Danica Patrick, Stewart-Haas Racing
Mon, 07 Jul 2014 20:16:43 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick finished eighth at the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway Sunday, July 6, equaling her best career Sprint Cup Series showing. She managed to miss two huge wrecks, including one which collected more than half the field. It was her second Top 10 of the season.
Sat, 07 Jun 2014 20:36:37 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Kurt Busch posted the second fastest lap time in practice Saturday, June 7, at Pocono Raceway at 175.545 mph, while teammate and owner Tony Stewart was fourth-fastest at 175.370 mph. Even Danica Patrick was fast, posting the 11th-fastest lap speed at 174.206 mph.
Fantasy Tip: The SHR cars looked fast Saturday, and might be each be fantastic fantasy options. Harvick has never won at Pocono in his career, but he does have tremendous 14.1 Average Finish Position in 26 career starts at the Tricky Triangle. Busch has two wins at Long Pond, and he has managed 16 Top 20 finishes in 25 career starts.
Tue, 13 May 2014 20:02:51 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick turned in a career-best seventh-place finish at Kansas Speedway, and she has started to show some improvement in her second season at the Sprint Cup level. Patrick has had three Top 10 starts this season, and she has improved her 2013 finishes in eight of the 11 races this season. She only had two finishes better than 25th last year at this point, and she has had six finishes better than 25th this year.
Sat, 10 May 2014 21:11:10 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick posted a seventh-place finish at Kansas Speedway Saturday, May 10, by far her best finish of the season and tops for her Sprint Cup Series career. Her previous best this season was a 14th-place showing at Auto Club Speedway.
Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:01:25 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick and Joe Gibbs Racing driver Kyle Busch both crashed in Sprint Cup practice at Bristol Motor Speedway Friday, March 14, and four drivers will have to go to backup cars for the race Sunday, March 16.
Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:11:40 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing drivers Danica Patrick and Tony Stewart and Phoenix Racing driver Bobby Labonte all blew their engines during practice for the Daytona 500 Saturday, Feb. 15. "It's just a motor. If it was getting ready for the race you would be a little more concerned," Stewart said. "It's just for qualifying. They pay the big check a week from tomorrow, not tomorrow." All three engines were from Hendrick Motorsports, and all three teams will now be forced to start from the back of the field for the race.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:34:51 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick is set to make her second Nationwide Series appearance at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday, May 4. She will drive for Turner Motorsports.
Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:00:46 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick said she has no desire to drive in Formula One racing. "I always said unless it would be something I would want to do for real, as in race a Formula One car, I don't see any point in testing it. It's a lot of work to get fitted in a car comfortable enough to be able to go drive it," Patrick said.
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 11:23:57 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick (neck, head) said she has a sore neck and head after an incident at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Thursday, March 7, when a rock hit her in the head. "I feel like I got a concussion last night when I got with a rock at the (Las Vegas Motor Speedway) dirt track," Patrick said. "It's really sore. It hit me straight in the head and I went to the ground. Good thing I had a hat on or I feel there would have been blood." Patrick was evaluated Thursday.
Mon, 04 Mar 2013 09:24:43 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick was uninjured after her vicious crash in the Sprint Cup Series race at Phoenix International Raceway Sunday, March 3. She ended up finishing in 39th place.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 09:05:39 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick became the first woman driver to lead a lap and was the highest female finisher at the Daytona 500 Sunday, Feb. 24. She led five laps in the race and finished eighth.
Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:54:21 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick's lack of weight compared to the other Sprint Cup drivers is unlikely to give her an advantage in the series. According to the NASCAR rule book, drivers who weigh less than 180 pounds have to add 10 pounds to their car for every 10 pounds down to 140. The maximum penalty would be 40 pounds. Patrick is weighing in at 110 pounds currently. "There's two thought processes," series director John Darby said when asked whether a lighter driver could have an advantage. "One is the heavier driver will help compress the springs more and help pull the car down out of the air."
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 09:33:26 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick became the first ever woman to win the pole position for a Sprint Cup Series race by qualifying first for the Daytona 500 over the weekend.
Thu, 14 Feb 2013 09:12:05 -0800
Turner Motorsports announced Thursday, Feb. 14, that driver Danica Patrick will drive for the team in the Feb. 23 Nationwide Series opener at Daytona International Speedway. GoDaddy.com will be the primary sponsor for the No. 34 Chevrolet that she will drive.
Wed, 02 Jan 2013 08:39:41 -0800
Turner Motorsports announced Wednesday, Jan. 2, that driver Danica Patrick will drive for the team in 10 Nationwide Series races next year, according to sources. She'll start the season Feb. 23 at Daytona International Speedway.
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 08:55:17 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick will not race in the Indianapolis 500 next season.
Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:30:12 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing announced that crew chief Tony Gibson, the crew chief for driver Ryan Newman, will move to work with driver Danica Patrick in the No. 10 Chevrolet for the final two Sprint Cup races of the season. Matt Borland, the vice president of competition, will become Newman's crew chief in the No. 39 Chevy starting next weekend at Martinsville.
