Great Race for Team Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Firestone 200 Saturday night at Nashville Superspeedway Danica Patrick equaled her best IndyCar® Series finish of fourth and rookie Jeff Simmons posted his top IndyCar Series finish of seventh as Rahal Letterman Racing posted one of its strongest outings of the 2006 IndyCar Series season.

According to a news release from EPIC, Patrick overcame a whirlwind week of media scrutiny with a stellar run matching her best IndyCar Series result. Starting tenth, Patrick moved through the field and ran as high as second en route to posting her top finish of the season. Jeff Simmons started 15th in the No. 17 Team Ethanol Honda/Dallara/Firestone machine but ran his best race of the season and finished seventh. In Simmons topping his career best IndyCar Series finish (tenth) from Kansas, Simmons has posted back-to-back top-ten results.

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