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(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Danica Patrick said she's disappointed by the results in her first full Nationwide season. She believes the experience has prepared her for a full Sprint Cup schedule next year.
Patrick only has two top 10 finishes for JR Motorsports, but has had several other promising runs ruined by crashes and lousy luck. She was headed for a top five finish at Road America when she tangled with Jacques Villeneuve on the last lap, and also crashed a strong car at Daytona in July.
Then there was the time she ran over a shoe while leading at Montreal.
Patrick, who is running both series this weekend at Kansas, will drive a third Cup car for Stewart-Haas Racing next year. She's running a 10-race schedule for team owner Tony Stewart this year.
BEST OF MAXIM
END OF AN ERA?
Danica Patrick's future with Go Daddy could be in jeopardy due to the company's recent hiring of a new advertising agency.
Go Daddy has signed an outside agency to produce its two Super Bowl spots for the first time, and it remains to be seen if Danica Patrick will be part of the ads.
The company said Thursday it strongly supports the popular NASCAR driver, even if the ad campaign by Deutsch Inc. winds up not including Patrick.
Chief Marketing Officer Barb Rechterman tells The Associated Press that...
Danica Patrick readily admits her rookie season in NASCAR hasn’t exactly set the world afire. Making the transition from IndyCar to stock cars can be difficult for anyone, and she’s aware that her results haven’t exactly been stellar.
She was quoted in Auto Week:
“I feel like we’ve been overall much faster than what our results have showed and performed better in the race...
Danica Patrick is still Go Daddy's choice for the Super Bowl.
Quelling speculation that the NASCAR star would have less of a role in in the company's advertising, Go Daddy executive chairman and founder Bob Parsons announced Thursday that Patrick will appear in both of the website domain provider's commercials during the Super Bowl.
''It was always fairly understood...
Danica Patrick hoped to "coast" to a better finish on Saturday, but settled for 10th instead.
When a late-race caution extended the event by six laps, the game plan changed. No longer would her team's initial fuel-mileage strategy play out after Scott Lagasse Jr. and Hal Martin made contact in Turn 2 with two laps remaining in the advertised distance of the Kansas...
Trouble in practice, difficulty qualifying, late-race wrecks and even a shoe - yes, a shoe - that she ran over while leading has defined Danica Patrick's first full Nationwide season.
She has only two top-10s through the first 29 races for JR Motorsports, and has yet to crack the top 20 during the first seven races of an abbreviated Sprint Cup slate for Stewart-Haas Racing,...
Danica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, met with members of the media at Kansas Speedway and discussed how her season has gone and what she has learned, working with several crew chiefs, her expectations for next year and what she needs to do before the season starts and much more.
TALK ABOUT HOW THINGS HAVE GONE FOR YOU SO FAR HERE AT KANSAS. “Yeah, we started...
Danica Patrick's crew opted to change the engine on the No. 10 Go Daddy Chevrolet after the first Sprint Cup Series practice at Kansas Speedway on Friday afternoon.
Her best time of the 30 laps she ran during practice was 43rd fastest on the speed chart, 29.153 seconds (185.230 mph). By comparison, Greg Biffle posted the top time in the session, 28.226 seconds (191.313 mph)...
'Really good day' as Danica Patrick is 10th...
Ryan Newman and Danica Patrick will have new crew chiefs when the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Martinsville. The moves will become effective at Martinsville and continue for the 2013 season according to the team.Tony Gibson who had been the crew chief for Newman will shift to the No. 10 car driven by Danica Patrick. Matt Borland will become the crew chief for Newman in addition...
Tissot, a manufacturer of Swiss watches since 1853, will be featured as co-primary sponsor of the No. 7 Chevrolet this weekend at Kansas along with GoDaddy.com. Tissot has been a partner of JR Motorsports since 2010 and this marks its third race in as many years as co-primary sponsor of Danica Patrick and the No. 7.
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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. – With an eye on 2013, Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) is restructuring its team lineup beginning with the Oct. 26-28 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race weekend at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway.
Tony Gibson, currently the crew chief of the No. 39 U.S. Army/Quicken Loans team of driver Ryan Newman, will move to the No. 10 GoDaddy.com team of driver Danica Patrick. Gibson will...