Danica at Dover: 'This is a tough track for us.'

GoDaddy driver ready to move on to Kansas.

Danica Patrick finished 25th in Sunday’s AAA 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway. 

Patrick, driver of the No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR), started 13th and was in the top-20 for much of the first 70 laps. She was in 19th place on lap 71 when her car was hit from behind by the machine of Martin Truex Jr. The contact moved her car up the racetrack and caused her to fall to 24th place. 

There was no damage and Truex radioed that he was sorry for the contact, but from there Patrick was between 24th and 26th the remainder of the race. Her car wasn’t all that bad, but long green-flag runs caused her to go two laps down and she finished 25th. 

“The GoDaddy car was pretty good,” Patrick said. “It’s a track-position race, and we got shuffled back when we got hit. We had good lap times at the end, but we were a couple laps down. We’re running better, but this is a tough track for us. We qualified better, but we still need to finish better. That said, I’m excited to head to Kansas next week. We were good in the spring, and I hope we can do just as well next week.” 

Earlier this year Patrick, now 28th in points, started ninth and finished seventh at Kansas Speedway. 

The next event on the Sprint Cup schedule – the fourth race of the 10-race Chase – is the Hollywood Casino 400 on Oct. 5 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. The race begins at 2 p.m. EDT, with live coverage provided by ESPN beginning with a prerace show at 1 p.m.

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Series NASCAR Cup
Event Dover II
Track Dover International Speedway
Drivers Martin Truex Jr. , Danica Patrick
Teams Stewart-Haas Racing
Article type Race report
Tags godaddy, hollywood casino