The last time Danica Patrick competed in a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, Memorial Day weekend was in full swing and kids around the United States were preparing for the annual summer break from school.
Now entering late August, kids are heading back to the classroom and Patrick is heading back to Sprint Cup competition as her “summer break” from NASCAR’s top series is over. She’ll return to the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for Saturday’s Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway.
It will mark Patrick’s fourth career Sprint Cup race and her first since the Coca-Cola 600 in May at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, where she started 40th and finished 30th after completing 395 of 400 laps.
Patrick will compete in seven of the final 13 Sprint Cup events in preparation for a full-time Sprint Cup schedule in 2013. And while she and the GoDaddy.com Chevrolet team will look to achieve the best possible results, it’s what they will learn and be able to use in the future tha...