Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Patrick Announcement Expected Next Wednesday
ESPN's Marty Smith reported today that an official announcement will come next week, confirming what has become the worst-kept secret in NASCAR, if not all of motorsports. Patrick will confirm that she will steer the #7 GoDaddy.com/JR Motorsports Chevrolet that she has driven in a limited schedule of Nationwide events this season, and will also contest a limited schedule of Sprint Cup starts, presumably in Chevrolets fielded by Stewart-Haas Racing. Plans reportedly call for a move to the Sprint Cup Series full-time in 2013.
Expect a press conference next Wednesday morning at GoDaddy's corporate headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, with Patrick departing the Andretti Autosport IZOD IndyCar Series team following the final year of her contract.