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Crew chief backs Danica Patrick

Updated: June 16, 2012, 11:41 PM ET
By David Newton | ESPN.com

BROOKLYN, Mich. -- The crew chief for Danica Patrick believes the Nationwide Series driver is being put in bad situations because competitors don't like losing to a woman.

When Austin Dillon got Patrick loose during Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Michigan, forcing her to spin out for the second of three times, Tony Eury Jr. radioed to his driver, "They hate that you're running this good."

"I've heard comments made, 'Well, why is the 7 running so good? The girl is ...

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