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Car lets down Patrick a week after breakthrough victory

You can't win every week in the IndyCar Series. Danica Patrick had no shot at winning back-to-back when her car let her down at Kansas, writes John Schwarb.

Updated: April 27, 2008, 11:22 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- Danica Patrick didn't fail to deliver a thrill in her first race after her historic IndyCar Series win last week at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.

Problem was, it was a survival move rather than another victorious one.

With some 64 laps remaining Sunday in the Road Runner Turbo Indy 300 at Kansas Speedway, Patrick wasn't running up front, rather she was trying to hold on for eighth place against fellow Andretti Green Racing teammate Marco Andretti. ...

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