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Patrick to depart Andretti Autosport

Danica Patrick to leave Andretti Autosport, with NASCAR switch set to be confirmed shortly
Danica Patrick's proposed switch to NASCAR has moved a step closer after Andretti Autosport announced she will leave the team at the end of the season.

A media announcement from sponsor later today [Thursday] is set to confirm a switch to the NASCAR Nationwide Series for 2012 ahead of a switch to the Sprint Cup further down the line.

Patrick has competed in a number of Nationwide Series events alongside her IndyCar commitments this season.

Since joining Andretti Autosport, then known as Andretti Green Racing, back in 2007, Patrick has taken one victory and 16 top five finishes.

"While I'm excited for what lies ahead in the coming year and beyond, I also have to thank Andretti Autosport for the opportunities they've given me over the past several seasons," he said. "I've grown a lot as a driver with Andretti Autosport and I'm thankful I was able to be a part of the organisation.

“It's great to be competitive each week and I was in large part because of my crew and engineers and their dedication to success. I earned my first major auto racing victory with the Team in Japan in 2008 and that wouldn't have been possible without the Team's hard work and support."

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Alex Sumner - Unregistered

August 25, 2011 6:16 PM

An average driver...who Danica? come on now. 181 races so far with 1 win and 4 poles over 12 years of racing does not make an average drive. That would be BELOW average. Is is an atractive women who has posed in sexy photo shoots and this is the reason for the cash that has come here way and is why she has had these golden spoons handed to her. I am no fan.

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