Danica makes mark at Talladega

Updated: May 4, 2014, 7:31 PM ET
By Brant James | Special to espnW.com

Danica Patrick burnished her restrictor-plate credentials Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway. And although the final result left her unfulfilled, she at least will get to use the race car again. Many of her counterparts weren't so fortunate.

In leading six of the first 12 laps, Patrick became the first woman to pace the field around the 2.66-mile, high-banked oval in rural Alabama.

"It was good out front. I wish I could have stayed there," said Patrick, who led for the third ...

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