Danica Patrick gets second top-10 of season

Updated: August 25, 2012, 1:02 AM ET
By Brant James

After two months of broken parts, frazzled patience, recalibrated motivations and one tossed shoe, Danica Patrick seemed to enjoy a positive and mostly uneventful evening Friday in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Doing so in one of the more historically tricky venues on the circuit was a bonus, especially as she prepared to resume her Sprint Cup schedule on the same Bristol Motor Speedway track Saturday.

Patrick recovered from a 34th-place start to remain on the lead lap throughout ...

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