Patrick Lands Daytona Seat With Premium

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Danica Patrick and GoDaddy will join Premium Motorsports for the 2018 Daytona 500. (NASCAR photo)

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Danica Patrick and sponsor GoDaddy will team with Premium Motorsports next month during the 60th annual Daytona 500 at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

The one-race deal will see Patrick drive the No. 7 GoDaddy Chevrolet Camaro, the same car number she competed with during her stock car debut at Daytona in 2010, and the effort will be overseen by crew chief Tony Eury Jr.

Eury previously worked with Patrick when she raced in the NASCAR Xfinity Series from 2010 to 2012.

“I keep saying, I couldn’t have written a better story about how this would all fall into place – going with the flow is working out beautifully,” said Patrick. “I’ll be back in GoDaddy green, driving the No. 7 Chevrolet with Tony Jr. in my ear again. It all makes my last NASCAR race just that much sweeter.”

“It wouldn’t be just any opportunity that could coax me back to the pit box, working with Danica and GoDaddy again at Daytona is going to be fun,” added Eury. “When you can do what you love and be in your element … well, I can tell you, it doesn’t get any better. Danica and I have shared success before in Daytona, and she has a lot more experience under her belt now, so I look forward to seeing what we can achieve during Speedweeks.”

Premium Motorsports recently purchased the assets of Tommy Baldwin Racing. The NASCAR Cup Series organization will utilize the charter held by the No. 15 entry to field the No. 7 GoDaddy Chevrolet at Daytona. As a result, Patrick will be guaranteed a starting spot in the 60th running of the Daytona 500.

The No. 7 GoDaddy Chevrolet will be powered by ECR Engines. In addition, the team will receive engineering support from Richard Childress Racing.

“We’ve been working on this behind-the-scenes for a while,” said Premium Motorsports team owner Jay Robinson. “Now that we’ve finalized the deal, we’re 100 percent focused on getting the No. 7 GoDaddy Chevrolet ready for Daytona. Our team finished eighth in Daytona 500 last year and I know everyone here at Premium Motorsports is prepared to give Danica the best opportunity we can to get another great result as she runs her final NASCAR race.”

GoDaddy announced last week that the company would sponsor Patrick in her final two races as a professional driver – the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500.

CREDIT: GoDaddy Inc.

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