Danica Patrick appeared with fellow NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and Justin Allgaier at Chicago’s Oak Street Beach a couple days ago.
The Roscoe, Illinois native left open wheel racing for stock car racing this year, and talked about some of the differences between the two, and the adjustment in general.
“Leaving IndyCar and the difference between being part time and full time, it just helps every weekend, I’m able to work on things more diligently, and then see improvements instead of having to wait a month to try something new,” Patrick said.
“I’ve always said that the tracks are so much different from IndyCar perspective to a NASCAR perspective. In IndyCar we’re able to run right along the bottom, and in NASCAR you have to more a traditional line, it’s not flat out like it was in those IndyCar days.”
Patrick said it’s made things more rewarding and more challenging.
“Every weekend, especially for me I’m knew, I’m working on something and I have a lot of b