Sunday’s race was a struggle from the beginning for the fourth-year SHR driver. Starting 25th, Patrick failed to make up any meaningful ground in the race’s early laps as she battled handling issues on her Chevrolet.
Running 21st with five laps to go, Patrick moved up a spot in the final finishing order after taking a wave-around when the caution flag waved for an incident involving Ryan Newman and set up a green-white-checkered finish.
Several cars made contact and wrecked when the race restarted, but Patrick managed to steer clear of trouble.
"I can’t believe we made it through there at the end. I think I missed about three spins," she said. "The Aspen Dental team did a great job on pit road today. The team did a good job with the adjustments.
"We were hitting the adjustments we needed, and they helped make the car more consistent."
Patrick moved from 34th to 29th in the standings with Sunday’s finish.