Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 9/29/12
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Danica Patrick appears set to work with Ryan Newman's crew for her fulltime Sprint Cup ride in 2013. Stewart-Haas Racing would like to ease Patrick's transition by letting her work with crew chief Tony Gibson and his team. Newman, who drives the No. 39 for SHR, would then be in the market for a new crew chief. ''I'm just kind of looking at what's best for her, surrounding her with the best people we can that are upbeat and positive,'' said Greg Zipadelli, Stewart-Haas Racing competition director and race strategist for Patrick. Zipadelli said Saturday that all options are being considered and a decision could be made in the next week or two. But the move is all but official. He's been talking to crew chief candidates for 2013 that would likely work with Newman. Zipadelli said Gibson's experience and upbeat approach make him a great fit for Patrick, who is 11th in the points standings in her first full season driving for JR Motorsports in the Nationwide Series. She ran a limited ...
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