Danica Patrick out at Stewart-Hass Racing after new sponsor

Martin Truex Jr

Martin Truex Jr

Patrick posted a statement on her Facebook page Tuesday saying her time with Stewart-Haas "had come to an end" due to a new sponsorship arrangement for the team next season. "We have enjoyed our relationship with Richard Petty over the past five years, but are excited to join SHR and explore new ways to leverage our NASCAR sponsorship", said Kenneth Sullivan, president and CEO.

Danica Patrick has announced she will not be returning to Stewart-Haas Racing next season.

Patrick, 35, has seven top-10 finishes in her 180 career races.

Patrick has dealt with incredible pressure in her NASCAR career - partly because of the scrutiny of being a woman driver and the questions about whether she deserved her ride or was primarily a marketer filling a race auto seat. "I'm just kind of letting it organically flow". "I don't drive because I love the thrill of getting sideways".

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Depending on how you want to look at Danica Patrick's NASCAR legacy, you could either consider her a failure or a success. Tony Stewart called her "fearless" in his first comments about her upcoming departure from his race team. She also finished third in the 2009 Indianapolis 500. "Making the jump from IndyCar to NASCAR is not easy, yet she had the courage to do so and put up better numbers than a lot of other drivers who have tried to make that same transition". It really just means that I'm not going to be driving for that team anymore. "In NASCAR, you're better off with a group of guys or girls that are working day and night and diligently for you".

And through it all, she has lasted five full-time seasons in a Cup vehicle. But the question remains if she can pull enough partners together to fund a ˜$20 million Cup program. She would not, however, consider a part-time ride. Soon to be 26, Julia Landauer (a Stanford grad) might be too old to get a good shot after her good-but-not-great performances on the NASCAR regional level. "She loves the competitiveness of it and has been doing it for a long time, so I think if it was up to her she would try getting in a competitive auto and keep going out and competing", Stenhouse said Wednesday. But many who knew Patrick in her IndyCar days would say she has either matured or just enjoyed NASCAR more.

"I want to continue racing if I have an opportunity to do well", Patrick said August 16.

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