The Kobalt Tools 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway will mark Danica Patrick's 13th career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series start and her first at Las Vegas.
The primary No. 10 car, chassis No. 10-751, was first used by Patrick in October 2012 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City when Patrick started 40th and finished 32nd after an accident ended her day after just 154 of 267 laps. Patrick then tested the car in January at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In March 2011, Patrick finished fourth in the Nationwide race at LVMS, the best finish by a woman in a NASCAR national stock-car series, topping a fifth-place run by Sarah Christian in a Sprint Cup race in 1949 at Heidelberg (Pa.) Raceway. Patrick finished 12th in the 2012 Nationwide Series race at the 1.5-mile oval.-True Speed Communication