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Where the Boys Were
LARS ANDERSON
July 22, 2013
After finishing 37th on Sunday at New Hampshire, Patrick dropped two spots to 27th in the standings through 19 races. She's not the first high-profile driver to struggle in a debut Cup season. Here's where some of NASCAR's current stars stood after 19 races of their first full-time seasons—as well as what they've done since.
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July 22, 2013

Where The Boys Were

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Driver Year Position Future
Kurt Busch 2001 22nd '04 Cup title
Greg Biffle 2003 20th Five Chase berths
Kyle Busch 2005 19th 26 Cup race wins
Joe Logano 2009 20th 21 career top fives
Brad Keselowski 2010 26th '12 Cup title

After finishing 37th on Sunday at New Hampshire, Patrick dropped two spots to 27th in the standings through 19 races. She's not the first high-profile driver to struggle in a debut Cup season. Here's where some of NASCAR's current stars stood after 19 races of their first full-time seasons—as well as what they've done since.

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