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Many Factors at Play Among Danica's Boo-Birds
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Danica Patrick is punching a new hole in an old glass ceiling. Before last weekend, never had a woman competing against the men at the Indianapolis 500 been booed so loudly.

She complained bitterly about her car setup last Saturday after a bad qualifying run. Since then, the debate about the jeering reaction from the stands has taken on a life of its own.

Was Patrick out of line by throwing her race team under the bus when she complained? And would the boos have rained down if a man had made the same complaints?

Patrick will be placed 23rd in the starting grid come Sunday -- an underdog who concedes she doesn't know how the fans will react if she picks her way through and comes out with a win.

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