Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Patrick To Turner Motorsports For 10-Race Nationwide Slate

Just hours after the announcement that sponsor Great Clips and drivers Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet would leave Turner Motorsports for a 2013 position with JR Motorsports, Turner has turned the tables. 

Multiple sources say former JRM Nationwide Series driver Danica Patrick will augment her full-time schedule of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series racing with a 10-race Nationwide Series slate in Chevrolets from the Turner stable. 

Like her Stewart Haas Racing Sprint Cup Series team, Turner Motorsports enjoys a technological partnership with Hendrick Motorsports and fields Hendrick-built Chevrolets in Nationwide competition. Eventual Camping World Truck Series champion James Buescher won the series’ season opener at Daytona last season, and teammate Justin Allgaier finished sixth in championship points, with one victory. 

While Patrick’s 10-race Nationwide schedule has not yet been finalized, sources say they will compete in the Feb. 23 lid-lifter at Daytona International Speedway; a race for which she won the pole a year ago. She will compete in the Daytona 500 for Stewart Haas Racing the following day.


  1. Anonymous7:12 PM

    What will be her reason for not winning now..

    1. Damon1:39 PM

      Remind me how many races Cole Whitt won at JRM in 2012?

  2. Anonymous7:24 PM

    This partnership will probably help the Nascar Nationwide Series a lot more than it will help Steve Turner.

  3. Anonymous9:24 AM

    She's got to qualify for the Daytona 500 first, Moody.

    Considering her lack of luck during Speedweeks last year that's no guarantee.

    1. It will likely be a gaurantied starting spot due to the all too familiar owner points shinanigans

  4. Greg Rogers9:42 AM

    I think JRM got the best end of that deal