In first race at Atlanta, Danica Patrick 13th

Updated: September 3, 2012, 8:29 AM ET
By Brant James

Danica Patrick's first stock car race at Atlanta Motor Speedway was very much like many of her previous Nationwide Series starts this season.

She ran toward the front for a while when the No. 7 Chevrolet's handling was to her liking. She ran in the middle for a while when it was not. She ran over something. Someone ran into her. She finished 13th and began working on the next task.

"We'll get 'em tomorrow," spotter Tab Boyd said.

She'll do it all over again Sunday, she ...

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