DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - For a few laps, at least, Danica Patrick's day was going better than most people imagined: She was racing for the lead at Daytona International Speedway.
Patrick briefly led Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide race at Daytona, but she couldn't stay there. Still relatively inexperienced in stock car racing, Patrick struggled when it was her turn to be the pushing car in the two-car style of drafting that has dominated Daytona Speedweeks.
Unable to consistently team up with a drafting partner, she faded in the middle of the race and finished 14th - the best finish of her brief Nationwide career.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
ToyotaCare250 - Odds to Win @ Richmond International Raceway
Kyle Larson +170
Ryan Blaney +300
Daniel Suarez +550
Austin Dillon +850
William Byron +975

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail ToyotaCare 250 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to racing action on Saturday with the ToyotaCare 250. Here are the odds for the race.
Thumbnail Toyota Owners 400 Odds Which driver will come away with a win in the Toyota Owners 400, this week’s NASCAR race? Here’s a look at the odds.
Thumbnail Food City 500 Predictions The Food City 500 will wave the green flag later this afternoon. Which drivers should contend for the win?
Thumbnail Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Picks The NASCAR Xfinity Series gets the racing weekend started with the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 later today. Here is a look at some drivers we like to contend for the...
Thumbnail Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series returns to driving action this weekend with the Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300. Here...