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Danica Dishes on Race (and Kissing) Strategy

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Everyone knows where Danica Patrick will start in Sunday's Daytona 500.

Where she will finish is the hot topic now.

Patrick made an appearance Tuesday on Pardon the Interruption and was told just 17 percent of Daytona 500 pole-winners make it to Victory Lane.

Responded Patrick: ''I'll take those odds."

The rookie Sprint Cup driver and her crew chief, Tony Gibson, have been busy decorating her hauler. Patrick, who is dating fellow rookie Ricky Stenhouse Jr., has been getting more exposure to the NASCAR scene and Southern way of life.

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