Danica Patrick will race at the Daytona 500 for Premium Motorsports in a deal that will reunite her with the car number and crew chief with which she began her NASCAR career.
Patrick will drive the No.7 GoDaddy Chevrolet with Tony Eury Jr running the show from the pitbox. The entry has the charter from Premium’s No.15 entry from last year, meaning that the 35-year-old will have a guaranteed place in the field for the race. According to ESPN.com, the entry will be run with engineering support from Richard Childress Racing, and does not include participation in the preseason Clash.
“I couldn’t have written a better story about how this would all fall into place,” Patrick told AP. “Going with the flow is working out beautifully. … It all makes my last NASCAR race just that much sweeter.”
Patrick’s plans for the Indianapolis 500, the second leg of her ‘Danica Double’ farewell tour, are yet to be confirmed.