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KANNAPOLIS, N.C., – Danica Patrick has raced on concrete surfaces many times during her career, having done so in IZOD IndyCar Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, NASCAR Nationwide Series and even NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition.
But she knows as well as anyone that her concrete starts in four different racing series can’t fully prepare her for Sunday’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on the ultra-fast and ultra-challenging concrete mile oval at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
Dover’s 24-degree banking in the turns and 9 degrees on the straightaways, and being surrounded by 42 other Sprint Cup machines each producing nearly 900 horsepower, equate to one challenging race for Patrick in Sunday’s AAA 400 at Dover.
Fortunately for Patrick, who drives the No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, concrete has been good to her, at times.
In four IndyCar Series starts from 2005 to 2008 at 1.33-mile concrete Nashville Superspeedway oval in Lebanon, Tenn., Patrick never started or finished o...
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anica Patrick, driver of the #10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet, met with members of the media at Dover International Speedway and discussed racing at Dover, the comparison of Dover to Bristol, how things are going with her new Nationwide Series crew chief and much more.
TALK ABOUT RACING HERE AT DOVER. “Unfortunately I don’t have as much experience and as many laps as I would like to...
Danica Patrick will be in good hands when she runs her first full season in the Sprint Cup Series in 2013.
Stewart Haas Racing is looking to support Patrick with the veteran crew that currently services the No. 39 team and Ryan Newman.
"That's what we're looking at," says Patrick's current Cup crew chief and SHR Competition Director Greg Zipadelli. "We...
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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...
Sprint Cup competitors have another reason to fear Jimmie Johnson.
If the five-time champion's career stats at Dover International Speedway weren't staggering enough -- with seven wins in 21 starts and an average finish of 8.9 -- then his performances over the last four seasons should be.
In the last seven races at Dover, Johnson has won four of the NASCAR Sprint Cup events...
JR Motorsports director of competition, Ryan Pemberton, will serve as interim crew chief for Danica Patrick’s No. 7 GoDaddy.com team for the remainder of the 2012 season. Pemberton occupied the position last weekend at Kentucky Speedway where Patrick finished 14th.
CONCRETE STATS - In three races on concrete surfaces this year, the JRM teams have amassed one top-five and three...
A sport we don't talk about too much is auto racing. However, the popularity of IndyCar in America took a harsh step back in 2012 that's worth taking notice. The racing league posting its lowest ratings ever on NBC Sports Network, a drop of 27% from last season according to Sports Media Watch. The races didn't even average 300,000 viewers on NBC Sports after...