Team Rahal's Danica Patrick posted her fifth straight top-five result with a strong fourth place finish at the historic Milwaukee Mile in Saturday night's Toyota Atlantic race and is now just four points off the series points lead.

The fourth place finish allowed Patrick to maintain second place in the Atlantic championship. She trails Ronnie Bremer by four points after three races. Bremer who finished second leapfrogged Patrick and took over the championship lead from Ryan Dalziel who spun out on lap 65.

"There was a pretty good flow to the race today," said Patrick. "We had a yellow at the start and one at the end, but pretty much we just went straight through. I thought I was in a good position to get by [Andrew] Ranger a couple of times and even though I had runs on him I just couldn't make it happen.

"Mid-way through the race I thought he was struggling and that I might have a chance to get him, but in the end I didn't want to make the same mistake as last year when I almost hit the wall. I made some changes to balance the car, but I lost a little in the corner. This wasn't our best weekend. I wouldn't say we were even as good as we were at Long Beach and Monterrey, but we did bring the Argent car home in fourth and that keeps us second in the championship. We were just a little bit off all weekend, but when you look at the result it was a forward moving weekend."

 

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