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In Danica Patrick's biggest race, trust was key

Updated: October 19, 2012, 10:34 PM ET
By Brant James

Danica Patrick had very little fuel, very few laps left and very little margin for error. She had a few doubts but a copious amount of newfound trust in race strategist Kyle Moyer.

He had assured her numerous times that April day in 2008 at Twin Ring Motegi, Japan, that her fuel-conservation efforts amid their cagey pit strategy would allow her to outlast the IndyCars racing in front of her. Those other cars would all require pit stops in the final laps. She would pass. ...

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