GoDaddy.com will end its sponsorship of the No. 10 car and Danica Patrick at the end of 2015, according to USA Today, despite a record-setting season that made the decision difficult.
Danica Patrick struggled most of Friday afternoon on a track type that has been kind to her in the last two starts. She earned back-to-back top-10s at Martinsville Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway, but will need to adjust her Chevrolet all night to collect a third straight triumph at Richmond International Raceway.
Danica Patrick earned her sixth career Sprint Cup top-10 at Bristol and became the most prolific female driver in NASCAR history in that regard. She finished ninth in the Food City 500.
Danica Patrick needs to avoid trouble if she wants to earn her first Bristol top-15. In five previous starts, she has sustained damage in four events and has a best result of 18th.
Danica Patrick has finished on the same lap as the leaders in six of her last eight attempts as well as 19 of the last 30 races. Her ability to stay on the lead lap was much less pronounced in the 30 races that preceded this streak; she finished on the lead lap only eight times.
Danica Patrick earned her first top-10 of the season at Martinsville with a seventh and she actually flirted with the top five for a while at the end of the STP 500.
Danica Patrick earned the fifth top-10 of her career and came within one position of matching her best-ever finish when she crossed under the checkers seventh for the STP 500.
Danica Patrick scored her second-best Martinsville start in Friday’s qualification session. She will roll off the grid 16th for Sunday’s STP 500.
Danica Patrick enters the Auto Club 400 with a four-race, top-20 streak on two-mile tracks. She finished 14th in last year’s edition of this race.
Danica Patrick has been star crossed at Phoenix since she first showed up at this track as a pre-rookie in 2012. In that race, she was wrecked on the final lap but still finished 17th. She also sustained crash damage in the next three attempts.
If the past two years are any indication, Danica Patrick should finish in the top 20 this weekend at Las Vegas. Her previous two attempts ended in results that were slightly better than her qualification.
Danica Patrick returns to the track where she recorded a career-best finish last year. After starting 27th in the Oral-B USA 500, she fell off the lead lap for a time, but managed to get her car right in the closing laps and finish sixth.
TaxACT, the critically-acclaimed leader of affordable tax preparation solutions, has partnered with Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) to sponsor the No. 10 team and driver Danica Patrick in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
Danica Patrick was the fastest non-Chase contender in the final practice session for the Sylvania 300. Her top speed of 134.944 mph was 9/100ths of a second slower than Jeff Gordon and eighth overall.