Danica trying to stay positive

Updated: February 21, 2014, 5:56 PM ET
By Brant James | Special to espnW.com

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Keelan Harvick high-fived Danica Patrick on pit road Thursday night, then blew a kiss as best as a toddler could. Patrick swooped in for a kiss on the lips. As Keelan's eyes bulged from the speed of the smacker, Patrick turned toward her mother, Bev, and smiled.

Minutes before the 150-mile qualifying races that set the field for the Daytona 500, Patrick was relaxed and eager. It belied the plan of attack that had been set out for her by crew chief Tony Gibson, who ...

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