Tony Stewart Issues Statement On Danica Patrick Departure

On Tuesday afternoon, Danica Patrick announced via her social media channels that she won’t be returning to Stewart-Haas Racing in 2018. It didn’t come as much of a surprise either as it was widely rumored that her tenure with the team would be coming to an end. With success at a minimum and sponsorship virtually gone, the days of her future with SHR were numbered. But, that didn’t stop Tony Stewart from personally writing a statement saying that despite this tough business decision, he still looks at her the same…

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NASCAR Losing Star Power Recently, Danica’s Announcement Further Adds To That

Statistically, NASCAR will be losing two drivers are the end of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season that combined, have never won a championship on NASCAR’s top level. Combined, they have 26 wins, all by one of the two drivers himself. So, on paper, it’s not a big loss. But, their presence, that is where NASCAR is really losing big. Unfortunately, people should associate NASCAR with names like Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott and guys like that. But, two of arguably NASCAR’s most popular drivers worldwide are Dale Earnhardt…

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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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Danica’s Darlington Throwback Scheme Honors Dale Jarrett, Robert Yates

Stewart-Haas Racing driver Danica Patrick will honor 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Robert Yates with a throwback paint scheme on her No. 10 Ford Fusion during the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Southern 500 race at Darlington Raceway next month. “The throwback race at Darlington is such a cool event,” said Patrick, in a team release. “The track has done such a great job of getting the teams and drivers involved. I’m excited to run a true throwback scheme this year. It’s great that we’re able to honor Robert…

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