CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Danica Patrick emerged from her bright green No. 10 car Sunday night with a smile.
No, she didn't win. Not even close.
She finished five laps down in 30th in NASCAR's longest race, the Coca-Cola 600. That hardly mattered to Patrick, who completed her third Sprint Cup race without wrecking, another step in her stock car career.
Patrick says "this is still good experience for me and that's what this is all about."
Patrick says she got nostalgic earlier in the day watching the Indianapolis 500 on television and is considering running both races in the same day at some point.
For now, Patrick is done with Sprint Cup racing for a while. Her next race is Aug. 25 at Bristol.