Danica Patrick finishes career best seventh at Kansas

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Danica Patrick had perhaps the best run of her NASCAR career on Saturday night at Kansas Speedway.

Patrick began the 5-Hour Energy 400 in the ninth position. She would spend much of the night inside the top ten and with 95 laps left in the 267 lap race she passed both Dale Earnhardt Jr. and Tony Stewart to move into the third spot. After teammate Kurt Busch spun to bring out the sixth caution of the night Patrick was shuffled to seventh following pit stops.

In the end Patrick managed to finish a career best seventh at the 1.5-mile track located in Kansas City, KS.

Entering Kansas the second-year Patrick had made 55 starts at the Sprint Cup level with a best finish of eighth in the 2013 Daytona 500, a race in which she sat on the pole.