Danica Patrick plays it safe in Duels
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Speedweeks began abuzz for Danica Patrick with questions about her relationship with a fellow driver. The pitch increased when she led the second Sprint Cup practice session. The national needle oscillated when she became the first female to win a pole at NASCAR's highest level Sunday.
Patrick did not budge that needle Thursday in one of two 150-mile qualifying races that set the starting grid for the Daytona 500. And that was a very good thing.
Her spot ...
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