By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor
When Danica Patrick wraps up her racing career with the Daytona 500/Indianapolis 500 double this year, she will be doing so in familiar colors.
GoDaddy, which sponsored Patrick for her first six seasons in NASCAR and her last two in IndyCar, announced on Thursday that they would be returning to sponsor her again in her final two races.
“This is definitely the way I want to finish my racing career — at these two iconic races, backed by my iconic, long-time sponsor,” said Patrick. “GoDaddy was there for me when my career was just really starting so it’s exciting to be getting back in the GoDaddy ‘green’ for my final races. Our brands have always been powerful together, and I think it’s awesome to have them at my side when I go ‘all in’ with my businesses after racing.
“I don’t think I could have written a better ending to my racing career — driving my last laps on the Indy 500 track … although winning it with GoDaddy would obviously be the icing on the cake.”
After announcing that she wouldn’t be returning to full-time NASCAR competition at Homestead-Miami Speedway last November, Patrick laid out her plans to compete in the biggest races in both NASCAR and IndyCar, the Daytona 500 and Indianapolis 500, before hanging up her helmet for good and moving onto her other businesses.
As of now, Patrick hasn’t announced which teams she will be driving for in the “Danica Double”, but with Thursday’s news, she now has the financial backing to pull it off.
In 11 starts at Daytona, Patrick has two top-10 finishes, which came in 2013 and 2014, along with her lone Cup Series pole in 2013. At Indianapolis, she finished inside the top-10 in all but one of her seven starts, with her best finish of third coming in 2009.