Patrick finishes ninth on one of the trickiest tracks in the business.
Aug 25 1:02 AM ET | By Brant James
Pat Summitt will serve as grand marshal for the Nationwide race in Bristol, Tenn., and Trevor Bayne will drive an orange No. 60 car with her name on it.
Aug 24 3:40 PM ET | By Brant James
After she led a career-high 20 laps Saturday, Danica Patrick's No. 7 Chevrolet was beset with multiple mechanical problems, and she dropped to a 27th-place finish.
Aug 18 9:50 PM ET | By Brant James
Yes, Danica Patrick markets her brand to adults, but she also has great appeal to children. That diverse reach could ensure a mainstream popularity that endures beyond her racing career.
Aug 17 2:18 PM ET | By Brant James
A bizarre crash on Lap 1 causes extensive damage to Danica Patrick's car and ends her day early at Watkins Glen.
Aug 11 6:25 PM ET | By Brant James
Danica Patrick has developed an affinity for racing stock cars on road courses, and that's where the series will be the next two weeks.
Aug 10 4:43 PM ET | By Brant James
Latanna Stone -- all of 10 years old -- begins play in the U.S. Women's Amateur Championship today and doesn't seem the least bit fazed by it.
Aug 7 1:26 AM ET | By Brant James
Like a certain other driver, Johanna Long is competing in her first full season in the Nationwide Series. That's where the similarities with Danica Patrick end.
Aug 3 6:20 PM ET | By Brant James
Returning to the track where she skyrocketed to fame, Danica Patrick had no such luck this time, causing a collision on Lap 39 that knocked her out of the race.
Jul 28 9:26 PM ET | By Brant James
The track is oh-so-familiar, the car entirely different. Danica Patrick returns to the site of her greatest glory when NASCAR's Nationwide Series visits Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend.
Jul 28 1:31 PM ET | By Brant James
While shooting the "Fastest Girl in Town" video, Danica Patrick and country music star Miranda Lambert get along famously.
Jul 26 4:27 PM ET | By Brant James
Despite racing in front of hometown friends on a track she likes, Danica Patrick struggled with a loose car and finished 14th.
Jul 23 7:16 AM ET | By Brant James
Danica Patrick admits she felt embarrassed when reading the first of a certain steamy triology but didn't want the book to end.
Jul 23 7:15 AM ET | By Brant James
Karsyn Elledge, the 11-year-old niece of Dale Earnhardt Jr., is smitten with racing and has an aptitude for it.
Jul 20 1:42 PM ET | By Brant James
Running 10th with 50 laps to go, an aggressive move sent Danica Patrick into a slide; she recovered but finished 14th.
Jul 14 8:58 PM ET | By Brant James
Danica Patrick has surrounded herself with a small, trusted cast of six to manage her finances and business ventures, while making room for her personal life.
Jul 13 10:51 AM ET | By Brant James
In a race Danica Patrick's crew viewed as her best chance to win, she led five times for 13 laps and was running sixth before crashing on Lap 83.
Jul 7 1:09 AM ET | By Brant James
Danica Patrick and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. first bonded at Nationwide rookie meetings in 2010. They've developed a mutual trust and respect -- and have been known to crack each other up.
Jul 4 2:29 PM ET | By Brant James
Unhappy with the handling of her No. 7 Chevrolet, Danica Patrick was never able to get anything going Friday night and finished 12th.
Jun 30 1:03 AM ET | By Brant James