IRL: Andretti Green Racing signs Patrick for 2007

Andretti Green Racing Signs Danica Patrick for 2007 INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 25, 2006) - Andretti Green Racing announced today it has signed Danica Patrick to drive one of the team's IndyCar Series cars, beginning in 2007. Patrick, who was...

Andretti Green Racing Signs Danica Patrick for 2007

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 25, 2006) - Andretti Green Racing announced today it has signed Danica Patrick to drive one of the team's IndyCar Series cars, beginning in 2007.

Patrick, who was named 2005 IndyCar Series rookie of the year and 2005 Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year, becomes the third driver under contract to Andretti Green for the 2007 season. She joins 2004 IndyCar Series champion Tony Kanaan, who won Sunday's event at The Milwaukee Mile, and Marco Andretti, who was named 2006 Indianapolis 500 rookie of the year after finishing second in The Greatest Spectacle in Racing."

Andretti Green currently fields four full-time entries in the IndyCar Series and intends to do so again in 2007. The team fielded a fifth car in the 90th running of the Indianapolis 500 for team co-owner Michael Andretti, who drove to a third-place finish.

Andretti Green Racing, which won the 2004 and 2005 IndyCar Series championships, the 2005 Indianapolis 500 and is the winningest team in IndyCar Series history, also campaigns two cars in the Indy Pro Series and announced last week it will be entering one car in the 2007 American Le Mans Series.

Michael Andretti, Chief Executive Officer, Andretti Green Racing:
"Today is an exciting day for everyone at Andretti Green Racing. Danica has shown great talent during her first two seasons in the IndyCar Series and has impressed Kim [Green], Kevin [Savoree] and myself with her development as a driver. Our focus has been and always will be on winning races and winning championships. We certainly believe Danica will do that. She has made it very clear that one of her goals as a driver is to win the Indianapolis 500 and we are looking forward to giving her a great opportunity to do that."

- AGR -

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Michael Andretti , Tony Kanaan , Marco Andretti , Danica Patrick