Wed, 03 Oct 2012 08:59:25 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing announced Wednesday, Oct. 3, that Quicken Loans has been added as a sponsor for driver Ryan Newman for 18 races next season in the Sprint Cup Series. The team is also working on a sponsorship deal Bass Pro Shops to replace some of the 22 races left open for driver Tony Stewart after Office Depot leaves this season. Newman could also have a new crew chief next year, with crew chief Tony Gibson and the No. 39 crew moving to help out with driver Danica Patrick in her first full-time ride in the Cup Series.
Mon, 01 Oct 2012 09:27:04 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick is scheduled to work with crew chief Tony Gibson and the rest of driver Ryan Newman's pit crew as she moves to a full-time Sprint Cup ride next season. "She needs a team that is really solid," Gibson said. "We've been together 11 years. We've been through Michael Waltrip, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Mark Martin, Regan Smith and Aric Almirola. No matter what, this team sticks together and we're a solid group of guys." Patrick's best finish in the Cup Series this year was 25th at Chicagoland.
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 08:52:31 -0700
JR Motorsports announced Tuesday, Sept. 18, that crew chief Tony Eury Jr., the crew chief for driver Danica Patrick in the Nationwide Series, is being replaced. Crew chief Ryan Pemberton will move to the No. 7 GoDaddy.com team. Patrick is 11th in points in the series after her 12th place finish at Chicagoland Speedway last weekend.
Fri, 07 Sep 2012 16:29:56 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick is trying to find a way to take part in the Indianapolis 500 next season if she can find a competitive car. With a full Sprint Cup schedule for next season, Patrick is slated to run in the Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway the same day as the Indy 500.
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:47:10 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart is denying rumors that crew chief Greg Zipadelli will become his new crew chief for the Sprint Cup Series next year. Stewart and Zipadelli won two Cup titles with Joe Gibbs Racing. Zipadelli is the crew chief for driver Danica Patrick in 10 Cup races this year.
Mon, 30 Jul 2012 09:37:19 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick has expressed interest in a limited Nationwide Series schedule for JR Motorsports next season as she moves to a full time gig in the Sprint Cup Series with SHR. Patrick would likely split time in a car with driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. if a deal can be reached. Driver Cole Whitt will drive the No. 88 car full time in the Nationwide Series.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 09:46:33 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick said there is a 50-50 chance that she'll return for one race in the Indy 500 next year.
Mon, 16 Jul 2012 08:27:35 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick will race in the Sprint Cup event at Kansas Speedway Oct. 21. Patrick is expected to drive full time in the Cup Series next season. She has competed at Kansas six times in the IndyCar Series and finished 15th there in her only Nationwide appearance at the track.
Fri, 11 May 2012 09:01:32 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick will have a new spotter for the Sprint Cup race at Darlington Raceway this weekend in Tab Boyd. Boyd is replacing Mark Robertson for her second Cup start of the year.
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 16:46:12 -0800
Hendrick Motorsports driver Jimmie Johnson crashed on the second lap of the Daytona 500 Monday, Feb. 27, ending his night early. Driver Trevor Bayne, whose car also sustained heavy damage, and driver Danica Patrick were also involved in the crash, among others.
Mon, 27 Feb 2012 09:20:03 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick crashed and finished 38th in the Nationwide Series race at Daytona International Raceway Saturday, Feb. 25, after starting the race from the pole position.
Thu, 23 Feb 2012 12:57:19 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Tony Stewart won the first Gatorade Duel Thursday, Feb. 23, the first qualifying race for the Daytona 500 this weekend. He held off Hendrick Motorsports driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. Driver Danica Patrick crashed after being hit by driver Aric Almirola. Drivers Michael McDowell and Robby Gordon raced their way into the Daytona 500.
Wed, 01 Feb 2012 08:53:31 -0800
Updating a previous report, Stewart-Haas Racing and Tommy Baldwin Racing finalized an alliance Wednesday, Feb. 1, that will lock driver Danica Patrick into the field for the Daytona 500 this year. The No. 10 car will be locked into the entire Sprint Cup schedule this season. Patrick will also be racing in the first five events of the year. TBR driver Dave Blaney will now have to qualify for the Daytona 500.
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 08:33:51 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing is working on an alliance with Tommy Baldwin Racing that would lock driver Danica Patrick into the Daytona 500 and keep her in the No. 10 car for a good chunk of the 2012 Sprint Cup schedule, according to sources. Patrick is only scheduled for 10 Cup races while racing full time in the Nationwide Series. Tommy Baldwin Racing driver David Reutimann would drive the No. 10 car in as many of the remaining 26 races as possible.
Mon, 23 Jan 2012 09:20:00 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick will be skipping the Indianapolis 500 to compete in the Sprint Cup race at Charlotte Motor Speedway this year.
