Because Kansas Speedway has been repaved, teams will get a special test session, the Thursday before the race. The extra day should be beneficial for Patrick as she tries to get more comfortable in the Sprint Cup Series car.
Greg Zipadelli, SHR competition director, said:
That extra day of testing will be huge for her. With the amount of 1.5-mile ovals on the schedule, it made sense to have her compete at Kansas to better prepare her for 2013.
I think the extra day of testing will be very beneficial, not only to prepare for the race weekend, but to learn for the rest of 2012 and looking ahead to 2013 with Stewart-Haas Racing. The more track time I can get, the better, so I’m happy to be driving the GoDaddy.com Chevy at Kansas.