|Patrick had a solid Speedweeks|
Speedweeks 2013 produced a series of Patrick-produced firsts. She became the first woman to win a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series pole, the first woman to lead the Daytona 500 and the 13th driver to lead both the Indianapolis 500 and Daytona 500. "I'm honored," said Patrick, “but these are things that just happen along the way.
|Can you identify this man?|
|"I got yer practice right HERE!"|
Calamity Carl: Carl Edwards came to Daytona ready to put a disastrous 2012 season behind him. Instead, “Cousin Carl” demolished four different race cars in a thoroughly disastrous Speedweeks effort that left many observers wondering if he will ever recover from the karmic calamity of his lost 2011 championship. A dismal, 33rd place finish left Edwards 30th in championship points, facing a major deficit for the second time in as many years.
|Kenseth's bid goes up in smoke.|
“We just broke an engine for some reason,” echoed Busch, a consistent critic of JGR’s decision to farm-out its Sprint Cup engine business to Toyota Racing Development a year ago. “It’s unfortunate that this team has got to go through this stuff. I hate it for this whole team. These guys do a great job and work too hard.