Danica Patrick Brooklyn

Believe it or not, Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn is one of Danica Patrick’s top tracks on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit.

Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing, finished 13th in the June 2013 event and has a total of four top-20 finishes in five Sprint Cup starts at the 2-mile oval.

Her 13th place run was the third top-15 finish in her career and came when her team elected to take only right-side tires on the final pit stop. She drove hard for the final stint and wound up with a solid finish.

In June 2014, she went down a lap early in the race, but got it back on lap 147 and drove to a solid top-20 finish.

Two months ago, Patrick started the Michigan 400 from the 19th position, led two laps and scored a 16th-place finish in the rain-shortened race.

In addition to scoring solid runs at Michigan in the Sprint Cup Series, Patrick had done a fine job in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and IndyCar Series prior to that.

In August 2012 she started an impressive fifth and led one lap en route to an 18th place Xfinity Series finish. And in August 2007 she started ninth, led five laps and finished seventh in the IndyCar Series.

In July 2006 she was running eighth when she ran out of fuel just three laps from the end of what would have been a top-10 IndyCar finish. She ended up 17th.

For this Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 Sprint Cup race, Patrick and the GoDaddy team are expecting to run well again and hopefully score an even better finish than her previous five races.

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