Q&A with NASCAR driver Danica Patrick

AVONDALE, AZ - NOVEMBER 09:  Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, prepares to drive during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2013 in Avondale, Arizona.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
AVONDALE, AZ – NOVEMBER 09: Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, prepares to drive during practice for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500 at Phoenix International Raceway on November 9, 2013 in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Danica Patrick made quite a splash when she first entered the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series full-time in 2013. In the first race as part of her full time schedule, Patrick made history as the first woman to score a pole as she won the pole for the season opening Daytona 500 last year. She would go on to finish eighth in the Daytona 500. It turned out to be her best, and only, top 10 finish of the season.

Patrick returns to Daytona to begin her sophomore Sprint Cup campaign. Thursday Patrick met with reporters at Daytona for her first interview of the year. MORE>>>

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Greg is a published award winning sportswriter who spent 23 years combined active and active reserve military service, much of that in and around the Special Operations community. Greg is the author of "The Nuts and Bolts of NASCAR: The Definitive Viewers' Guide to Big-Time Stock Car Auto Racing" and has been published in major publications across the country including the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He was also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the NASCAR Soul, published in 2010, and the Christmas edition in 2016. He wrote as the NASCAR, Formula 1, Auto Reviews and National Veterans Affairs Examiner for Examiner.com and has appeared on Fox News. He holds a BS degree in communications, a Masters degree in psychology and is currently a PhD candidate majoring in psychology. He is currently the weekend Motorsports Editor for Autoweek.