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A stormy day at the track for Danica Patrick

Originally Published: May 22, 2011
By Brant James

INDIANAPOLIS -- Danica Patrick smiled as she pulled on her red balaclava, as if discharging the collected nervous energy of the throng surrounding her race car.

The clock was expiring on Bump Day for the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500.

She had not yet earned a spot in the 33-car field. Failing to do so would have been unimaginable.

Rain was supposedly imminent, potentially leaving her just one opportunity.

She dispensed with the drama ...

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