Patrick will become the third woman to start at the Daytona 500, joining Janet Guthrie. Patrick's Chevrolet Impala
was spewing water before she completed her second lap at an average speed of 191.738 mph, though by and large, she was satisfied with her first Cup qualifying effort. "It felt fine," she said. "It got a little hot on the water at the end, but other than that -- some water blowing out of the car - but everybody did a good job. It's nice to be fast, but anything can happen on Sunday. Any given Sunday, as they call it, right?"