Danica Patrick starts 11th, finishes 11th
Earl Barban has uttered his familiar, "new leader, 48," innumerable times the past decade at Charlotte Motor Speedway as spotter for Jimmie Johnson, who has six points-race wins at the 1.5-mile track nestled in NASCAR's core.
Moonlighting as Danica Patrick's spotter there Friday night in the Nationwide Series, Barban never had the chance to announce the No. 7 Chevrolet's ascension to the top of the scoring tower. And one of his last messages of the 200-lap race was extremely disheartening ...
Read full story