In NASCAR, the cars are heavier, the drivers bump and intimidate, the tracks vary greatly – and there's little time to practice.
Mar 17 2:07 PM ET | By Brant James
Reaching sixth on a late restart at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Danica Patrick fell back at the end but still improved over her first two races of the season.
Mar 10 11:31 PM ET | By Brant James
There are memories of triumph and tragedy for Danica Patrick at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. On Friday, at least, it was hard for her not to reflect on the passing of Dan Wheldon.
Mar 10 8:41 PM ET | By Brant James
After three Daytona crashes, Danica Patrick's crew chief said the goal was to finish at Phoenix and learn as much as possible. A tricky track presented a challenge.
Mar 3 11:33 PM ET | By Brant James
There's no time to dwell on the bizarre Speedweeks in which Danica Patrick wrecked three times. There are more races to prepare for and it's onto Phoenix for Patrick and her crew.
Mar 1 | By Brant James
The spirit organization is devoted to supporting women's sports only, and the bond is deepest with the basketball team.
Feb 11 | By Brant James
Players at this Division III school prove that lack of hearing is not a disability and that hard work and heart speak volumes on the basketball court.
Dec 28 | By Brant James
A standout goalkeeper and her scrappy teammates have reeled off three big wins in the NCAA soccer tournament and unflinchingly eye top seed Wake Forest.
Nov 25 | By Brant James
From the Corps of Cadets to the 12th Man and mascot, Texas A&M is serious about tradition. In our first Hoops Across America story, espnW takes it all in.
Nov 15 | By Brant James
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis has been compared to Maya Moore for similarities in personality, appearance and jump shot. And she's wearing No. 23.
Nov 7 | By Brant James
The skier has her critics and reportedly has even rankled her best friend in the sport. But she does her best talking on the slopes.
Nov 1 | By Brant James
While Hope Solo has been busy with "Dancing with the Stars'' and appeared in ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue, Abby Wambach has been much less visible.
Oct 24 | By Brant James
Lions star Ndamukong Suh is a force on the field, but it's big sister Ngum who directs business matters and protects him at all times.
Sep 22 | By Brant James
The captain of the U.S. women's soccer team was on the field in 1999 for the glorious, riveting victory over China in the World Cup final. Now she's the undisputed leader of this younger squad that is trying to create a legacy of its own.
Jun 15 | By Brant James
There were a record-tying four women in the field at Sunday's Indianapolis 500, but all walked away from the racetrack frustrated and wanting more.
May 29 | By Brant James
Finding a team capable of winning will be a prime factor in determining what Danica Patrick does next. She says her options are wide open: it could be IndyCar, NASCAR, or another season of both.
May 28 | By Brant James
The U.S. soccer star talks about her love of music, greatest fear and her most treasured possession. Hint: He's priceless.
May 27 | By Brant James
An hour before Danica's dramatic Indy 500 Bump Day qualifying run, espnW sat with Bev Patrick. She talked about her daughter's early days, the whirlwind of 2005, and -- well, don't even ask her about NASCAR.
May 27 | By Brant James
Racing is one of the very few sports in which men and women compete side by side with identical rules and equipment. The winner is determined by skill set and preparation more than physical strength.
May 26 | By Brant James
She's the only female mechanic in the IndyCar series and is thought to be the first and only woman to work over the wall in the Indy 500.
May 25 | By Brant James
From an early age, she's been driven to race cars, and nothing -- not even a fiery, spectacular crash -- can keep her out of them.
May 24 | By Brant James
From Janet Guthrie to Sarah Fisher to Danica Patrick, women have had success at the highest levels of IndyCar racing, and more young drivers are emerging. Here's the history of women in the race.
May 23 | By Brant James
On the last day to qualify for the Indianapolis 500, setback after setback left Danica Patrick facing an unimaginable prospect: failure.
May 22 | By Brant James
On the road to Indianapolis, the 22-year-old racer must contend with a competitive field, not to mention second-degree burns sustained in a fiery crash just days ago.
May 21 | By Brant James
For U.S. soccer star Christie Rampone, devotion to her children rules her game and her life.
May 20 | By Brant James