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Danica Patrick to drive tribute car

Updated: November 4, 2011, 4:05 PM ET
By Terry Blount | ESPN.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Danica Patrick said Friday she is glad to have a "roof over her head" this weekend in a Nationwide Series car, two weeks after the tragic death of IndyCar driver Dan Wheldon in a race at Las Vegas.

"It does feel safer," she said. "It felt safer two years ago when I first got in a Nationwide car. Accidents still happen, but not a lot of serious head injuries. Having my head covered definitely adds a level of comfort."

Patrick was racing in her final IndyCar ...

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