Danica Patrick Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After a stirring duel for the win in the spring 2012 race at Kansas Speedway, the track underwent a massive reconfiguration that was completed by the time the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returned to the track in October. With the facelift, the track turned from a tame 1.5 miler to a treacherous beast that did its best to chew up and spit out as many race cars as possible in its opening weekend. Mark Martin and Aric Almirola would be the two cars to getRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer INDIANAPOLIS — With the beginning of the Month of May comes rookie orientation for the four that will attempt to qualify for the 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 27th and the accompanying veteran refresher tests for those attempting to qualify at Indianapolis that don’t compete full time in the Verizon IndyCar Series. Rookie orientation consists of three speed phases with 10 laps between 205-210 mph, 15 laps between 210-215 mph and another 15 laps above 215 mph. The laps do not have toRead More
By Christopher DeHarde, Staff Writer ST. PETERSBURG, Florida — Oriol Servia is now entered in the Indianapolis 500. In a new partnership between Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship team Scuderia Corsa, Servia will attempt to qualify the No. 64 Honda in what could be his 10th Indianapolis 500. “It is an honor to compete at the Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” said Scuderia Corsa team owner Giacomo Mattioli in a team release. “To be a part of this great racing heritage and tradition is something I alwaysRead More
By Aaron Bearden, Contributing Writer The details for the final leg of the Danica Double have been revealed. Ed Carpenter Racing announced on Wednesday that Danica Patrick will compete for the organization in May’s 102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500, confirming the news Patrick herself let slip during February’s Daytona 500 Media Tour. Patrick will pilot the No. 13 Chevrolet, running with the familiar green livery of longtime sponsor GoDaddy. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity – to be the team to power Danica in her final race, and to doRead More
By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief With the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season rapidly approaching, Motorsports Tribune is previewing each of the teams competing on the tour. The site’s IndyCar staff will break each team down, laying out their results from the previous season while previewing the year to come for the organization and their driver(s).  Team: Ed Carpenter Racing Drivers: Spencer Pigot, Jordan King, Ed Carpenter What Happened Last Year: Simply put, the 2017 season was one with a heavy dose of growing pains. It was the first year without Josef Newgarden, who leftRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The first part of the “Danica Double” didn’t quite go to plan in Sunday’s Daytona 500. Making her final NASCAR start, Danica Patrick gave herself a fighting chance to try and win the Great American Race, but the roulette wheel that is restrictor plate racing, just didn’t fall her way as she got caught up in a crash on lap 101. After starting 28th, Patrick was biding her time as she worked her way forward in the pack, but when thingsRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — In the final practice session ahead of Sunday’s 60th running of the Daytona 500, Darrell Wallace, Jr. took his No. 43 Chevrolet to the top of the board, posting the fastest time in the final hour of preparation before the Great American Race. Wallace turned in a time of 45.696 seconds, 196.954 mph, followed by Daniel Suarez, who was fastest in the two practice sessions on Friday, in second. With Richard Petty Motorsports’ new alliance with Richard Childress Racing and ChevroletRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer As part of an alliance with Premium Motorsports, Rick Ware Racing announced Friday it will field the No. 51 Chevrolet with Justin Marks as their driver for the 60th running of the Daytona 500 on February 18. Marks’ car will be sponsored by Harry’s Shaving Products, with long-time sponsor Katerra as his associate. The No. 51 team will be powered by Earnhardt Childress Engines, the same engine supplier Premium Motorsports’ No. 7 Chevrolet, driven by Danica Patrick, will have in the Great American Race. Ware’s entryRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Premium Motorsports acquired its biggest asset in team history Monday. Danica Patrick will pilot the No. 7 GoDaddy Chevrolet for her final Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start in the 60th Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 18. The Jay Robinson owned operation went all in on making their 500 effort its best yet with Richard Childress Racing supplying ECR Engines for Robinson and pairing Patrick with Tony Eury, Jr. as her crew chief. Danica won’t have to worry about racing her wayRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor One piece of the “Danica Double” has now fallen into place as Patrick announced on Monday that she would be running the Daytona 500 with Premium Motorsports. Patrick first entered NASCAR driving a No. 7 GoDaddy sponsored Chevrolet back in 2010 and that’s exactly how she’ll finish out her NASCAR career, by piloting the same car number, make, and sponsor as her early days in the sport. Tony Eury, Jr., who served as her crew chief in the NASCAR Xfinity Series from 2010 to 2012Read More