Danica making headlines for all the wrong reasons

Danica Patrick is back in the spotlight after last week's much-publicized run-in with Dan Wheldon. The big question facing Danica this week at Texas: Will she finally live up to the hype?

Updated: June 7, 2007, 9:55 PM ET
By John Oreovicz | Special to ESPN.com

Two years ago, the phenomenon we have come to know as "Danicamania" arguably peaked at Texas Motor Speedway, site of Saturday night's Bombardier Lear Jet 550 (10 p.m. ET, ESPN).

Fresh off a charmed fourth-place finish in the 2005 Indianapolis 500, Danica Patrick found herself the center of attention when she arrived for the next race on the IndyCar Series calendar, and the spotlight on the 24-year-old has never really faded, even though she has not improved on that fourth-place result over ...

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