Saturday, November 5, 2011

Danica Patrick Is Ready For The 2012 NASCAR Season

On August 25th via live video conference on NASCAR.COM, Danica ended months of Speculation after announcing her 2012 plans. Danica made it official that she will move to the NASCAR Nationwide Series full-time in 2012, and also run a partial Sprint Cup schedule for Stewart- Hass Racing. During the live conference, Danica Patrick and Go Daddy.COM founder Bob Parson signed the last document to make it official for her to race in the Nationwide Series full time. Danica will have sponsorship from Go Daddy.COM with JR Motor Sports in the Nationwide Series and Stewart-Haas Racing in the Sprint Cup Series. She will race the #7 Go Chevrolet for JR Motor Sports in the Nationwide Series full time next season.

On November 4th at Texas Motor Speedway, Danica Patrick and Stewart- Hass Racing revealed her 2012 part time Sprint Cup Schedule and what her Sprint Cup Series Car will look like. Danica Patrick will make her Sprint Cup Series debut at the 2012 Daytona 500.Patrick will race a N0.10 Sprint Cup Chevrolet, bearing the number she first used in Karting, during Daytona’s Speed weeks, where she currently will need to qualify on time. Patrick is not guaranteed a spot in the 500, though it's likely she'll be in the field. She could make the race on speed during qualifying or race her way in during the Gatorade Duel at Daytona. Stewart could also transfer his 2011 points to Patrick's entry. Stewart, who is second in the Sprint Cup points standings this season, can move his points to Patrick next season and still rely on his past champion provisional to make the 500.
"If we need to qualify, we'll qualify," Patrick said. "I have a lot of faith in the team. That's why I chose them.
"This is a really good team," she said. "Tony's running for the championship these last three races. I don't have any doubt we will be fast enough."
Patrick's other announced Cup race dates include Darlington on Mother's Day weekend, plus the late summer/fall races at Bristol, Atlanta, Chicagoland, Dover, Texas and Phoenix.
Patrick has no crew chief at this point, and Stewart said the team is looking for another driver and sponsor to give the No. 10 entry more starts.
"We're trying to find the right fit," Stewart said of the crew chief search. "It's very much a marriage. It's finding the right personalities to work together."
Patrick will test at Daytona during Preseason Thunder in January and may turn laps Nov. 15 on DIS during a one-day test for the 2012 fuel injection system.
To Danica Patrick: Good luck in the Nationwide Series full time and the Sprint Cup Series part time in 2012! All of your fans wish you the best of luck in your NASCAR career.

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