INDIANAPOLIS-- Danicamania has returned to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
A week after fans booed the popular driver, track security had to turn folks away from a Danica Patrick autograph session at the track Saturday.
Fans turned on Patrick after she blamed a poor qualifying run on her crew and the car's setup during an interview that was broadcast over the track's public address system.
On Saturday, however, there were plenty of fans who wanted a chance to meet her. She had one of the longest lines, rivaled only by defending Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves. In fact, lines for the two most popular IndyCar drivers were so long that security cut them off well before the autograph session's 9 a.m. start time.
And when Patrick was introduced during the drivers' meeting, the cheers for her were among the loudest.