Danica Patrick Finishes 7th in a Wild Kansas Weekend
In a night that saw intense racing and one of the hardest wrecks in recent memory, Team PEAK traded paint and fought hard before ultimately coming away with mixed results.
PEAK spokesperson Danica Patrick scored a career-best finish at Kansas Speedway, placing 7th. Starting in the 9thspot and staying in contention through most of the race, Danica had one of the best cars on the track. Her #10 car was a strong performer throughout the night, keeping her in contention for the majority of the race. In fact, Danica was poised to become the first woman since 1949 to score a Top 5 finish in a NASCAR event, but a shuffling of the field on the final restart saw her become caught up behind some slower cars. In the end, she landed a solid 7th place finish.
The 1.5-mile track wasn’t as kind to hometown hero Clint Bowyer, who fought against middle-of-the-pack traffic and an unruly car to come away with a 23rd place finish.
Fellow MWR teammate, Brian Vickers, fared a little better. Although he dipped into the rear of the field at times, Vickers survived the eight cautions to come in 14th. Outside of the Sprint Cup race in Kansas, Steve Francis and Don O’Neal were primed and ready to represent Team PEAK at the Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. Unfortunately Mother Nature was having none of that – the race weekend was rained out.