Danica Patrick has qualified in the 12th spot for Saturday’s ARCA series opener at Daytona. One of several open wheel veterans in the field, Patrick is joined by former Renault Formula 1 driver Nelson Piquet Jr., who is starting in the seventh postion, and IRL nemesis Milka Duno, starting in 31st.
Patrick, the highest qualifying female driver, is one of six women in Saturday’s field. Alli Owens starts from the 19th spot, Lielani Munter from the 25th spot, Jill George from the 38th spot, Jennifer Jo Cobb from the 42nd spot and Milka Duno from 31st.
James Buescher has the pole and Mikey Kile is second. The race will air tomorrow at 4:30 Eastern on Speed TV.