Fri, 16 Dec 2011 08:57:35 -0800
Former Joe Gibbs Racing crew chief Greg Zipadelli will join Stewart-Haas Racing as the competition director for driver Tony Stewart. Zipadelli will oversee driver Danica Patrick's team on a part-time basis as she debuts in the Sprint Cup Series next year.
Mon, 07 Nov 2011 08:46:56 -0800
Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick, who will race in 10 Sprint Cup events next year, will make her debut in the season-opening Daytona 500. She will also compete at Darlington May 12, Bristol Aug. 25, Atlanta Sept. 2, Chicagoland Sept. 16, Dover Sept. 30, Texas Nov. 4 and Phoenix Nov. 11. Two other races have yet to be announced.
Mon, 17 Oct 2011 08:56:00 -0700
Crew chief Tony Eury Jr. will serve as the crew chief for JR Motorsports driver Danica Patrick in the Nationwide Series next year but not in her limited work in the Sprint Cup series with Stewart-Haas Racing. It is unknown who will serve as Patrick's crew chief for her 10 Cup races next year.
Fri, 09 Sep 2011 08:31:42 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver/owner Tony Stewart anticipates driver Danica Patrick making her Sprint Cup debut next season with eight to 10 races with an emphasis on learning. Stewart would like to have her race in the Daytona 500, but he is unsure if that will happen.
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 09:52:56 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing driver and owner Tony Stewart is looking for a driver to split the 2012 Sprint Cup schedule with Danica Patrick, who is making the move to Sprint Cup racing. Patrick will drive eight to 10 Cup races. Hendrick Motorsports driver Mark Martin is an option.
Mon, 29 Aug 2011 09:51:32 -0700
Robby Gordon Motorsports driver Robby Gordon won't give up his No. 7 to Danica Patrick next season. Patrick would like to keep her No. 7 she has had throughout her racing career.
Wed, 17 Aug 2011 12:40:18 -0700
JR Motorsports driver Danica Patrick is expected to announce her plans next week to run a full-time Nationwide Series schedule and partial Sprint Cup scheduled next season. She will drive the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet in the Nationwide Series. She will race in select Cup events with Stewart-Haas Racing with the intent to run a full Cup scheduled beginning in 2013.
Tue, 02 Aug 2011 08:53:15 -0700
JR Motorsports driver Danica Patrick is finalizing deals with JR Motorsports for a full Nationwide Series schedule and Stewart-Haas Racing for a partial Sprint Cup schedule.
Thu, 26 May 2011 09:45:34 -0700
Stewart-Haas Racing owner/driver Tony Stewart said he is interested in signing JR Motorsports driver Danica Patrick to his team if she makes the full-time move to NASCAR and the Sprint Cup Series.
Wed, 25 May 2011 08:55:09 -0700
JR Motorsports driver Danica Patrick is eyeing a full-time move to NASCAR in 2012. She is hoping to finalize a contract soon that would have her entered full time in the Nationwide Series next year. She would also participate in a few Sprint Cup events in 2012 before going full time in the Cup Series in 2013.
Wed, 09 Feb 2011 09:28:14 -0800
JR Motorsports driver Danica Patrick is scheduled to run in 12 Nationwide Series races this year, according to ESPN.com. She will also compete full time in the IndyCar Series. Patrick will compete in the first four Nationwide races at Daytona (Feb. 19), Phoenix (Feb. 26), Las Vegas (March 5) and Bristol (March 19).
Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:35:17 -0800
Richard Petty Motorsports could target driver Danica Patrick for a Sprint Cup ride in 2012, according to FOXSports.com. Richard Childress Racing driver Clint Bowyer could be another option to join the team.
Fri, 15 Oct 2010 11:50:59 -0700
JR Motorsports driver Danica Patrick has committed to the first four NASCAR Nationwide Series races next season, according to The Associated Press. The rest of her 2011 scheduled is undetermined, but the team hopes to have her in up to 14 races. Patrick is committed to racing at Daytona, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Bristol.
Fri, 20 Aug 2010 10:31:55 -0700
JR Motorsports driver Danica Patrick expects to race in the Nationwide Series again next year, according to The Associated Press.
Mon, 28 Jun 2010 07:28:41 -0700
JR Motorsports driver Danica Patrick finished 30th in her return to the NASCAR Nationwide Series at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday, June 26, according to The Associated Press.
Fri, 04 Jun 2010 12:17:04 -0700
JR Motorsports driver Danica Patrick will make her return to the NASCAR Nationwide Series in three weeks at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, according to The Associated Press.
Mon, 01 Mar 2010 10:06:43 -0800
The Associated Press reports JR Motorsports driver Danica Patrick finished 36th in the Nationwide Series race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway Saturday, Feb. 27, her last NASCAR race before she takes a four-month hiatus to return to IndyCar racing.
Mon, 22 Feb 2010 10:02:46 -0800
The Associated Press reports JR Motorsports driver Danica Patrick finished 31st in her second Nationwide Series race at Auto Club Speedway Saturday, Feb. 20.