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Danica Patrick has fond memories of hometown

Updated: September 14, 2012, 3:20 PM ET
By Brant James

Danica Patrick left many things behind in Roscoe, Ill.: friends, memories, formative moments. Somewhere in the math office at Hononegah High School in nearby Rockton, she left her disdain for geometry under a stack of makeup work. Even as a 15-year-old, it seems, Patrick knew Roscoe couldn't hold her. And she knew what she would need for the journey.

Now 30, a NASCAR driver and a media dynamo with little daily need for geometry -- as she predicted -- Patrick still sees the ...

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