DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - For a few minutes, at least, it
looked like Danica Patrick would be leading the field to the green
flag in her Daytona debut.
Patrick briefly held pole position in qualifying for Saturday's
ARCA series race, eventually slipping to 12th. The IndyCar star
will make her stock car racing debut with James Buescher starting
on the pole.
Patrick was tailed by a train of cameras and microphones in the
garage -- a level of media attention not usually seen in ARCA, a
lesser-known racing series similar to NASCAR.
"Elvis show up or something?" quipped a rival team crew