Danica Patrick: Predicting Her 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Finishes

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Danica Patrick: Predicting Her 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Finishes
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Danica Patrick is still a work in progress but she has met with limited success in 2011.

Danica Patrick has eight remaining races left on her schedule, and it is an eclectic mix of high-speed tracks and one-road courses mixed in for good measure.  Patrick is coming off a seventh-place finish in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach in IRL and has begun to settle in to her Indy car campaign, but it never hurts to look ahead to her return to the NASCAR ranks.


Patrick will make her next start in NASCAR Nationwide following the Indianapolis 500.  She is scheduled to be behind the wheel of the No. 7 J.R. Motorsports Go Daddy Chevy June 4, and her next eight races are spread through the next five months.


It would have been a good idea to get Danica some seat time on some of the more difficult tracks, but scheduling conflicts did not allow her to make races at tracks such as Darlington, Pocono or Dover. 


Danica's toughest races will be the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve road course in Montreal and Richmond International Raceway.  Circuit Gilles Villeneuve is demanding and takes tremendous conditioning, and Richmond is one of the most difficult tracks to master for new drivers.

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