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Danica confirms NASCAR move

"Danica has done a great job in a short amount of time for JR Motorsports,” he added. "Her work ethic is probably the best of anyone in the sport ... Danica has earned her place on the track, and I look forward to having her and Go Daddy back in the #7 car next year.”

Tony Stewart, driver and co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, said that he was "very excited to have Danica Patrick and GoDaddy join Stewart-Haas Racing in 2012 for selected Cup races.

β€œThe thing you see in Danica right away is how determined she is to be good at what she does. She's very dedicated to taking the time and effort to make the transition from IndyCars to stock cars. She has talent, she has the right mindset and she has the proper drive and determination. It doesn't matter who it is you're looking for, those are the key attributes that you look for in a driver, and Danica's got them.”

Stewart also confirmed that the intention was for Patrick to run a full Cup season with Stewart-Haas in 2013.

"We're proud of the fact she wants to come and be a part of Stewart-Haas Racing and what we've built with Ryan Newman and myself and all of our partners. Having Danica and GoDaddy as a combination at SHR is something we're really looking forward to."




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Roadrage

August 25, 2011 11:34 PM

Good riddance! She's never been able to turn right and belongs in the PR world of NASCAR. One fluke win in Indycars after years with top teams isn't much of a resume. Perhaps now fans of open wheel racing will see coverage that's not "The Danica Patrick Show." Sarah Fisher was a much better driver but never got a top ride because she wasn't as "cute" as Danica. That's a shame.



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