Driver Danica Patrick smiles during a news conference for the NASCAR Nationwide 5-Hour Energy 250 auto race at Gateway International Raceway Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, in Madison, Ill. (AP Photo/The Belleville News-Democrat, Tim Vizer)

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Driver Danica Patrick smiles during a news conference for the NASCAR Nationwide 5-Hour Energy 250 auto race at Gateway International Raceway Friday, Oct. 22, 2010, in Madison, Ill. (AP Photo/The Belleville News-Democrat, Tim Vizer)