Danica Patrick will run 10 NASCAR Nationwide Series races with Turner Motorsports in 2013, espnW.com is reporting. No word on sponsorship, but my money would be on GoDaddy.com being on the car for those races in addition to their sponsorship of her first full season in the Sprint Cup Series.
This is a boost for Turner Motorsports who lost sponsor Great Clips and drivers Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet earlier in the week, ironically to Patrick’s former team, JR Motorsports. Nothing has been announced on the Nationwide side officially by Turner. The original plan had 2012 Camping World Truck Series champion James Buescher moving up to the series fulltime, but instead he will stay with the trucks for 2013.
Insiders predict that Just Allgaier will be back in the #31, again nothing announced yet by either the team or Allgaier. It will be interesting to see what happens to that team, the #38 that campaigned Great Clips last year, and what number Patrick will use.