The No. 10 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Impala SS is loaded and ready. Crew chief Tony Gibson and the GoDaddy.com crew are ready. And, most importantly, Danica Patrick Daytona 500 preparation begins. As she kicks off her first full NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.
The marathon 36-race Sprint Cup schedule begins with the 55th Daytona 500 Feb. 24 at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. And it marks the first race in Patrick’s first full season in NASCAR’s top division.
After seven full seasons in IndyCar and one full season of NASCAR Nationwide Series, Patrick is about to embark on the longest and toughest season in all of racing. In IndyCar, she competed in only one race a year of 500 miles in length – the world famous Indianapolis 500. In the Sprint Cup Series, 10 of the 36 races on the schedule are 500 miles or more in length and only six are less than 300 miles.
Patrick will drive more miles than she ever has in a season, but she’ll do so with a veteran crew led by crew chief Gibson.