Consistency would have to be more than one. In 29 starts in the past two years, Patrick has just one top-five finish and four top-10s.

She enters Sundayís STP 300 ranked ninth in the standings and is a 30-1 shot to win, yet thereís little doubt whoís the main draw.

Forget that defending series champion Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is third in the standings with three wins. Forget that 15-year veteran Elliott Sadler and his rookie teammate Austin Dillon are separated by only three points at the top of the table.