Danica Patrick will run the NASCAR Nationwide Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona International Speedway for Turner Scott Motorsports, the team announced Thursday. Patrick will drive the #34 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet for the team as she tries to win her first career NASCAR race. Veteran crew chief Mike Greci will turn the wrenches on the #34 car.
"I'm looking forward to competing in the Nationwide Series race at Daytona driving the No.34 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet Camaro," said Patrick. "Turner Scott Motorsports is a great organization and they've got great people to work with. I really have to thank everybody at GoDaddy for this opportunity. They are always so supportive of what I do."
Turner Scott Motorsports is the defending champion of the Drive4COPD 300 when driver James Buescher took the checkered flag in the race a year ago. Turner Scott Motorsports will have four cars at Daytona. Patrick will join Nelson Piquet Jr, Kyle Larson and Justin Allgaier for the organization in Daytona. The team will look to defend their race title.
“We are very happy to announce the addition of Danica Patrick to our lineup for the race in Daytona,” said team co-owner Harry Scott Jr. “We think a lot of Danica and what she’s achieved so far in NASCAR. She’s a great qualifier at Daytona and she has a lot of experience there in her relatively short NASCAR career. We think Turner Scott Motorsports has a lot of potential for the first race of the season and we’re looking forward to getting to the racetrack.”
Patrick will also compete full-time in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Stewart-Haas Racing.
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