Danica Patrick's week at Daytona

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One year after becoming the first woman to start from the Daytona 500 pole, Danica Patrick returns to the storied race still looking for her first NASCAR Sprint Cup victory.

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Danica Patrick, driver of the #30 Florida Lottery Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Danica Patrick, driver of the #30 Florida Lottery Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt Jr, right, talks with Danica Patrick during qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/David Graham)
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Dale Earnhardt Jr, right, talks with Danica Patrick during qualifying for Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/David Graham)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, signs autographs in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, signs autographs in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Danica Patrick prepares to climb into her car for practice for Sunday's NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Danica Patrick prepares to climb into her car for practice for Sunday's NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
Danica Patrick prepares to climb into her car for practice for Sunday's NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Danica Patrick prepares to practice for Sunday's NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Danica Patrick prepares to practice for Sunday's NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014
Danica Patrick prepares to practice for Sunday's NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Danica Patrick, driver of the #30 Florida Lottery Chevrolet, sits in her car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 20: Danica Patrick, driver of the #30 Florida Lottery Chevrolet, sits in her car in the garage area during practice for the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 20, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
Rain clouds loom over Danica Patrick's hauler in the garage area on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Daytona International Speedway. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)
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Rain clouds loom over Danica Patrick's hauler in the garage area on Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at Daytona International Speedway. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)
Danica Patrick, left, talks with Kevin Harvick before the first of two NASCAR Sprint Cup series qualifying auto races in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
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Danica Patrick, left, talks with Kevin Harvick before the first of two NASCAR Sprint Cup series qualifying auto races in Daytona Beach, Fla., Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Terry Renna)
Danica Patrick on pit road before the Drive4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)
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Danica Patrick on pit road before the Drive4COPD 300 Nationwide Series race on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, signs autographs in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, signs autographs in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Danica Patrick gets ready to go out on the track for a practice session for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Danica Patrick gets ready to go out on the track for a practice session for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Danica Patrick gets ready to go out on the track for a practice session for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Danica Patrick, driver of the #30 Florida Lottery Chevrolet, races during the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Danica Patrick, driver of the #30 Florida Lottery Chevrolet, races during the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Danica Patrick, driver of the #30 Florida Lottery Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 21: Danica Patrick, driver of the #30 Florida Lottery Chevrolet, stands on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Nationwide Series DRIVE4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway on February 21, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
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DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy Chevrolet, stands in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/NASCAR via Getty Images)
Kurt Busch, left, talks with Danica Patrick in the garage before a practice session for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Kurt Busch, left, talks with Danica Patrick in the garage before a practice session for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 21, 2014
Kurt Busch, left, talks with Danica Patrick in the garage before a practice session for the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla., Friday, Feb. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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