With moving to NASCAR full time this season Patrick will need to be fierce. Danica who is participating in her first Sprint Cup testing will have to balance her time between driving the No. 7 Chevy full time for JR Motorsports in the Nationwide Series and the 10 Cup races for Stewart-Haas Racing.
“I’m really excited and I’m really happy and that’s it. I mean, yeah, there’s nerves. There’s a lot of things that are unknown, especially with running the full-time Nationwide (Series for the) championship, wanting to do really well in that, and wanting to make a good impression in the Cup races that I’m doing. But overall I’m feeling comfortable, as comfortable as I could imagine myself in this situation, and just really excited and really happy and glad to be where I’m at.” Said Patrick.
Danica scored three top 10s, led 14 laps and improved her average finish by 10.6 positions and posted her first NASCAR top-five last year. Her progress has been steady over the last two seasons in which she drove a part-time Nationwide Series schedule while competing full time in the IndyCar Series.
The move from the Nationwide Series to Sprint Cup will be challenging and Patrick has made it clear she doesn’t just want to be here, she wants to run well.
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