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An emotional Danica Patrick bids farewell to NASCAR: There was no mistaking the love. Danica Patrick got one of the largest applauses when introduced for Sunday’s Daytona 500 – her last NASCAR race – and then made her ceremonial lap around the famous Daytona International Speedway soaking in the cheers, and good wishes and genuinely moved by the standing ovation she received from the sold-out crowd.[More](2-18-2018)

Danica Patrick receives most off season media coverage: She handily beat out 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex, Jr.[More](2-16-2018)

GoDaddy to sponsor Patrick in ‘Danica Double’: Danica Patrick is going back to green. GoDaddy Green, to be exact — a fitting color for her farewell tour. The company will sponsor Patrick in the upcoming “Danica Double” that will close out her racing career, The Associated Press has learned. Patrick has no ride yet for next month’s Daytona 500 or the Indianapolis 500 in May, but she now has the financial backing to pull it off.[More](1-18-2018)

Danica Patrick confirms she is dating Packers QB Aaron Rodgers: Danica Patrick’s heart is racing for Aaron Rodgers. Patrick, a Chicago Bears fan, confirmed Monday she is dating the Green Bay Packers quarterback. “Yes, Aaron and I are dating,” Patrick told The Associated Press.[More](1-15-2018)

Daytona / Indy announcement coming from Danica Patrick soon?:Talks with Penske and Ganassi have reportedly fallen apart in the past few week.[More](1-15-2018)

Danica Patrick still working on Daytona, Indy 500 ride: As the 60th running of the Daytona 500 is fast approaching, Danica Patrick is still searching for a ride in “The Great American Race” and the Indianapolis 500. Patrick, 35, joined SiriusXM NASCAR Radio’s “The Morning Drive” on Thursday to discuss how those plans are unfolding.[More](1-5-2018)

Danica Patrick on retirement and her ‘Pretty Intense’ book release:Driving legend Danica Patrick, 35, who will retire after the 2018 Daytona 500 and Indy 500, has become a behemoth brand beyond the track. With a wellness book, “Pretty Intense,” releasing on Tuesday, the NASCAR driver discussed her “90-day mind, body and food plan,” as well as what retirement looks like for her and how she continues to build her lifestyle-brand-based empire. [More](12-27-2017)

Danica Patrick’s talks with Ganassi break down: Talks between Danica Patrick and Chip Ganassi Racing about driving in the 2018 Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500 appear to have broken down, according to Chip Ganassi, who informed a packed crowd of the news at the Performance Racing Industry Show (PRI Show) opening breakfast.[More](12-7-2017)

Ganassi, Team Danica discuss possibilities for 2018 partnershipTeam owner Chip Ganassi spoke personally with Danica Patrick and her representatives Thursday and Friday about the possibility of fielding cars for her in either the Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500, or both, but said he doesn’t yet have enough information to determine if participating in her farewell jaunt is feasible. Patrick has expressed confidence in being able to bring sponsorship to field both ventures. Ganassi said “I would think it would be better to do it with one team.” The team owner said he has not had time to consider when he’d need a commitment and firm details from Patrick’s camp.(NASCAR Wire Service)[Read More Here](11-18-2017)

Danica announces 2017 will be final season as full-time driver, but….; TV in future? Following Sunday’s race in Homestead, Danica plans to step away from full-time competition. While Danica may not be competing on a weekly basis next year, we are thrilled to share with you that she will be doing the “Danica Double” and will be a part of the 60th running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in February and the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in May.(Danica Patrick Racing)
AND Danica Patrick is in talks with NBC Sports to potentially join the network in the coming months, although her driving career might not quite be finished, two people with knowledge of her future plans told USA TODAY Sports on Friday.(USA Today)[Read More Here](11-17-2017)

Could Danica move to Roush-Fenway?UPDATE: One of the most talked about vacancies in the NASCAR garage is the one that will be occur at the end of the season when Danica Patrick steps away from Stewart-Haas Racing and the #10 car but at no point in the process has she said he is done with racing. Now, there is talk she could end up at Roush Fenway Racing with boyfriend, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., and she would neither confirm nor deny when asked this past week at Martinsville Speedway.(10-31-2017)
UPDATE: ESPN.com’s Bob Pockrass spoke to Roush-Fenway president Steve Newmark who said that Roush did not have a spot open next season.[More](11-4-2017)

