Danica 12th in ARCA qualifying

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For a few minutes, at least, it looked like Danica Patrick would be leading the field to the green flag in her Daytona debut.

Patrick briefly held pole position in qualifying for Saturday's ARCA series race, eventually slipping to 12th. The IndyCar star will make her stock car racing debut with James Buescher starting on the pole.

Patrick was tailed by a train of cameras and microphones in the garage - a level of media attention not usually seen in ARCA, a lesser-known racing series similar to NASCAR.

"Elvis show up or something?" quipped a rival team crew member.