Patrick To Drive Turner Scott Car At Daytona
MOORESVILLE, N.C. — Danica Patrick will pilot a third Turner Scott entry in the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
Patrick, who will compete in her second full-time season in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, will be behind the wheel of the No. 30 Florida Lottery Chevrolet Camaro in the season-opening DRIVE4COPD 300.
Veteran crew chief Mike Greci will once again be calling the shots from atop the pit box.
Patrick made her TSM debut in last year’s season opener and surged to an early lead before an electrical failure forced her to retire early and resulted in a 36th-place finish.
“Danica Patrick’s immense popularity allows the Florida Lottery to increase awareness about our sole reason for existing – which is increasing funding for education in Florida,” said Florida lottery Secretary Cynthia O’Connell. “In our 26 year history, Florida Lottery players have generated more than $26 billion for education programs and more than 650,000 students have attended college through the Bright Futures Scholarship Program. We are proud to partner with Danica and Turner Scott Motorsports and are hopeful for a successful weekend at Daytona Int’l Speedway.”
“I’m really looking forward to competing in the Nationwide Series race at Daytona once again and driving the No. 30 Florida Lottery Chevrolet Camaro,” said Patrick. “Turner Scott Motorsports is a great organization and I worked really well with Mike Greci and the whole team in both of the races I did with them last year. I know that I’m definitely capable of a win this year working with that group, it just comes down to making it until the end. I have to thank the Florida Lottery for coming on board; they’re giving me the opportunity to run this race and to support education in the State of Florida.”