Thursday, August 12, 2010

She's Baaack! And She's Got Hot Wheels ...

Danica Patrick returns to the NASCAR Nationwide Series this weekend after a little hiatus.

The JR Motorsports driver will take the track at Michigan International Speedway in a paint scheme which is bound to make preschool boys drool and old men sigh.

Hot Wheels, the iconic toy car brand, will be the primary sponsor of Patrick's No. 7 Cheverolet for the CARFAX 250.  The Hot Wheels crew specially designed Patrick's paint scheme which features the familiar red and orange Hot Wheels flames streaking across the hood and sides of the vehicle.

Car design aside, Patrick is hoping to improve on her 24th place finish at Chicagoland Speedway.  But she'll have to do that in the new Nationwide car which last ran at Daytona in July (a race which Patrick's team owner, Dale Earnhardt Jr., won).

"It’s going to be nice to get out there and run these new cars," Patrick said. "We’ve been talking about the new cars so much this year, and now I’ll get a chance to shake one down. JR Motorsports has put a lot of effort into its new car program, so I’m hoping we can get the most out of it in Michigan."

You go girl!

1 comment:

  1. Her car sure looks hot...

    She did pretty good in the 3rd practice, 17th.

    Look forward to her havin a good weekend.