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Can Danica Patrick win the Daytona 500?

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — When she was racing go-karts on the tracks near her home in Roscoe, Ill., Danica Patrick was taught that she was capable of being the fastest driver, not just the fastest girl.

“That was instilled in me when I was very young, from the beginning,’’ she said.

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