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NASCAR's Danica Patrick: Performance 'going in the right direction'
NASCAR's Danica Patrick: Performance 'going in the right direction'

NASCAR's Danica Patrick is a middling 28th in the point standings -- the same spot she held seven months ago -- but to hear her tell it, she's getting better. "It's all going in the right direction," Patrick said Wednesday in a telephone interview from New York, where she unveiled a pink race car she'll drive this month to promote breast cancer awareness. "Things have definitely improved this year, especially in the areas I wanted, with qualifying and restarts, which have been going much, much better," she said. This is Patrick's second full year in NASCAR's elite Sprint Cup Series; she finished 27th in the title standings in her rookie...

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