Danica Patrick has driven for Stewart-Haas Racing in NASCAR for the last six seasons. But she will not be getting a seventh. Today, Patrick announced that she will
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. Sponsorship plays a vital role in our sport, and I have been very fortunate over the course of my career, but this year threw us for a curve. Our amazing partners, such as Aspen Dental and Code 3, stepped up in a big way on short notice this year and I am incredibly grateful.
I wish SHR the best of luck with their new sponsorship and driver. Thanks for the memories. Right now, my focus is on the remainder of the 2017 season and finishing the year strong. I have the utmost faith in myself and those around me, and feel confident about my future.
Patrick's six seasons with the team have had mixed results, at best. She earned the pole position for her first Daytona 500, but her other successes have been limited. In 180 races run since 2012, she has just seven top ten finishes and best points result of 24th in 2015 and 2016.
There is no word on what Danica's next step will be.