Patrick aiming for different type goal at 'Dega

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 3, 2013 at 4:14 pm •  Published: May 3, 2013
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TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — Danica Patrick knows the importance of having the right equipment and aiming for the openings, however slender.

Works in NASCAR and IndyCar, and it's not a bad strategy for hockey either.

Patrick scored on her first try during a "Shoot the Puck" promotion at intermission of Tuesday night's first-round playoff game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Minnesota Wild.

Accessories do matter.

"I was wearing heels when I arrived to the Blackhawks game," Patrick said Friday at Talladega Superspeedway, where she qualified fourth for the Nationwide Series race. "At the last second I intelligently grabbed a pair of flats so I'm glad I did that.

"I didn't really understand what I was going to have to do out there. When I realized I was going to be like really trying to score and hit the puck into the goal I thought, you know what, I better give myself the best chance possible. I put those flats on and tried a couple of shots in the back just on concrete floor. They gave me some advice on how to hit it and luckily that very first one went in."



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