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Patrick continues to split her time between IndyCar and Nascar's Nationwide Series. Her fourth place finish in the Sam's Town 300 in March was the highest finish ever by a woman in a Nascar race. Rumors are swirling that Patrick will race full-time in Nascar in 2011.
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