Danica Patrick Hoping Past Success at Martinsville Helps With Good Effort This Weekend

The start of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season hasn’t gone the way Danica Patrick has hoped it would. After the first five races, Patrick has just one top 20 finish as that came with a 17th place effort at Atlanta in the second race of the year. The other results are 33rd, 36th, 22nd and 26th respectively. But, she’s looking forward to this weekend’s race at the Martinsville Speedway, as Patrick is hoping that her past success on the .526-mile Virginia short track would help her with…

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After Quiet 1st Half of the Daytona 500, Big Crashes Steal The Show Over Final 100 Laps

Daytona Beach, Fla – Entering Sunday’s 59th annual Daytona 500, it would have been easy to pick someone from either Team Penske, Hendrick Motorsports or Joe Gibbs Racing to win the season opener at the Daytona International Speedway. After all, someone out of these three camps have won 17 of the last 19 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races during Daytona Speedweeks. But, by time we got to Lap 150, most of them were already eliminated or at least caught up in a crash at some point in the final…

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Joey Logano Wins Thrilling Clash at Daytona Ending on Sunday

Daytona Beach, Fla – It was back to the glory days for the season opening NASCAR race at Daytona. Since 1979, NASCAR has held an all-star event format formerly known as the Busch Clash. Every year, this race kicks off Daytona Speedweeks. Recently though, the race was renamed and moved to run under the lights. But, a name change back to the “Clash” in the offseason and a rainout from last night, forced this year’s “Clash” to be run back to daytime hours. That threw a wrinkle to everything, as all…

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Aspen Dental Expands Sponsorship With Danica Patrick Including Daytona 500

We now know that 2017’s NASCAR season won’t be as much pressure filled as we thought for Stewart-Haas Racing and Danica Patrick. When Nature’s Bakery backed out of a 20 race sponsorship deal for 2017 and again in 2018, that left SHR and Danica left with a little over a month to find more than a half season worth of sponsorship. They have now nearly found it. On Tuesday, Aspen Dental and SHR announced that the dental company has agreed to expand their partnership with the team and sponsor Patrick’s…

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2017 Season Crucial for Danica Patrick’s Future in NASCAR

Entering the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, Danica Patrick originally thought her job security at Stewart-Haas Racing was pretty high. She had at least two years remaining on her deal with the team and also had a lot of funding from Nature’s Bakery for sponsorship money. Unfortunately, this upcoming season will now hold the keys to her future in the sport. Nature’s Bakery backed out of their deal with Patrick and SHR leaving her No. 10 Chevrolet without a primary sponsor for at least 20 of the 36 races…

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How Many Winless Drivers Will Win 1st Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Races in 2017?

If a recent trend hasn’t been clearer prior to this season, it’s pretty clear now. The youth movement is taking over in NASCAR, as drivers like Jeff Gordon, Tony Stewart and Carl Edwards have all stepped away from the sport the last two years. Now, the younger generation is primed to step in. With that being said, several of these drivers are going to be ready to compete for wins with Gordon, Stewart and Edwards taking over 150+ victories away with them. Over the last three years, Kyle Larson, Chris…

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Stewart-Haas Racing to Sue Danica Patrick’s Sponsor Nature’s Bakery

We all knew something was up when Danica Patrick showed up to the 2017 NASCAR Media Day in Charlotte donning the Tax Act colors on her firesuit. Last year, it was Nature’s Bakery’s colors, and with the fig bar company expected to be back for 20 of the 36 races in the upcoming season, the fact that she had on a different firesuit was puzzling. Stewart-Haas Racing said at the time that they were in discussions with the company and had nothing to report. Today, they reported that they are…

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