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Danica Patrick turns blazing practice run

Danica Patrick turns blazing practice run

Originally Published: October 14, 2011
By Jeff Wolf | Special to espnW

LAS VEGAS -- Danica Patrick has been used as the poster girl to promote Sunday's IndyCar World Championships race, her last as a full-time driver in the series.

Although points leader Dario Franchitti and Will Power are battling for the series championship and $1 million bonus, it is Patrick, 10th in points and the only woman to win an IndyCar race, who has been the featured driver in newspaper ads and in radio and TV commercials for more than a week.

She might have proved race promoters ...

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