Can Danica Patrick find her way back in NASCAR?

Kevin Harvick talks with Danica Patrick during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona...

Kevin Harvick talks with Danica Patrick during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 19, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Sean Gardner/Getty Images/AFP)

DEAN MCNULTY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:42 PM ET

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. - A year ago Danica Patrick was the absolute star of the show at the Daytona 500.

She put herself in the history books by winning the pole position in her rookie Great American Race and backed that up with a solid eighth-place finish, another historic mark for a woman in NASCAR Sprint Cup.

Television numbers were through the roof, as Patrick was attracting a whole new audience, many who had never watched a stock-car race from start to finish.

There was a feeling that her move to NASCAR from the IndyCar series was the right one, not only for her but for the sport.


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