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Danica Patrick got tough in England

Updated: August 29, 2013, 2:05 PM ET
By Brant James | Special to espnW.com

Bev Patrick wept at O'Hare, sobbed during the hours-long phone calls. She bawled so hard at Heathrow that passersby stopped to ask if she was all right. The next step in this family hobby-turned-career ambition was a broad one, all the way across the sea.

Her 16-year-old daughter, Danica, was an aspiring professional race car driver who had expended her go-karting options in the United States and was embarking on the next progression in the diabolically competitive British formula ...

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