Danica Patrick is at a crossroads in her NASCAR career.

Patrick announced Tuesday that she would not be returning to Stewart-Haas Racing, leaving her future in NASCAR unsteady. Many people speculated that this ending sponsorship could mean the end of Patrick’s career.

But the 33-year-old driver from Roscoe, Illinois shot down those rumors that she was retiring Wednesday.

“That’s just not the case. It really just means that I’m not going to be driving for that team anymore. I’ve said for the last year or two that, you know, I’ll do it as long as it’s fun,” said Patrick, who felt she “had died” after speculation began to swirl about her future. “What’s fun is doing well. So, if I feel like I have an opportunity to be in a car that’s going to give me the ability to have fun, which is run well, than that’s what I’m doing to do.”

And Patrick has co-owner of Stewart-Haas Racing, Tony Stewart’s “unwavering” support. Stewart called Patrick “fearless” and applauded her for always being willing to take on a challenge.

Patrick said she appreciated Stewart’s support.

“It’s nice to hear, but I’ve also have driven for him for a long time,” Patrick said. “I would hope and …read more

Source:: Chicago Sun-Times – Sports

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