Where Will Danica Patrick Land In 2018?

It’s been a crazy day of NASCAR news, all tied to each other too. First off, Smithfield left Richard Petty Motorsports and announced they’d be joining Stewart-Haas Racing. Later on in the day, RPM revealed that Aric Almirola won’t be back with the team for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. It’s pretty easy to connect the dots there. But, sandwiched in the middle of that was Danica Patrick and her announcement that she won’t be back with SHR for 2018 either. Now, where does she land? Honestly,…

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Connecting The Dots, Almirola Now Out at RPM, Danica Out at SHR, Smithfield Leaving RPM For SHR

I don’t know why it took so many announcements on Tuesday, but if you connect the dots, Aric Almirola is heading to Stewart-Haas Racing to drive the No. 10 Ford for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. First off, Smithfield announced this morning that they wouldn’t be returning to RPM and would fund a car at SHR. Then, Danica Patrick revealed this afternoon that she’s not being retained by SHR for 2018 and that a new “sponsorship” deal is the reason. “We’re excited to announce today that Smithfield…

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Did Danica Patrick’s Announcement Reveal Almirola or Kenseth’s Move to SHR?

Danica Patrick revealed on Tuesday that she will not be returning to Stewart-Haas Racing for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. We all knew she was a free agent at the seasons end which sparked rumors already that she may be on her way out. But, did she divulge that Aric Almirola or Matt Kenseth could be on their way in to replace her with SHR? “It has been my honor to drive for Tony Stewart, Gene Haas and everyone at Stewart-Haas Racing for the past six seasons,”…

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Danica Patrick Out at Stewart-Haas Racing For 2018

We all knew the writing was likely on the wall. Now, we know that Danica Patrick won’t be returning to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2018. Danica Patrick announced Tuesday afternoon that she will not return to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2018. Her full statement, which was posted on her Facebook page: “It has been my honor to drive for Tony Stewart, Gene Haas and everyone at Stewart-Haas Racing for the past six seasons. Together we earned a Daytona 500 pole, seven top-10 finishes and we also had some exciting racing along the…

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XFINITY and Truck Series’ Playoff Spots To Be Decided This Weekend in Chicago

I’m sure most of you all are aware that the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs are beginning this weekend at the Chicagoland Speedway. But, there are three other series racing on the 1.5-mile Joliet track this weekend too. In fact, two of those three are ending their regular seasons this weekend. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series will have their 16th and final race of the regular season in Friday night’s Chicagoland 225 (8:30 p.m. ET/FS1/MRN). The NASCAR XFINITY Series will also have their 26th and final race…

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How Would IndyCar Points Look Without Qualifying Points/Double Points at Indy?

Rumors are swirling that the Verizon IndyCar Series may do without double points for the 2018 season. But, with that being said, where would the points standings be if there weren’t any double points races this season? Also, where would they lie if we didn’t award points for qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 too? Currently, Josef Newgarden leads Scott Dixon by just three points heading to the season finale this weekend at Sonoma. There’s also seven drivers that are still mathematically eligible to win this year’s title. Helio Castroneves (-22),…

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Gateway Announces 2018 IndyCar Date, More Improvements, Earlier Start Time

Gateway Motorsports Park’s 2018 Bommarito Automotive 500 Verizon IndyCar Series race is scheduled for Saturday, August 25, 2018. The race is in its second year of a multi-year agreement with INDYCAR. The 2018 edition of the INDYCAR race at GMP promises to be bigger and better — with more entertainment for the fans — and will start one hour earlier (7 p.m. CDT). Coors Light Pole Night qualifying is slated for August 24, 2018. For the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series event, GMP has planned: A large display and exhibitions of vintage Indy…

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