Danica Patrick struggles with car, finishes 14th

Updated: July 23, 2012, 7:16 AM ET
By Brant James

The first of consecutive homecoming weekends for Danica Patrick passed with scant fanfare on Sunday, as she started 13th, finished 14th and spent most of her time in between wrestling a loose race car in a NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway.

Patrick grew up less than two hours away from the Joliet, Ill., facility in the hamlet of Roscoe and had a larger than usual contingent of friends at the track, but there was little excitement, either from Patrick -- who ...

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