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Is this Danica's year? She's not the favorite, but don't bet against it

Danica Patrick already has a victory on her resume. She's a marketing dream. But there's something she wants more than anything, and that's an Indy 500 victory. Despite the deepest field in a decade, she has her best chance yet, writes Terry Blount.

Updated: May 24, 2008, 5:58 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- Danica Patrick isn't the favorite to win the Indy 500 Sunday (noon, ABC), not in the betting odds, anyway.

But Patrick can win this race. She knows it and the other drivers know it.

It won't take a bizarre fluke for the reigning queen of open-wheel racing to drink some milk in Victory Lane.

In fact, her chances of winning this time are better than any woman has ever had at Indy.

OK, that's not saying much. Other than Patrick, ...

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