Danica Patrick Nascar Next Week

Published: August 19, 2011

Danica Patrick Nascar Next Week, As the stories go in the car, it was about as uncertain as if you could be diverted to your hard around Montreal.Next Wednesday, four days later, she leads the NASCAR Nationwide Series NAPA 200 at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, it seems that we finally have confirmation that Danica Patrick is going to put a roof full time on her racing helmet.

Dinnertime on Thursday, timed for live television, Jacques Villeneuve and Patrick entered the media circus of a ballroom center hotel – a stock car parked in the lobby from the outside – to speak for the fifth consecutive year ther weekend NASCAR weekend in Montreal.

And as far as Patrick spoke eloquently about her readiness to return to the road course, it has not run since its development in the series car in 2004, she knew the question was about her future to come.

As always.

“Sorry, there is nothing new to report,” she fibbed in ther month-long game of cat and mouse. “I watch the news and see how you guys do.”

Another layer of the race is the worst kept secret was peeled before Patrick had landed in Montreal in the afternoon. Multiple sources have reported that next week it will officially announce she’s leaving is Andretti IndyCar Autosport to run a full Nationwide stock car in 2012 with JR Motorsports, with a number of carefully chosen elite races Sprint Cup Stewart-Haas Racing.

As noted, the plan calls for 29 years to go full time in Sprint Cup in 2013 after a year of grooming Nationwide.

Confirmation is expected to come to Phoenix, home of the main sponsor and partner of Patrick, the field of Internet and the Web giant GoDaddy.com.

When it comes, it will be a terrible decision for Patrick and others. She spent seven years in IndyCar and has pretty much done what it can with the material she was given.

NASCAR, meanwhile, could use the lightning-flash in the interest of her arrival would bring, and stock-car racing provides new opportunities for all, both on and off piste.

But that’s all for next week and beyond.

For these microphones and notebooks, Villeneuve and Patrick talked about ther race carefully and their hopes for the weekend.

Asked about the uncertain future of the NAPA 200, Villeneuve repeated his sentiment spoken repeatedly that “it would be a shame if ther race will disappear because it’s good for us and good for the city, for Canada, Montreal and Quebec “.

For her part, Patrick Villeneuve circuit waits to be closer than it was when she was a Toyota Atlantic race here, with her car is now wider.

“It looks like if you do not crash, basically, you’ll probably finish in the top 10 for sure,” she said. “But it is very easy to get into an accident. Especially at the end, it seems that the red mist for the drivers and it turns into chaos. ”

Villeneuve knows a thing or two about it, after failing here in 2008 during a driving rain under a yellow flag. He finished third last year.

In his most recent race, in June-road course at Road America, it caused a multi-car accident while finishing third, a misadventure that started the defenses and feelings. Now he is back in that Dodge Penske Racing, the best car that Nationwide was in Montreal.

So he thinks ther is his race to lose?

“Elkhart was my race to lose and I managed to do it,” he said, laughing. “I do not need to do that again here.”

For Patrick, the challenges are clear for her first tour race in a Chevrolet 3400 pounds, running against someone who is very special for her:

“(Villeneuve) was probably the only driver that I really thought I wanted to be like,” she said. “Usually, I say that I did not have heroes or role models. (But) Jacques is the I only looked up, however: “Man, if I could do something like (what it has done in the car), it would be incredible.”

“It’s really hard to see out of these cars,” she said, moving on to the tech.

“I asked (crew) to add additional mirrors for me and bring them to a position where I can see as much as possible. And I heard the brakes are a real challenge, they had not too long ago. ”

Villeneuve, Patrick and 41 other drivers will try to shoehorn almost 93 tons combined car in the Senna corner a few ticks past 2:30 Saturday afternoon. Their paths are among the scenarios are as varied and fascinating as they are numerous:

A Nationwide Series championship point’s race again heated between the leader Ricky Stenhouse Jr. and his closest pursuers, Ricky Sorenson (10 points behind), Elliott Sadler (24), Aric Almirola (70) and Justin Allgaier (80).

Three of the four winners of the first Montreal are expected in the area: Fellows of Toronto, Ron (2008), Carl Edwards (2009), and Boris Said (2010). They are joined by the road course Marcos Ambrose assistant, who won two poles and led 149 of 249 laps, he ran in four events in Montreal – as much as 60 percent – without ever being first to the checkered flag.

On the tight, you-are-nuts-trying-to-pass it? Île Notre-Dame Development, September Quebecers will have the chance though, as Quebecers drive Villeneuve, Patrick Carpentier, in his final career race, Alex Tagliani, Andrew Ranger, Maryeve Dufault, the first Canadian woman to run a race Nationwide, and the brothers Jean-Francois and Louis-Philippe Dumoulin.

The high-octane, a table-collapse smorgasbord opened Thursday with Discovery Day, an open house for fans to look at three events in support put into practice – and in one case, holds the qualification – the suspicious around a one-hour session featuring autographs Quebec drivers.

It continues in the Friday morning with three hours of common labor practice nationwide event, and then an afternoon of action, which will culminate at 5:05 pm with a 49 nationwide car, should compete for spots on the grid.

The organizers have added another autograph session on Saturday at 10 am, and Patrick Villeneuve surely is the most popular of 14 drivers taking part.

Assuming it survives writer’s cramp, Patrick arrives at the green flag with a nice database of friendly advice from other drivers whose goodness is guaranteed to be a rumor once the race begins.

“I begin with respect to the drivers, I do,” she said, smiling. “I began, as will be fair play. But if they get rowdy, then I will too. You have to give it back or you will continue to get pushed around.

“I think you’re going to use a wing here and there, but there is a time and place.”

Do not think a heartbeat here ther woman is not in NASCAR.


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