Danica Patrick will not return to SHR in 2018 UPDATE: Statement from Danica Patrick regarding the announcement of new sponsor Smithfield to SHR in 2018: “It has been my honor to drive for Tony Stewart, Gene Haas and everyone at Stewart-Haas Racing for the past six seasons. Together we earned a Daytona 500 pole, seven top-10 finishes and we also had some exciting racing along the way. My time driving for them, however, has come to an end due to a new sponsorship arrangement in 2018.”(Danica Patrick Facebook page)(9-12-2017)
UPDATE Many people are speculating that this could mean the end of Patrick’s racing career. But the 35-year-old driver shot down rumors that she was retiring Wednesday. “That’s just not the case. It really just means that I’m not going to be driving for that team anymore. I’ve said for the last year or two that, you know, I’ll do it as long as it’s fun,” Patrick said. “What’s fun is doing well. So, if I feel like I have an opportunity to be in a car that’s going to give me the ability to have fun, which is run well, then that’s what I’m doing to do.”(Chicago Sun Times)[Read More Here](9-15-2017)

Statement from Tony Stewart regarding Danica Patrick’s tenure at Stewart-Haas Racing. “I’ve always been a believer in Danica’s ability as a racecar driver and that continues to be the case. She’s one of the most fearless people I’ve ever met. She has never backed down from a challenge. In fact, she’s sought out new challenges throughout her career, and that’s what brought her to NASCAR and Stewart-Haas Racing.
Making the jump from INDYCAR to NASCAR is not easy, yet she had the courage to do so and put up better numbers than a lot of other drivers who have tried to make that same transition. I’m proud of how hard Danica has worked during her time at Stewart-Haas Racing, and she continues to work hard. My support for Danica is unwavering. We’re going to end this season strong and make the most of these last 10 races.”(Tony Stewart Facebook page)[Read More Here](9-13-2017)

Warrior by Danica Patrick clothing line featured on the #10 at Richmond: While Patrick is used to the fast-paced lifestyle of a professional racecar driver, off the track she enjoys a fashionable and fitness-oriented way of life. Warrior by Danica Patrick is a lifestyle collection with a mix of active, “athleisure” and casual wear. Function, fashion and comfort is what the brand stands for with attention to detail and shape. The HSN collection, which launched in January 2017, is available at HSN.com[More](9-6-2017)

Danica Patrick’s future will depend on sponsorship: Amid one of the most productive stretches of her NASCAR career, Danica Patrick faces the possibility that it could all end after this season because of sponsorship shortfalls. Or at least end at Stewart-Haas Racing. And in an interview with USA TODAY Sports on Saturday at Watkins Glen International, she seems at peace with the prospect.[More](8-5-2017)

Danica Patrick launches wine brand Danica Patrick has taken her love of wine and food and poured it into the bottle of her own brand, Somnium, which means “to dream” in Latin. In April, the first vintage, a 2014 cabernet sauvignon, was released as a small lot allocation of 210 cases. Somnium will debut at Auction Napa Valley 2017 as part of the e-lot auction.(Napa Valley Register)[Read More Here](6-6-2017)

Are Danica Patrick’s hard wrecks catching up to her?: Danica Patrick was involved in a hard, fiery wreck May 13 at Kansas, when running in the top 15. The wreck, no fault of her own as Joey Logano had a part break in his car, causing him to turn abruptly and clip Patrick, came when Patrick was running in the top 15. It would’ve been her first top-15 finish this season. After the race, she bemoaned her luck on the season.[More](5-21-2017)

Danica Patrick had a feeling about boyfriend’s prospects: Danica Patrick said she had positive vibes about boyfriend Ricky Stenhouse Jr.’s chances in Sunday’s GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, and not just because Stenhouse had won the pole during Saturday’s time trials. But Patrick was otherwise occupied when Stenhouse took the checkered flag for the first time in his 158th start in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Patrick hasn’t won in 164 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races, but she got her only IndyCar victory in her 50th start in the series.(NASCAR Wire Service)[click to continue](5-8-2017)

Danica Patrick comments on retirement: With Patrick’s driving days possibly nearing an end in the not-too-distant future, what might have seemed like an off-track hobby is being fast-tracked into something far bigger. She launched the clothing line “Warrior by Danica Patrick” on HSN after participating in the design process. And she developed the workouts and meal plans for the book. Ask Patrick about how much longer she will race, and her reply doesn’t suggest the question is off-target.[More](4-15-2017)

Tony Stewart, Danica Patrick earn induction into Bobblehead Hall of Fame: A Hall of Fame induction traditionally symbolizes the pinnacle of a career in sports and that day has come for three-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart and milestone-setting female driver Danica Patrick of Stewart-Haas Racing.[More](4-4-2017)

Danica Patrick among highest paid women in sports: As far as the highest paid women in sport is concerned, it’s nearly game, set, and match to tennis stars. But the ranking, which is based on Forbes data…, does pack a surprise or two. From the consistently brilliant Serena Williams, to the powerful UFC star Ronda Rousey.[More](3-10-2017)

Danica Patrick talks about concussions: #10-Danica Patrick says she has had a number of concussions in her career and Earnhardt, Jr. set a good example by getting out of the car to heal.[More](2-23-2017)