Danica Patrick Tag

By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor When Danica Patrick wraps up her racing career with the Daytona 500/Indianapolis 500 double this year, she will be doing so in familiar colors. GoDaddy, which sponsored Patrick for her first six seasons in NASCAR and her last two in IndyCar, announced on Thursday that they would be returning to sponsor her again in her final two races. “This is definitely the way I want to finish my racing career — at these two iconic races, backed by my iconic, long-time sponsor,” said Patrick. “GoDaddyRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer It was 25 years ago when NASCAR saw a changing of the guard, and today will be no different. ‘The King,’ Richard Petty ran his final race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Hooters 500, and a young Jeff Gordon made his debut. After an epic battle for the Championship, Bill Elliott won the race and Alan Kulwicki became one of the last owner-drivers to win the then-Winston Cup Series Championship. This is something that I am calling “The ’92 Effect.” Like the 1992 season,Read More
By Michael Guzman Homestead, FL — Denny Hamlin nabbed the pole for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, topping fellow Toyota driver Martin Truex Jr. after time expired in Friday night’s final session. Truex Jr. topped all four drivers competing for a title and will start Sunday’s race from the second position. Kyle Busch qualified third and has been chasing Truex Jr. Friday for bragging rights as the class of the field thus far. Brad Keselowski narrowly made it to the final round of knockout qualifying, but posted theRead More
Prolific Driver to Close Her Career with the 2018 Daytona 500 and Indy 500 By Michael Guzman, Contributing Writer Homestead, FL – Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick confirmed her retirement from full-time racing Friday afternoon at Homestead-Miami Speedway, citing sponsor issues as the deciding factor in a decision that had been speculated since earlier this season. Following an emotional announcement, the veteran Patrick stated her plans for 2018 are to run the Daytona 500 and likely close her career at the Indianapolis 500 in May. Patrick has not named aRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor With Silly Season in full force, another domino fell on Tuesday as Danica Patrick announced that she will not be returning to the driver’s seat of the No. 10 Ford and Stewart-Haas Racing in 2018. Patrick’s contract with SHR went through 2018, but was contingent on her having sponsorship to be able to continue with the team. As the weeks and months have gone along, it became more and more likely that sponsorship opportunities were not lining up for Patrick and her future with SHRRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona provided action and excitement from beginning to end, culminating in Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. scoring his second win of the season. Along with Stenhouse’s win, there were some other storylines leaving the World Center of Racing. Making Mississippi Proud With his second win of the season and second in as many restrictor plate races, Stenhouse becomes the fifth driver to obtain multiple wins this season, giving himself some added insurance for the playoffs. While some might have listed DaleRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor Sunday’s Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway marked the first road course of the season for the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the 1.990-mile track located north of San Francisco certainly did not disappoint. Leaving Sonoma, here are five of the top storylines of the day. Harvick Checks Another Track off the List Starting the season, Kevin Harvick had just four tracks that he had not yet won at: Kentucky, Pocono, Sonoma, and Texas. After Sunday’s race, Harvick took that list down to three,Read More
By: Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service DOVER, Del. – The man who once made his parents stop at Hardee’s because he thought it was Cale Yarborough’s race shop pulled even with his childhood hero in Sunday’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway. Getting the jump on Kyle Larson on an overtime restart at the Monster Mile, Johnson crossed the overtime line on the backstretch moments before a multi-car wreck brought out the 15th caution of the race and froze the field with Johnson in the lead and aRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Writer The past two seasons have been a struggle for Stewart Haas Racing’s Danica Patrick. The last time she scored a Top 10 finish in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series was the Spring race at Bristol in 2015. After showing some speed in recent races, Patrick was looking to turn her luck around in the AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway. In the first practice, it was clear that Patrick’s No. 10 Aspen Dental team was still looking for speed after endingRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor In a reversal of the sponsorship upheaval at the start of the 2017 season between Stewart-Haas Racing and Nature’s Bakery, the organization announced on Friday that the health food company, which had served as primary sponsor for Danica Patrick in 2016, would return as a sponsor for both Patrick and Clint Bowyer for four races later this season. The four races that Nature’s Bakery will serve as sponsor will be announced at a later date. After their logos were plastered on Patrick’s car throughout theRead More