IRL: Motegi: Danica Patrick preview

Danica Patrick on the Indy Japan 300: "I always like racing in Japan. We had a good result there in 2005 and it's a place where I'm very comfortable. I love the country and always look forward to being there for the race. I think that makes ...

Danica Patrick on the Indy Japan 300:

"I always like racing in Japan. We had a good result there in 2005 and it's a place where I'm very comfortable. I love the country and always look forward to being there for the race. I think that makes a difference with how your weekend goes. If you're comfortable and relaxed, things just tend to come a little easier."

Danica Patrick Facts

* Twin Ring Motegi served as a springboard for Patrick's breakout rookie season in 2005 after qualifying second and leading 32 laps on her way to a fourth-place finish.

* Patrick drove to an eighth-place finish at the most-recent IndyCar Series event on April 1, which was the third annual Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

* Patrick retired early from the season-opener at Homestead-Miami Speedway, while running in the top 10, and finished 14th.

-credit: agr

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