JR Motorsports announced that Danica Patrick will drive the No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevy in the first four Nationwide Series races next season. Her schedule beyond those four races has not been determined, but she is expect to appear in nine more races, putting her at a total of 13 Nationwide races next season.
She will drive the car in the first four races of 2011: Daytona International Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, and Bristol Motor Speedway.
JRM also unveiled GoDaddy.com’s paint scheme for next season, which is the same scheme Mark Martin will drive in the Sprint Cup Series for Hendrick Motorsports.
GoDaddy has been extremely good to me in both series. I know Bob Parsons is a huge fan of our racing program, and I thank him for all the support. We’ll have four extremely challenging and unique races to start our 2011 season, and I’m anxious to return to a lot of those tracks with at least a little bit of familiarity.
JRM General Manager Kelley Earnhardt said:
Starting this weekend at Charlotte, [Patrick] will compete in each of the final five races of 2010. Add the first four Nationwide races of next season, and that’s a solid stretch of seat time she will get to continue learning the intricacies of these race cars. She has done a commendable job so far given the limited seat time, and we appreciate her work ethic and dedication to Go Daddy and our race team.
The 2011 GoDaddy.com Nationwide Chevy: